Fire chiefs face ‘perfect storm’ of funding changes

Fire chiefs have been warned of uncertainty as officers try to make long-term financial plans amid “a perfect storm” of major funding changes. Earlier today (Thursday 6 September) members of the East Sussex Fire Authority – the group responsible for overseeing fire service...

Sussex edge closer to promotion in County Championship with big win over Leicestershire

Sussex moved into second place in Division Two after a ruthless 274-run win over Leicestershire at Hove. Fast bowler Ollie Robinson took the first five wickets to fall as Leicestershire, chasing 451 to win, were bowled out for 176. Sussex have now won five of their last six games...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018 at 7:01 pm

Plan to build block of flats in Portslade at risk because of delays

Plans to convert two Portslade bungalows into 12 flats may be at risk because the developer is taking too long to conclude an agreement with the council. The delay appears to revolve around a “developer contribution” – also known as a section 106 agreement – with four flats...

Long-running battle to build flats on Brighton site looks to be over

After 11 years trying to replace a house in Brighton with a block of flats, a developer may have cracked it. Several applications to build flats at 6 Cliff Approach, in East Brighton, have been turned down by planners and failed on appeal. But officials are advising Brighton and...

Neighbours oppose scheme to build flats in place of Hove bungalow

Dozens of neighbours have sent letters objecting to plans to demolish a bungalow in Hove and replace it with flats and a maisonette. Forty of the 58 letters opposing the scheme were received by Brighton and Hove City Council in the fortnight before the council’s Planning...

Two women grabbed in Brighton in related attacks

Two women were grabbed by a man in Brighton in separate but related attacks, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 6 September). The force said: “Detectives are connecting two incidents where women were grabbed in Brighton. “Officers were called when a woman reported being...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018 at 4:48 pm

Snails to hit streets of Brighton and Hove next weekend

Snails will be following in the footsteps of the Snowdogs this Saturday as Martlets’ latest trail around Brighton and Hove opens. The giant snails, each decorated by an artist and sponsored by a local business, will have their very own team of carers who will be out and...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018 at 2:59 pm

Knifeman threatens city centre police

Officers have arrested a man who threatened officers with a knife in Brighton city centre. Police were on patrol around 8.40am on Thursday (6 September) when they saw a man acting suspiciously in Queens Road, Brighton. When officers approached the suspect he pulled out a knife...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018 at 12:18 pm

Hundreds sign up for Brighton Memory Walk to raise funds for fight against dementia

Hundreds of people have signed up for the Brighton Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and the fight against dementia. Registration closes today (Thursday 6 September) for the annual fundraising walk along the Brighton and Hove seafront which is due to take place on...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018 at 10:47 am