Roads closed outside Brighton Station and man taken to hospital

Roads were closed just outside Brighton Station late this morning (Monday 19 December) and a man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses, saying it was unclear whether the man had been struck by a vehicle – as was suggested on...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 8:09 pm

Have you seen missing teenage girl from Brighton?

Sussex Police issued an appeal for help in finding a missing teenage girl from Brighton today (Monday 19 December). The force said: “A Brighton teenager has gone missing after coming home from school, packing a bag and leaving the house. “Verphy Kudi, 15, recently returned after...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 7:50 pm

Competitive and flexible new service to help city businesses deal with their waste

City businesses are being given the chance to become cleaner, more environmentally-friendly and fully lawful on the waste they produce, thanks to a new council recycling and rubbish service. Companies can now apply to have their waste collected, buy sacks, get rid of bulky...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 7:41 pm

Two men rob Brighton supermarket at knifepoint

Two men held up a supermarket in Patcham at knifepoint, Sussex Police said today (Monday 19 December). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after two men robbed the Co-op store in Old London Road, Brighton, at knifepoint. “They went into the shop at 9.55pm on...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 7:31 pm

Attackers leave Brighton woman with broken jaw

A group of men left a Brighton woman with serious facial injuries including a broken jaw when they attacked her at the weekend. Sussex Police said: “A woman suffered a broken jaw after she was assaulted in Little East Street, Brighton, early on Saturday (17 December)....
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 2:29 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters face more frustration as Southern train guards begin another strike

Commuters from Brighton and Hove face two more days of frustration as train guards begin another strike in their long-running dispute with Southern. The 48-hour strike, by members of the RMT union, started at midnight and is due to end at midnight tomorrow (Tuesday 20 December)....
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 7:58 am

Petition to save the Sussex Beacon gathers almost 5,000 signatures in days

A petition to save the Sussex Beacon from the threat of closure has gathered almost 5,000 signatures in just a few days. It was set up on the 38 Degrees website by media finance consultant Adam Betteridge, from Brighton, after the local HIV charity said that the NHS had cut its...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 6:31 am

Brighton’s shop vacancy rate falls again but HMV announces closure

The shop vacancy rate in the centre of Brighton has fallen again, according to one of the biggest surveys of its kind by the Local Data Company (LDC). The 4.43 per cent vacancy rate has fallen by almost a percentage point since the spring and is much lower than the national...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 5:48 am

Brighton consultant wins praise for lifesaving move

A Brighton hospital consultant has won praise for his quick thinking and lifesaving actions when a patient started choking on her lunch. Stroke specialist Phil Thompson used a pair of forceps to remove the food which was blocking the woman’s throat and preventing her from...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016 at 3:57 am

Peacehaven man in custody after fire destroys caravan outside house

A Peacehaven man was in custody today (Sunday 18 December) having been arrested after fire destroyed a caravan parked outside a house. Sussex Police is treating the fire as an arson attack and said: “A man has been arrested after fire completely destroyed a caravan parked outside...
Posted On 18 Dec 2016 at 11:32 pm