Battle to stop downland development fails – and opens door to more urban fringe housing

A new housing estate will be built on an Ovingdean meadow after an inspector said the need for more housing outweighed any ecological harm – opening the door to more such developments on the city’s urban fringes. Campaigners battled for months against Lightwood...
Posted On 02 Jul 2018 at 6:18 pm

Thugs leave boy with smashed cheekbone after attack in Hove

Two thugs left a boy with a smashed cheekbone after attacking him and his friends in a Hove street. Sussex Police said: “Police are searching for two men who attacked teenage boys in a Hove street, leaving one of them with facial fractures. “Between 2.30am and 3am on Saturda...
Posted On 02 Jul 2018 at 6:00 pm

Most Brighton and Hove council tenants fall into rent arrears after switch to universal credit

Most council tenants in Brighton and Hove fell behind with their rent after being switched to universal credit, according to an official report. It said that more than two thirds of people on universal credit living in council homes in Brighton and Hove could not pay their rent...

South east put on level 3 heatwave alert

Health officials today advised people to take action to stay safe in today and tomorrow’s soaring temperatures after The Met Office issued a Level 3 heatwave alert for the south of England. With these high temperatures forecast for the next couple of days, Public Health...
Posted On 02 Jul 2018 at 3:54 pm

Couple took plastic shark’s head from Hove Lagoon and dumped it

A couple who were caught on camera taking a plastic shark’s head from Hove Lagoon say it was just a prank – but unimpressed police officers have asked him to comb the seafront where it was dumped. Two quick-thinking children caught the man on camera carrying the head...
Posted On 02 Jul 2018 at 2:51 pm

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car crossing Marine Parade

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the A259 Marine Drive, Rottingdean, 50 metres east of its junction with Nevill Road. It happened at 10.15pm on Sunday (1 July) and involved a 29-year-old Hove man on foot and a Skoda Fabia car...
Posted On 02 Jul 2018 at 10:07 am