New Brighton MP asks his first Commons question – to the Prime Minister

New Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle asked his first question in the chamber of the House of Commons since his election on Thursday 8 June. The Labour MP quizzed Theresa May as the Conservative Prime Minister reported to the Commons on her return from a meeting of her...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 9:34 am

Brighton boy, 12, fights off man who grabbed him by throat

A 12-year-old boy was grabbed by the throat as he played in the street near his Brighton home. The boy escaped the grip of the man in Hillside, Moulsecoomb, on Friday evening (23 June), according to his grandmother Carole Porter. She posted a warning on Facebook which said: “My...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 8:58 am

Brighton Legal Walk raises thousands to fund advice to help the vulnerable

The annual Brighton Legal Walk took place this evening (Monday 26 June) to raise money to fund advice for some of the most vulnerable people in the area. A dozen teams and more than 70 walkers took part in the 10km trek from the Brighton Law Courts to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017 at 9:05 pm

Tourist stabbed during Old Steine brawl

Three people have been arrested after a fight in the Old Steine in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 24). At around 1.30am police were called to a reports of a large fight near to the fountain involving around 20 people. Officers attended and the group was dispersing but...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017 at 4:20 pm

New smart traffic cameras to fine more motorists in bus lanes

A sevenfold increase in smart traffic cameras will help the city’s traffic control team respond better to road accidents – and also fine more people driving illegally in bus lanes. Brighton and Hove City Council is set to vote on plans to replace three existing...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017 at 1:36 pm

Just what was the loud bang heard over central Brighton?

A loud explosion was  heard in central Brighton just after midnight – but its source is still a mystery. Residents as far afield as Preston Park and Elm Grove have taken to social media to voice their concerns. The Sussex Police helicopter patrolled the sky over Fiveways...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017 at 2:02 am

Brighton woman sentenced for benefit fraud

A Brighton woman has been sentenced by magistrates after she admitted a £23,000 benefit fraud. Siyapi Mawere, 48, of Upper Chalvington Place, Whitehawk, was given a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years when she appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Magistrates...
Posted On 25 Jun 2017 at 5:29 pm

Cyclists, families and local MP turn out to support all-day charity cycle challenge in Brighton

A charity round the world cycle challenge is under way in Brighton with dozens of people racking up thousands of miles without even leaving the city. Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has organised the event at the Preston Park cycle track to try to raise £25,000 for its First Base...
Posted On 25 Jun 2017 at 11:40 am

The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 6: Whitehawk

This is part 6 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Whitehawk: Sheepcote Valley: Overall number of...

Blazing school fire cloaks south Portslade in smoke

A fire at a school has covered much of south Portslade in smoke this evening (Saturday 24 June). Eight fire engines are battling the blaze at the derelict Eastbrook Primary School, in Manor Hall Road, Southwick, West Sussex Fire and Rescue said. 8 fire engines from @EastSussexFRS...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017 at 8:15 pm