Missing Portslade boy, 16, found safe in Brighton

A missing teenager from Portslade has been found safe in Brighton, Sussex Police said this evening (Tuesday 2 October). The force said: “Sixteen-year-old Rihley Wincott, reported missing from Portslade, has been found safe. “He was located in Brighton on Tuesday afternoon (2...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 7:54 pm

Brighton Oktoberfest granted drinks licence

An Oktoberfest event on The Level in Brighton has received a licence to sell alcohol. Conditions agreed with Sussex Police include providing a dedicated space for vulnerable people during the event on Friday 12 October and Saturday 13 October. Further conditions include ensuring...

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer fined for speeding

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Gaetan Bong has been fined for speeding on the A27. The 30-year-old defender was caught driving a nearly new Land Rover at 90mph at Shoreham where the speed limit is 70mph. He was ordered to pay a £667 fine at Crawley Magistrates’ Court today...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 5:59 pm

Plans for block of 350 student flats off Lewes Road meet with early opposition

Plans for a block of 350 student flats off the Lewes Road have already attracted a clutch of objections from residents just days after being submitted. Developers Vita want to knock down the old six-storey Enterprise Point building and replace it with a nine-storey block...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 4:35 pm

Have you seen missing Rihley?

UPDATE Rihley Wincott has been found safe in Brighton, Sussex Police said this evening (Tuesday 2 October). Police in Brighton are concerned for the welfare of 16-year-old Rihley Wincott, who has not been seen since Saturday (29 September) Rihley, who comes from Portslade, was...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 2:03 pm

Nightclub’s move opposed by long-suffering neighbours

Anti-social behaviour, noise and crime were raised as issues as The Haunt night club sought a new licence. Currently in Pool Valley, the club is moving to the former Dirty Blonde premises in East Street, Brighton, as the Grosvenor Casino is extending into the Pool Valley site. It...

Brighton park flasher thought to have struck again

A quick-thinking teenager took a picture of this flasher who is thought to be behind a number of similar incidents in Preston Park over the last month. The latest report was received at 6.23pm on Monday, September 17, when a man approached a group of teenage girls and exposed...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 1:25 pm

Brighton primary no longer requires improvement after inspectors rate it good

The new head of a Brighton primary school previously requiring improvement has turned it round with inspectors now rating it as good. St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Ann Street was found to be requiring improvement in all areas following an Ofsted visit in September...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 12:51 pm

‘Pink rainbow’ lights up Brighton skies at sunset

An ethereal “pink rainbow” spread a blush over the skies above Brighton and Hove last night at sunset. Pictures of the rose-tinted clouds were posted on the Brighton Skies Facebook page, including this one by Colette Chitty taken from the Palace Pier, above, and this...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 12:37 pm

Widower accused of harassing Royal Sussex medics missing for several months

A widower who threatened staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital is being sought by police who want to interview him about racist and homophobic messages sent to medics since a restraining order was placed on him. Christopher Watson, 67, from Eastbourne, started targeting staff...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018 at 11:11 am