Brighton talent ‘deserts capital’ as rail crisis continues

Almost a year since industrial action first started on Southern Rail, workers and employers say it’s having a permanent effect on the job market. While thousands still slog from the south coast into the capital every day, Brighton and Hove employment agencies say they are...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 4:57 pm

Brighton and Hove drugs gang jailed

A drugs gang from Brighton and Hove has been jailed for dealing cocaine, illicit drink and money laundering. The final member of the gang to be sentenced, 35-year-old Leonard Dema, was jailed for three years at Hove Crown Court this morning (Tuesday 28 March). The gang leader,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 1:50 pm

Homophobic thugs will spend longer in jail after appeal court agrees attacks were hate crime

Two violent men have had their jail terms increased to seven years after the Court of Appeal agreed that their violent attack on a couple on Brighton seafront was motivated by hate. Gage Vye-Parminter, 18 and Matthew Howes, 19 started shouting homophobic comments at two men on...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 1:43 pm

Hollywood actor helps Brighton schoolchildren with their history lessons

He’s more used to appearing in blockbuster films or prime time TV – but Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Steve Speirs’ latest role is playing to a much smaller audience – in every sense of the word. Steve has been roped in by St Luke’s...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 1:12 pm

Did you witness racist abuse at Brighton sauna?

Police are seeking witnesses to a reported incident of racial abuse in a Brighton sports centre. At 1.30pm on Sunday (19 March) a 34-year old man was preparing to use the sauna at the Prince Regent Sports Centre in North Road, Brighton, when he was subjected to verbal racial...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 11:16 am

CCTV of St Patrick’s Day assault suspect released

Police investigating an assault on St Patrick’s Day in Brighton want to speak to this man captured on CCTV. A 27-year-old man was punched to the ground and repeatedly stamped on by a man unknown to him in Boyces Street at about 11.30pm on Friday 17 March. He suffered...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 11:04 am

Average speed cameras on Brighton seafront to be switched on today

The new average speed cameras on Brighton seafront are due to be switched on today (Tuesday 28 March). The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership said that the aim of the cameras was to improve compliance with the 30mph speed limit, improve congestion and commuter times and improve...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 9:32 am

Four-car crash closes Brighton seafront road for morning rush hour

A four-car crash led to the closure of the main A259 seafront road at Roedean for about 90 minutes this morning (Tuesday 28 March). Ambulance crews were called to assess and treat people’s injuries. The accident happened shortly after 6.30am by the corner of Greenways and Marine...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 8:52 am

Police more likely to identify stalking and harassment in wake of Shana Grice tragedy

Sussex Police is recording more domestic abuse cases as harassment and stalking in the wake of the Shana Grice tragedy. Michael Lane was last week found guilty of murdering the Portslade teenager, who was found dead in her bungalow which he had set on fire in a bid to cover his...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:11 pm

Praise for seafront heroes who tried to save drowned man

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan has praised the outstanding efforts of emergency services, the council’s seafront team and members of the Brighton Surf Club in trying to rescue a man who drowned near the Peace Statue on Hove seafront. After a search on...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:09 pm