Brighton company director jailed for bribing fire service manager

A Brighton company director has been jailed for bribing an IT manager at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Wesley Mezzone, 35, of Ridge View, Woodingdean, was jailed for 20 months after being found guilty of bribery and corruption at Brighton Crown Court. Mezzone was working...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016 at 2:16 pm

Dozens of horses unclaimed after stables evicted by council due to welfare concerns

More than 20 horses remain unclaimed after they were removed from Brighton stables in the middle of the night in the culmination of a long-running dispute between its owners and the council. Danny Cross, who ran Stanmer Horses, has hit out at the council after being evicted last...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016 at 5:48 pm

Brighton woman left shaken by sex attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was grabbed from behind by a man and sexually assaulted in Hollingbury, Brighton. The 18-year-old victim was walking along Braybon Avenue between 10.30pm and 10.45pm on Wednesday (21 September) when a man came up very close behind...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016 at 5:29 pm

Disgruntled commuters plan Victoria protest as they step up crowdfunding campaign

A disgruntled commuters’ group is planning a protest at Victoria Station in London at 6pm on Thursday (29 September). The Association of British Commuters said that the “Southern Justice” demo – to be held on the concourse at Victoria – would have a justice theme. The organisers...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016 at 3:17 pm

Designer handbag stolen from party

Do you recognise the woman in this CCTV image? Police would like to speak to her in connection with the theft of a handbag in Denmark Villas, Hove. The victim, a 62-year-old woman from Billingshurst, was attending a social event at the Ralli Hall Community Centre on Wednesday...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016 at 1:34 pm

Brighton care scheme requires improvement, according to inspectors

An “extra care scheme” in Brighton requires improvement, according to inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The official watchdog said that the Patching Lodge Extra Care Scheme was good when it came to providing effective, caring and responsive services. But the CQC...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016 at 1:50 am

Hove councillor and former carer criticises sheltered scheme after Brighton resident’s death

A Hove councillor and former carer has criticised a sheltered home in Brighton after it emerged that a resident who died had not been seen for 24 hours. Councillor Dawn Barnett, who worked as a carer for nearly 40 years, spoke out after an inquest heard evidence about the death...
Posted On 25 Sep 2016 at 11:59 pm

Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball announce their separation

Norman Cook – aka Fatboy Slim – and his wife Zoe Ball are separating after 18 years, she said on Twitter this evening (Saturday 24 September). The couple will both stay living on the seafront in Hove but in neighbouring homes. They said: “With great sadness we...
Posted On 24 Sep 2016 at 10:12 pm

Not a dickie bird from Barnsley  – As Murray double gives Albion routine win 

By Tim Hodges from The Amex Brighton & Hove Albion  2 Barnsley 0 Albion barley got out of canter to see off Barnsley and move up to third place in the Championship. Chris Hughton made whole sale changes from last Tuesday’s game, restoring the team that won at...
Posted On 24 Sep 2016 at 8:33 pm

Park vandals damage children’s playground

Play equipment at a park in Peacehaven has been damaged and police are searching for the vandals. The incident took place at Piddinghoe Sports Park, also known as Centenary Park, between the evening of Wednesday 21 September and the morning of Thursday 22 September. Newhaven and...
Posted On 24 Sep 2016 at 3:59 pm