Search for driver who failed to stop after crash with cyclist

Police are trying to trace the driver of a black car which failed to stop following a collision with a pedal cyclist in Brighton. The crash happened at 12.15pm on Friday (25 November) as both the car and the cyclist were heading west along Edward Street. As the car turned into...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:40 pm

Hove knifepoint robbers jailed for 10 years

Two men have been jailed for a total of 10 years following an investigation into two knifepoint robberies in Hove. Scott Thompson, 29, unemployed, of Sheridan Terrace, Hove, and Jamie Paris, 26, a labourer, of Ashton Rise, Brighton, were sentenced to six years’ and four...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:35 pm

Preston Park Rockery officially best park in England

A Brighton park has been named the best park in England after a public competition to find the UK’s best loved green spaces. More than 10,000 people voted in the Fields in Trust awards, with most votes for the England category going to Preston Park Rockery. The team who...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:28 pm

Thousands of Europeans in Brighton and Hove still unsettled after Brexit vote

By Monica Mosquera Thousands of people from the European Union who live, work and study in Brighton and Hove have been left feeling anxious and uncertain since the Brexit referendum in June. What will happen to EU immigrants after Brexit? It is estimated that in the past 10 years...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 3:36 pm

Funding boost to help pregnant women and new mums suffering mental health problems

Extra funding is being targeted at mental health support for pregnant women and new mums in the community. The NHS is allocating an extra £40 million to 20 areas, including Sussex, with the aim of helping more than 30,000 women over the next four to five years. A further £20...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 3:18 pm

Woman freed from wreckage of car after smash outside Hove school at speeding hotspot

A woman had to be cut free from the wreckage of a two-car crash outside a school this afternoon in a road where residents have called for a speed crackdown. The woman in her 50s was rescued from the car after the crash at the corner of Westbourne Gardens and New Church Road...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 2:55 pm

Brighton and Hove fire crews sent to tackle a flood, fire and car crash

Firefighters from Brighton and Hove were sent to tackle a flood, fire and car crash in the space of 24 hours. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 5.35pm yesterday (Wednesday 30 November) two appliances from Preston Circus and Roedean were sent to Freshfield Road,...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 1:48 pm

Dozens spell out anger over Woodingdean phone mast debacle at public meeting

More than 50 people turned out to voice their anger about the new phone mast in Woodingdean at a public meeting last night (Wednesday 30 November). The mast, in Warren Road, went up despite being refused planning permission by Brighton and Hove City Council. But mistakes meant...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 12:08 pm

Brighton girl goes missing after failing to spend night at friend’s house

Police are concerned for a missing girl from Brighton. Verphy Kudi, 14, told her mum she was staying with a friend in Hove over the weekend but didn’t return home. It has also been established that she didn’t stay with the friend at all. Verphy has been sending...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 11:24 am

Police start annual Christmas crackdown on drink drivers

The annual Sussex Police crackdown on drink and drug drivers starts today (Thursday 1 December). The force said that it had made “a significant investment in its ongoing campaign to tackle drink and drug driving this Christmas”. It said: “Approximately 300 officers across the...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 10:42 am