Man dies in sea off Brighton beach

A major search was launched last night after a man went into the sea off Brighton Beach at the Kings Road Arches – but sadly, despite being rescued, the man died. A woman who went into the water to help the man raised the alarm after escaping the waves herself. A police...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017 at 9:30 am

Hove Park students make their case in criminal law contest at Sussex University

Year 10 students from Hove Park School took part in a criminal law advocacy competition at Sussex University Law School with pupils from three other local schools. The students worked with Sussex academics, from the Law School, as well as industry professionals, developing and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017 at 7:52 pm

Hove road closed for bariatric rescue

A road in Hove was closed for a bariatric rescue this afternoon (Saturday 28 January). Bariatric rescues involve helping or moving obese patients, especially if they become stuck in their home. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire engines to close a stretch of...
Posted On 28 Jan 2017 at 11:35 pm

Brighton music student impresses Voice judges on TV talent show

A 20-year-old Brighton music student made it through the blind auditions on The Voice on ITV this evening (Saturday 28 January). Clara Hurtado, who studied at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute), in Hove, had all four judges clamouring to have her on their team in the...
Posted On 28 Jan 2017 at 9:44 pm

Albion take the lead but eventually throw in the Towell at Lincoln

Lincoln City 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 In a repeat of a first round score back in 2003, a weakened Albion team crashed out of the FA Cup. The Seagulls took the lead after good work from Glenn Murray allowed Richie Towell to smash home from 15 yards. His first senior Albion...
Posted On 28 Jan 2017 at 7:40 pm

Twitching to start as annual Birdwatch survey gets under way

Starlings over the pier, Seagulls and pigeons scavenging and even the odd bird of prey – Brighton and Hove has no shortage of winged wonders. And over the next three days hundreds of locals will be keeping a weather eye on our feathered friends for the annual Big Garden Birdwatch...
Posted On 28 Jan 2017 at 1:41 pm

5 things we found out about Albion midfielder Richie Towell

Earlier this week Brighton and Hove News caught up with Albion’s young Irish midfielder Richie Towell. Here are a few things he told us. 1) The former Dundalk player wants to seize his opportunity in the FA Cup team by showing gaffer Chris Hughton that he can create...
Posted On 28 Jan 2017 at 11:00 am

Electrical fault blamed for blaze in Brighton flats by fire investigators

Fire investigators have blamed an electrical fault for the blaze in flats in North Street, Brighton, this morning (Friday 27 January) which led to dozens of people being evacuated shortly after 5am. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fire investigation by East Sussex...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 10:49 pm

Empty council buildings may be used to shelter homeless in Brighton and Hove

Empty council buildings could be used to shelter the homeless in Brighton and Hove after politicians from all parties backed a Green motion last night (Thursday 26 January). Councillor Tom Druitt put forward the idea to fellow members of Brighton and Hove City Council during a...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 7:05 pm

Woman convicted of pimping out girl, 13, from her home in Hove

A woman has been convicted by a jury of pimping out a 13-year-old girl from her home in Hove. The jury, at Brighton Crown Court, unanimously convicted Karen Potter, 35, of arranging the prostitution of a child and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. The...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 3:07 pm