What I said to Sussex University students on graduation day

Sometimes things happen that make you stop for a moment and think. I’ve just had one of those moments. I had to apply three times to Sussex University before they accepted me as a student. Yesterday, 14 years after I graduated, I got to address their graduation as guest of...
Posted On 29 Jul 2018 at 7:10 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion draw in pre-season friendly at Birmingham

Birmingham City 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Albion scored a last-minute equaliser at St Andrew‘s with Yves Bissouma firing in a superb free kick. Maikel Keiftenbeld opened the scoring for Birmingham on the half hour in one of a few first-half chances. Former Albion keeper...
Posted On 28 Jul 2018 at 6:40 pm

Officials quizzed after ombudsman criticises council over unsuitable home for mother and son

Councillors have quizzed officials about a woman and her son who were placed in an unsuitable home. The case became the subject of an ombudsman’s report which criticised the actions of Brighton and Hove City Council’s housing department for failing the family. Officers were asked...

Thunderstorm brings Sussex T20 fixture to an early end

Kent’s Vitality Blast T20 clash with Sussex was abandoned 11.2 overs into the Spitfires’ innings as the hottest day of the year ended in a crescendo lightning, thunderstorms and a sudden deluge of rain over Canterbury. For the second time in a week, the early South Group leaders...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 9:09 pm

Security camera catches man committing lewd act in Brighton pub

A security camera filmed a man committing a lewd act in Brighton pub, Sussex Police said. The force issued an appeal for help finding the man, who was filmed in the Black Lion pub in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Police are keen to trace a man who was seen committing an indecent...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 4:18 pm

Police plead for help to find missing Peacehaven woman

Sussex Police have issued a public plea for help to find a missing woman from Peacehaven who also has links to Hove. The force said: “Police are concerned for the wellbeing of Roisin McDermott missing from Peacehaven. “Roisin, 21, was last seen by her family at 7pm in Peacehaven...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 12:27 pm

Brighton Acoustic Session returns with the wry wit of Mike Reinstein

The Brighton Acoustic Session returns with Mike Reinstein taking centre stage at the Lord Nelson on Monday 6 August. The organisers said: “Mike’s songs take witty and wonderful snapshots of the world’s follies and absurdities. “He’s a fine finger-picking guitarist too with...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 11:53 am

No water for Fiveways this morning after water main bursts

A burst water main in Preston Drove has knocked out water for large parts of Fiveways this morning. No water in parts of #Fiveways area in Brighton. Burst water main on Preston Drove, water flowing down Edburton Ave. #SouthernWater people are there. Hope it’s sorted soon....
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 9:36 am

TV hub setback highlighted much to make us proud

Our city has always had a reputation as a vibrant, creative, beautiful and welcoming place – well before it even became a city. With so many businesses and residents working within the creative industries, and our local educational institutions also supporting the development of...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 6:14 am

Hove man bottled in face on Brighton seafront

A man from Hove had a bottle smashed in his face on Brighton seafront. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a confrontation between two men in King’s Road, Brighton, at its junction with East Street, in which one man, aged 21, from Hove, was struck in the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 10:17 pm