Brighton double murder trial jury told about similar later attack

The jury in the Brighton double murder trial at the Old Bailey has been told about another attack on a young girl which led to the defendant – Russell Bishop – being convicted. Bishop, 52, denies murdering two nine-year-old girls – Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway – both from...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018 at 8:14 pm

Landlord who gutted 16th century manor fined £82k

A Brighton landlord who “closed his eyes” to the need for planning permission before gutting a listed manor house has been fined tens of thousands of pounds. Lars Vestergaard, who lives in Roedean Way, bought the 16th century, Grade II listed Ewhurst Manor for £3...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018 at 8:11 pm

Winter funding worth £1.2m awarded to care chiefs in Brighton and Hove

Care chiefs have been awarded £1.2 million “to help ease winter pressures on the NHS” in Brighton and Hove. The announcement by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock was greeted warmly by local Tories. They said that they welcomed the £1,228,660 of adult...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018 at 7:38 pm

Faster internet speeds on the way for Greater Brighton area

Faster internet speeds could be on the way for the Greater Brighton area after politicians, academics and business leaders agreed to seek funding. They aim to create a “super spine” of high-speed fibre-optic links between towns and cities as well as smaller...

Brighton night club granted licence despite neighbours’ concerns

Night club and live music venue The Haunt has been granted a new licence to open at a new site until 3.30am. The club, currently in Pool Valley, Brighton, is moving to the old Dirty Blonde site in nearby East Street because Grosvenor Casino is taking over its former premises. The...

Grants on offer to Brighton and Hove community groups

Community groups have two weeks to apply for funding from a dedicated fund run by Brighton and Hove City Council. This afternoon the council said: “The council has extended the time for groups wanting to apply for its special communities funding. “Organisations including...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018 at 4:20 pm

Ambulance drivers plead for their jobs

Ambulance staff have sent an open letter to health chiefs pleading for their jobs. Members of the GMB working for the Patient Transport Service sent the letter to the clinical commissioning groups in Sussex. Members have been expressing their disappointment at Thames Ambulance’s...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018 at 1:00 pm