Brighton and Hove taxi driver suspended over sex assault claim

A Brighton and Hove taxi driver has been suspended over allegations of a sexual assault involving “a young female”. Details of the suspension were shared with the Brighton and Hove Taxi Trade Forum by Brighton and Hove City Council hackney carriage officer Martin Seymour. The...
Posted On 06 Aug 2016 at 2:39 am

Missing Brighton man found

A missing Brighton man, 32-year-old Timothy Mepham, has been found, Sussex Police said. He was reported missing from his home in Brighton on Thursday (4 August), having left without his mobile phone or wallet. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help to find him. At the time...
Posted On 06 Aug 2016 at 2:06 am

Mother finds metal screw with daughter’s fries in Brighton burger restaurant

By Claire Jacobs A mother was shocked to find a metal screw in her six-year-old’s lunch at a Burger King restaurant in Brighton. Amy Ridpath had taken her daughter Isobel to the North Street Burger King branch after she asked to eat there as a treat. They ordered a children’s...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 6:44 pm

Brighton restaurant closes owing £200k to council

A Brighton restaurant which closed without warning owes more than £200,000 in business rates to Brighton and Hove City Council. Jimmy’s, at Brighton Marina, is under investigation for “systematic” business rate avoidance, the council said this afternoon (Friday 5 August)....
Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 4:06 pm

Two women sexually assaulted on Brighton seafront

Two women were sexually assaulted on Brighton seafront during a night out. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses and information this afternoon (Friday 5 August). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault in Brighton last week. “Between...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 2:30 pm

Labour holds East Brighton in by-election

Labour held East Brighton in the by-election for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 29, won the seat with 1,488 votes, almost 58 per cent of the votes cast and nearly a thousand votes ahead of the Conservative candidate David Plant who came second with...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 12:38 am

Police concerned for missing Brighton man

Sussex Police have asked the public to look out for a missing man from Brighton. The force said: “Police are searching for Timothy Mepham, who is missing from his home in Brighton. “It is believed he could be wandering anywhere between Brighton and Eastbourne and he...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 10:47 pm

Prime Minister sends message of support to Brighton Pride

Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a message of support to Brighton Pride. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby, a fellow Conservative and a Treasury minister in her government, said: “I have been asked to pass on this message of support for Brighton Pride from the Prime...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 10:12 pm

Armed robbery suspect arrested in Brighton after being spotted by eagle-eyed security guard

A suspected armed robber was arrested in Brighton after being spotted by an eagle-eyed security guard, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 4 August). The man, 25-year-old Danny Walsh, is suspected of holding up Easington Post Office in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on Saturday (30 July)....
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 6:58 pm

Southern advises people coming to Brighton Pride to think about alternatives to the train

Train operator Southern has advised people coming to Brighton Pride to consider alternative means of transport on Saturday (6 August). The company said: “Reduced train service will mean very busy trains. “Preston Park station will be closed for the safety of passengers a...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 5:15 pm