Brighton contact centre staff donate toys for sick children

Toys donated by contact centre staff will be handed over to children staying at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton today (Wednesday 21 December). Staff at Domestic and General, in Queen Square, Brighton, have donated and wrapped more than 100 new toys on behalf...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 9:24 am

Southern Rail strikes could cost the British economy £400m, says university study

The series of strikes by Southern guards and train drivers could cost the British economy almost £400 million, according to new research. The economic impact of the strikes has been estimated in a study carried out at Chichester University. It was led by Dave Cooper, professor of...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 9:06 am

Brighton and Hove health watchdog highlights ambulance firm’s failings

The independent health watchdog for Brighton and Hove has highlighted failings by the non-emergency ambulance contractor Coperforma in a critical report published today (Tuesday 20 December). Healthwatch Brighton and Hove said: “A report examining the experiences of Sussex...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016 at 8:30 pm

New police chief for Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove has a new police chief – Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell – who takes over from Nev Kemp. Chief Superintendent Bell began her career in Brighton and said: “It was 25 years I ago when I walked into Brighton Police Station as a probationary constable, feeling...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016 at 7:47 pm

Albanian eagle flies high over Brighton Town Hall To Celebrate Independence Day

The Albanian flag flew high over Brighton Town Hall to mark Independence Day for the many ex-pats living in the local area. Dozens of members of the Albanian and Kosovan community celebrated the occasion with representatives of Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council....
Posted On 20 Dec 2016 at 6:35 pm

Missing Brighton schoolboy found

A 15-year-old schoolboy from Brighton who went missing last week has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said this morning (Tuesday 20 December). The force said: “Missing Brighton boy Hassan Chebbi has now been found. “He was found in the early hours of this morning safe and...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016 at 2:35 pm

Degrees of kindness – university staff donate hundreds of gifts for children in need

Staff at Sussex University have donated hundreds of Christmas presents for children in need in Brighton and Hove. Administrator Simon Robinson organised the collection over several weeks at the university’s Falmer campus for vulnerable children from 0 to 12 years old. Her...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016 at 12:04 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton schoolboy?

Police have issued a public appeal for help finding a 15-year-old schoolboy from Brighton who has gone missing. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Brighton boy Hassan Chebbi who has gone missing. “The 15-year-old was being looked after in Hayling Island...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 9:28 pm

Wanted Brighton man arrested near police station

A wanted Brighton man was arrested just a few streets away from the police station, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 19 December). The force said: “Robert Cole, who was wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence, has been arrested. “He was...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 9:12 pm

Is this the person who punched a 59-year-old woman?

Police believe that this may be the person who punched a 59-year-old woman and they are urging her to turn herself in. Officers from Hampshire Police believe that the suspect may be in Brighton and have issued an appeal through their colleagues in Sussex for help tracing her....
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 8:45 pm