Three people treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Brighton

Three people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas leak at a terraced house in Brighton. Their lives were saved because there was a working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in the house. Police, fire and ambulance crews dealt with what was described as “a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2016 at 11:03 am

Severe fog warning issued for south coast

A severe weather warning has been issued for fog, which could reduce visibility down to 50m in some areas. The Met Office warning, issued at 9.46pm this evening, covers the south of England and is valid from now until midday tomorrow. It says: “Patches of thick fog will...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016 at 10:41 pm

Murray Christmas – Brighton & Hove Albion stun Brum

Birmingham City 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Albion came back from a goal down to steal an injury time winner at St Andrew’s. After a goalless first half Lukas Jutkiewicz scored with a header when Dale Stephens gave the ball away in midfield. But the game turned on Chris...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016 at 7:54 pm

Brighton and Hove’s former mental health chief promoted to top job

Brighton and Hove’s former mental health chief, Sam Allen, has been promoted to the top job at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She will become chief executive in the spring when Colm Donaghy retires from the post. Ms Allen is currently the deputy chief executive and...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016 at 2:41 pm

Despite the cuts we’ve achieved plenty, says Warren Morgan

This year has been a year memorable for many of the wrong reasons. Here in Brighton and Hove though there has been a lot that has been positive. Here are just some of the things your council has achieved despite huge cuts from government. On housing, we approved last week our...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016 at 10:54 am

Evacuated Brighton mother describes ‘bomb’ terror

A mother described the “bomb” terror visited on people living in a Brighton street after an unexpected find on a building site. Terrified neighbours were evacuated from their homes after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was unearthed. A lack of information added to...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016 at 6:29 pm

Seven held after drugs and firearms raids across Brighton and Hove

Seven people have been arrested after a series of drugs and firearms raids across Brighton and Hove, Sussex Police said today (Friday 16 December). The force said: “Detectives have disrupted a group suspected of organised drug dealing and firearms distribution in Brighton and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016 at 5:40 pm

Suspected unexploded shell leads to closure of busy Brighton road and premises being evacuated

A suspected unexploded shell led to the closure of a busy Brighton road today (Friday 16 December) and the evacuation of neighbouring homes. Hollingdean Road, which runs between the Vogue Gyratory and Ditchling Road, was closed for about five hours before bomb disposal experts...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016 at 5:24 pm

Judges to hear bail request by Brighton Royal Marine as he prepares appeal against murder conviction

Judges are due to hear a bail application by former Royal Marine Alex Blackman as he awaits a court date for an appeal against his conviction for murder. The 42-year-old former Sergeant, from Brighton, is not due to appear in person this afternoon (Friday 16 December) although...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016 at 2:35 pm

More than 15,000 people in fuel poverty in Brighton and Hove, say official figures

More than 15,000 people are living in fuel poverty in Brighton and Hove, according to official figures. The price comparison website MoneySuperMarket.com said that the figures represented 12 per cent of households in Brighton and Hove – or 15,459 homes. The average fuel poverty...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016 at 1:53 pm