Sussex Sharks left high and dry by Surrey

Aaron Finch made a brilliant 131 not out, the highest T20 score by a Surrey batsman, as his side ended Sussex Sharks’ unbeaten start to the Vitality Blast with a thumping 52-run win at Hove. Badly dropped by Jofra Archer with a single to his name, the 31-year-old Australian made...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 11:57 pm

Sussex squad unchanged as Sharks look to build on another T20 triumph

The Sussex Sharks will choose from the same 13-man squad that travelled to Hampshire yesterday for tonight’s Vitality Blast match against Surrey at the 1st Central County Ground. The fixture is Sussex’s first home game in the tournament after three comprehensive wins...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 9:14 pm

Hove man found after being missing for a month

A Hove man who went missing more than a month ago has been found safe and well. Sussex Police said: “Fifty-one-year-old Colin Hurst, who was missing from his home in The Drive, Hove, has been found safe and well in Chichester as a result of media publicity. “Police...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 9:06 pm

Brighton shop’s request for a drinks licence prompts concern

Beer and spirits were found for sale at an oriental grocers shop in Brighton which is only just applying for a drinks licence. A Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel heard how – after a spot check on Tuesday 16 January – trading standards officers sent a...

Rail bosses scrap nine-day closure of Brighton main line scheduled for October half-term break

The nine-day closure of the southern end of the Brighton main line which had been scheduled for the October half-term holiday will now not go ahead. The change of plan follows a decision by Network Rail to revise the way a major improvement programme is carried out. Network Rail...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 2:25 pm

University cuts ties with student house developer ‘after bogus endorsements’

The University of Sussex has cut ties with a student developer who has been aggressively converting or enlarging student homes on Brighton’s estates, residents have been told. Rivers Birtwell, which has bought dozens of properties in Bevendean, Coldean and Moulsecoomb to...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 2:00 pm

Lewes taxi drivers – aka Brighton Uber drivers – to get CCTV

Brighton taxi drivers have welcomed the news that drivers licensed in the Lewes district – but working for Uber here – may soon be required to fit CCTV cameras to their vehicles. At a meeting last Tuesday (July 3), members of Lewes District Council’s licensing...

Delivery driver’s moped seized after police officer gives chase on a bicycle

A reckless delivery driver’s moped was seized this week after a police officer spotted him driving on the pavement and gave chase on his bicycle. Riding a takeaway delivery moped across pavements, through ‘No Motor Vehicle’ signs & weaving through traffic at...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 12:24 pm

Learning fast and focusing on housing

It’s just under two months since I was elected to become the leader of the council and it’s fair to say that it has been an enormous learning curve for me. I’m not a career politician, and many of the complex relationships that the council depends on both with staff and partners...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 6:52 am

A Wright half century helps Sussex to third T20 win

Hampshire 158-7 lost to Sussex 161-2 by eight wickets Luke Wright scored his second fifty in a week to keep up Sussex’s 100 per cent win record in the Vitality Blast as they thrashed Hampshire by eight wickets. Opener Wright never looked in any trouble, and refused to give his...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018 at 2:17 am