Travellers arrive in Brighton park prompting MP to intervene

The arrival of travellers in East Brighton Park has prompted the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown to write to Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council. Simon Kirby said that he had urged police and council chiefs to move on the group. Mr Kirby’s office said...
Posted On 27 May 2016 at 11:36 am

Brighton man treated for choking after burning his dinner

A Brighton man was treated for choking on smoke after burning his dinner. Firefighters gave him oxygen after being called to his home in Slinfold Close, Brighton. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.27pm on (Wednesday) 25 May firefighters responded to a fire alarm...
Posted On 27 May 2016 at 10:42 am

Revenge porn, cyber bullying and virtual lessons feature in final report from Brighton and Hove’s outgoing director of public health

Revenge porn, cyber bullying and virtual lessons all feature in the final report from Brighton and Hove’s recently retired director of public health Tom Scanlon. Dr Scanlon introduces the report with a video filmed on the Downs and sums up with another shot by the i360. The theme...
Posted On 27 May 2016 at 10:29 am

Youth football team abandons Wild Park because of traveller disruption

A youth football club has abandoned training in Wild Park because of continued disruption from unauthorised traveller camps. Kevin Tettersell, club secretary of Coldean Colts in Brighton, made the announcement this week, as another camp set up on the park. And he has warned its...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 2:48 pm

Portslade man arrested in connection with murder of missing man

A 50-year-old Portslade man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and prevention of a lawful burial in connection with the murder of missing Lancing man Mark Manning. Human remains, which are unidentified at this stage, but believed to be those of...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 2:46 pm

Brighton musician dumped by Sony over illness goes to US for treatment

By Sian Blewitt A Brighton busker whose dreams were shattered when he was dumped by Sony after he was diagnosed with a debilitating disease has gone to the US for treatment after his girlfriend raised more than £4,000.   Ren Gill, 26, Brighton, was scouted by Sony while...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 2:15 pm

Nursery stars put their best foot forward

By Alex Cook A Brighton nursery school has won a national award for encouraging children to scoot, cycle and walk to school. Each of Footsteps Nurseries three premises in Hove, Hollingbury and Portslade received the Modeshift STAR award by Brighton and Hove City Council’s...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 1:37 pm

Sussex Police deny ‘turning blind eye’ to cannabis use

By Matthew Enderby Sussex Police has denied it ignores cannabis use after the police crime commissioner brought allegations made to her during her recent election campaign to the first accountability meeting of her new term of office. Katy Bourne brought up the issue last Friday,...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 12:19 pm

Hollingdean community rallies round to help improve park

By Frances Solomon Residents and families are coming together to set up a group to help improve and develop Hollingdean Park in Lynchet Close. Friends of Hollingdean Park is a new community action group focused on adding to current play equipment, maintaining facilities and...
Posted On 26 May 2016 at 10:27 am

Rogue billboard taken down after community complaints

A huge advertising hoarding erected without permission which blocked two elm trees planted by the community has been taken down after a storm of protests. The structure was put up in March on a patch of council-owned land next to the rail bridge at the junction of the Old...
Posted On 25 May 2016 at 4:42 pm