Investigation under way after basement fire in Brighton

An investigation is under way after a basement fire in Brighton this morning (Monday 8 May). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it sent firefighters to a two-storey commercial building in the centre of Brighton at 9.18am. The fire service said: “Three Brighton...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 6:32 pm

Labour picks student, 20, for Brighton Pavilion after original candidate stands down

Labour has selected a 20-year-old student to fight Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion after the party’s original candidate Michelle Thew stood down for personal reasons. Solomon Curtis, who lives in Moulsecoomb, is completing the final few weeks of a politics degree at...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 4:36 pm

Kidnappers who tortured victims with a knife and iron jailed for a total of 72 years

Five men have been jailed for a total of 72 years after keeping two men against their will and torturing them using a knife and an iron before leaving them in the boot of a car in Brighton. Police received 999 calls from people living in flats at Barclay House in Wellington Road...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 2:35 pm

New i360 boss appointed

A new boss for the i360 has been appointed, with English Heritage director Steve Bax being named its new executive director – five months after its former chief executive announced she was leaving. Mr Bax, who has worked in the visitor attraction sector for more than 10...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 11:52 am

Hove man sentenced for harassing foreign neighbour

A man from Hove has been sentenced for harassing a foreign neighbour, hurling abuse at her for being Polish – although she isn’t actually Polish. Nicholas Cramp, also known as Nicky Cramp, of Seafield Road, Hove, denied racially aggravated harassment against Mariana Tudor, of...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 1:34 am