Brighton bus driver freed unhurt after crash with car

A bus driver escaped almost unhurt after having to be freed from his cab after a crash with a car on the Lewes Road. The crash happened between a double decker bus and a car at the junction of Natal Road yesterday at about 5.30pm. Three fire engines from Roedean, Brighton and...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017 at 11:50 am

VIDEO: How ‘petulant’ driver caused A27 pile-up

An “aggressive and petulant” driver has narrowly avoided prison after he caused a three vehicle crash on the A27 near Shoreham. Lee Allwright was this month banned from driving, fined more than £800 and given 200 hours of community service after admitting dangerous...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017 at 11:24 am

Racial discrimination at Brighton hospital trust highlighted in report

Racial discrimination at Brighton and Hove’s main hospital trust has been highlighted in another official report. The findings, in the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Report, echo criticisms in the report last year by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC said that the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017 at 6:10 am

Brighton and Hove Albion sign promising young Arsenal and England striker on loan

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a promising young Arsenal and England striker on loan until the end of the season. Chuba Akpom, 21, passed his medical at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in Lancing yesterday evening (Monday 30 January). The Londoner is...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017 at 12:10 am

Huge 2,000-strong crowd protest Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ in Brighton

Brighton city centre was brought to a standstill tonight as an estimated 2,000 people took to the streets to peacefully protest US President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries entering the States. HUGE #AntiTrump turnout in #Brighton this...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 8:42 pm

Crackdown on park caravan camps now in force

A crackdown on caravans in a dozen parks and open spaces in Brighton and Hove which will allow the city council to move on unauthorised traveller camps more quickly is now in force. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to combat antisocial behaviour have been introduced...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 5:09 pm

Fully electric buses to hit Brighton’s streets next month

Fully electric buses are to be trialled in Brighton from the spring, with red London buses soon to be spotted along the 50 and 50U routes from Brighton city centre to Falmer via Hollingdean. The Big Lemon was the first to announce it was to put electric buses on the city’s...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 4:29 pm

i360 visitor numbers slightly down on target – but attraction still on track to repay council-brokered loan

The i360 didn’t attract quite as many visitors in its first four months as anticipated – but is still on track to make a profit and repay the £36m loan it secured via the city council. From its opening date of August 4 until the end of November, there have been...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 3:23 pm

Suspect released without charge after man stabbed in stomach

A man arrested on suspicion of stabbing someone in the stomach in the early hours of Saturday morning has been released without charge. Police were called to an address in Langdale Road, Hove at around 1.30am on Saturday to a report of an assault. A 21-year-old local man was...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 2:26 pm

One in 20 Brightonians signs anti-Trump petition

More people in Brighton Pavilion have signed a petition calling for a ban on a state visit by US President Donald Trump than anywhere else in the country. As of 10am, 5.5% of people living in the central Brighton constituency had signed the petition demanding that Mr Trump should...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 10:15 am