Missing Hove pensioner found safe and well

A missing pensioner from Hove has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said today (Friday 23 December). David Chapman, 69, of Sackville Road, Hove, went missing after last being seen early on Wednesday morning (21 December). Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 10:55 pm

Sussex student wins BBC Radio 3 carol competition

A trainee music teacher at Sussex University has won the BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition 2016. Jessie Reeves’s carol will be now be played throughout the Christmas period on Radio 3. She beat hundreds of amateur musicians from across the country to be crowned the winner...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 8:47 pm

Police release CCTV of Brighton armed robbery suspect

Detectives have released CCTV images of the man suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at the Co-op in Saltdean. Sussex Police said: “It is hoped someone might recognise this man wearing a Santa hat who robbed the Co-op store in Saltdean on Tuesday (20 December). “The man...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 1:42 pm

Bye bye Pet Pet Pet – Hove’s funniest pet shop boy retires

Pet owners and animal lovers have said farewell to Hove’s funniest pet shop boy with the youthful retirement of Pet Pet Pet proprietor Nick Pannett. Mr Pannett, 49, of Hangleton Road, Hove, has closed for the final time after 16 years selling pet supplies and dispensing laughter...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 1:29 pm

‘We’re heading the right way,’ says boss of Brighton and Hove’s mental health trust

The mental health trust that runs Mill View Hospital is “heading in the right direction”, according to chief executive Colm Donaghy. He praised staff as Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was given a rating of “requires improvement” by official inspectors from the Care...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 12:56 am

Mental health trust for Brighton and Hove still requires improvement, says official watchdog

The NHS mental health trust that serves Brighton and Hove still requires improvement, according to the official watchdog for health and care services. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was given the same overall verdict by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as it received...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 12:32 am

Burning the Clocks brightens up Brighton on the longest night

The centre of Brighton was packed last night for the annual Burning the Clocks celebration of the winter solstice. About 2,000 people took part and many more watched as lanterns were paraded from New Road to the seafront where the clock burning took place. Burning the Clocks...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 7:53 pm

Brighton man jailed for filming young woman as she showered and downloading child porn

A man from Brighton has been jailed for having more than a thousand child porn videos and pictures and for secretly filming a young woman as she showered. Terence Munro, 58, a driver, of Goodwood Way, Moulsecoomb, also adapted the young woman’s computer so that he could access it...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 7:34 pm

Have you seen missing man from Hove?

Sussex Police said that officers were becoming increasingly concerned for a missing man from Hove. The force said this afternoon (Thursday 22 December): “David Chapman, 69, was last seen at his home in Sackville Road at 6.45am on Wednesday 21 December. “He was seen walking away...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 7:11 pm

Crime pays for Brownies thanks to donation from Brighton and Hove police

The Brownies have been given a boost by the police in Brighton and Hove with a donation out of the proceeds of crime. A cheque for £300 has been given to the 3rd Hangleton Brownies, based at St Helen’s Church, by PC Mark Davis. Sussex Police said: “The 3rd Hangleton Brownies...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 6:59 pm