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

Southern train staff to strike again early in the new year

Southern staff are to go on strike again as the dispute over the driver-only operation of new trains enters a third calendar year. The RMT union announced the latest industrial action yesterday (Wednesday 20 December) while Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 1:51 am

Homeless people evacuated after arsonist strikes outside Brighton Centre night shelter

An arsonist started a fire at the Brighton Centre, yards from where homeless people were staying inside the temporary winter night shelter. The suspected firestarter has appeared in court charged with arson with intent to endanger life or being reckless as to whether life was...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 12:42 am

Police appeal for help tracing driver after pedestrian hit in Hangleton

Police are appealing for help tracing the driver of a red car after a man was hit in Hove. The incident happened in Hangleton Lane, close to Hangleton Valley Drive. Sussex Police said this morning (Wednesday 20 December): “Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017 at 12:03 pm

Missing Brighton girl found safe and well after police appeal

A missing Brighton schoolgirl has been found safe and well after a public appeal for help to find her. Sussex Police issued the public appeal yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) after Rosie Doward, 15, had been missing for almost 48 hours. The force said this morning (Wednesday 20...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017 at 11:23 am

Train firm’s plans slated by Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth

An environmental group has criticised plans to revise services for train passengers to and from Brighton and Hove next year. Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth said that new and better rail services are needed from the area’s main train operating company Govia...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017 at 1:12 am

Popular and long-serving Brighton lollipop lady retires

One of the most popular lollipop ladies in Brighton and Hove is retiring after 18 years’ service. Helen Reynolds hangs up her pole on the last day of autumn term tomorrow (Wednesday 20 December). Mrs Reynolds has been patrolling the junction between Millers Road and...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 9:27 pm

Council cleared of ‘trapping’ disabled man Bobby Carver’s in unsuitable housing by watchdog

Two complaints by a disabled man who claims he is trapped in unsuitable accommodation because of city hall failings have been upheld in part by the council watchdog – but no fault in how his care and housing needs were assessed has been found. Bobby Carver and his advocates...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 5:42 pm