Drug dealer threatens to kill detective and slits his wrist as judge passes 18-year sentence

A man being jailed for drug dealing pulled out a blade and slashed his wrist while threatening to kill a Sussex Police detective in a courtroom outburst this afternoon (Tuesday 19 December). Louis Makai, 46, wrestled with security staff in the dock at Brighton Crown Court, as he...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 3:52 pm

Subtitled Star Wars screening abandoned after hearing people complain

An advertised subtitled screening of Star Wars at the Brighton Odeon was abandoned after hearing people in the audience complained. Louise Drake took her twin daughters Esmee and Eliza, 16, to the cinema on Sunday as a special treat, as the girls are deaf and it’s difficult...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 12:38 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton teen?

UPDATE: Rosie Doward was found safe and well in Brighton on the evening of Tuesday 19 December, hours after police issued their public appeal for help to find her. Police are concerned for the wellbeing of teenager Rosie Doward from Brighton. Rosie, 15, was last seen at her home...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 11:41 am

Greens pick candidate for East Brighton by-election

The Greens have chosen a digital marketer to stand in the East Brighton by-election which is expected to be called in the next few weeks.   Councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle said that he intends to step down from Brighton and Hove City Council after Christmas or early in the...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017 at 8:50 am

Brighton school rated good by Ofsted inspectors

A Brighton primary school has been rated good in an inspection by the official watchdog Ofsted. A letter to long-serving Westdene Primary School head Debbie Crossingham said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 10:19 pm

Students convert derelict Brighton offices into community kitchen

Teenage construction students are helping to convert an empty office block into a community kitchen. The multi-trade students, all aged 16 to 19 and studying at the Brighton Metropolitan College, are working on the renovation for the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership. They are...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 4:39 pm

Two flee crashed car on Hove seafront

Two people fled the scene of a car crash which knocked a parked car into a parking meter with such force it was ripped out of the ground. The pair were seen to run from a silver Peugeot 308 after the crash at about 5.47am yesterday morning, one of whom had a facial injury. Police...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 4:22 pm

Bogus police officer cons two Brighton pensioners out of thousands of pounds

A bogus police officer conned thousands of pounds from two Brighton pensioners, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 18 December). The force said: “Police are warning about bogus police officers who have scammed two residents in Brighton out of thousands of pounds....
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 3:42 pm

Out of control car crashes into five parked vehicles

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into five parked vehicles in Brighton last night. The crash happened shortly before 9pm in Carden Avenue. The arrested man is still in custody. A police spokesman said: “A man was arrested after a car...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 11:05 am

Scrooge Inspired: A Christmas Carol

The Spire, Eastern Rd, Brighton, 13-28th December It is rare to see to a production of a classic adaptation that inspires a standing ovation from its audience on opening night. Even rarer to see one where the venue itself plays a starring role. But that is exactly what Scrooge...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 9:31 am