Labour picks candidate for East Brighton by-election

The Labour Party has picked its candidate for the East Brighton by-election this evening (Thursday 20 December). Former parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts will contest the by-election which is expected to be held in early February.   The vacancy will be created by the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:50 pm

Huge crowds celebrate winter solstice in Brighton with Burning the Clocks

Big crowds turned out this evening for the annual Burning the Clocks ceremony, with a parade through Brighton before the blazing seafront finale. The parade left from New Road for Madeira Drive where the lanterns are passed on to the bonfire and the fire show begins. The route of...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 7:06 pm

Lib Dems pick candidate for East Brighton by-election

The Liberal Democrats have picked their candidate for the East Brighton by-election which is expected to take place in early February. The party has chosen 18-year-old activist George Taylor who, if elected, would become the youngest member of Brighton and Hove City Council....
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 5:10 pm

Missing Portslade software engineer found safe in Brighton hours after police missing person appeal

A missing software engineer from Portslade has been found safe and well in Brighton just hours after police appealed for help tracing him. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 21 December): “Missing man Ahmed Fahad has been found safe and well in Brighton on Thursday...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 4:29 pm

Portslade head resigns to run school in London

A Portslade head teacher has resigned to take up a top job in London, her school said today. Katie Scott will stay on at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) until she takes up her new headship next September. PACA’s chair of governors Rosalind Turner sai...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 4:06 pm

Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline

Toys R Us has been saved from almost immediate closure after creditors agreed to give the retailer a three-month lifeline today (Thursday 21 December). The biggest threat appeared to come from the Pension Protection Fund which wanted commitments to protect current and future...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 3:30 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing Portslade man last seen at work in Hove

UPDATE: Ahmed Fahad was found safe and well hours after his disappearance was publicised. Police have issued a plea for help to find a missing man from Portslade who was last seen at work in Hove. Software engineer Ahmed Fahad disappeared on Monday (18 December) after last being...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 12:08 pm

Detectives investigate drug dealer over threat to kill Brighton police officer in courtroom outburst

Detectives are investigating a Portslade drug dealer after he threatened to kill a Brighton police officer in a courtroom outburst as he was jailed for 18 years. Sussex Police said the threat – shouted towards Detective Sergeant Julian Deans and prosecution barrister...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 11:10 am

Lewis carols bring wonderland to Brighton pub as newsreader joins campaign to save the Greys

Sir Martyn Lewis and the Lewis Sisters – The Greys, Brighton, Wednesday 20 December 2017 The charismatic Greys pub in Southover Street, in Hanover, hosted a most intimate and unique evening of Christmas festivities. This was the first time that such an event has taken place...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:36 am

Thugs jailed over revenge attack and robbery ordered by Brighton crime gang boss from his prison cell

A brave and quick-thinking girl of 11 has been praised by a judge for outwitting a gang of brutal thugs. She hid her phone or tablet and managed to contact her mother after the men threatened her, having violently attacked two other men downstairs and ransacked a house in...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 2:40 am
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