TV documentary looks at how Portslade murder changed police approach to stalking

A TV documentary explores how the murder of a Portslade teenager changed the official approach to stalking by police and prosecutors. The documentary, which is due to be broadcast on the Investigation Discovery channel tomorrow night (Friday 16 November), includes footage from...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 10:17 pm

Grrrl Power: female musicians in the 21st Century – A special exclusive report!

A new study carried out by guitar makers Fender has found that young women now make up half of all people starting to learn how to play the guitar in the UK and US. But as is often the case Brighton has been ahead of the trend – and for a long time! From all girl 60s bea...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 4:15 pm

Formal review launched into homeless accommodation deaths

A systematic review of all homeless deaths is being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council as concerns rise over the health of rough sleepers. This afternoon, councillors are due to discuss a spate of deaths in council-provided emergency and temporary accommodation in the...

Santa returns to Volks Railway

Tickets are now available for this year’s Santa Express on Brighton seafront. From 1 December, Father Christmas will be joining the Volk’s Railway, spreading some magic at the railway’s new Visitor Centre every weekend up until Christmas as he gets ready for the big night. While...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 2:25 pm

Brighton and Hove MPs call for second Brexit referendum

Two of the three MPs for Brighton and Hove added their voice to the clamour for a second Brexit referendum. They spoke out in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Theresa May defended her draft deal for leaving the European Union today (Thursday 15 November). Peter Kyle, the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 2:04 pm

Photographer’s bubble picture turns out ruder than expected

When a photographer saw someone blowing giant bubbles on Brighton beach in front of the West Pier, he thought it would make a wonderful picture. But when he came to look at the photo he’d taken, it didn’t come out quite as he’d expected to. Instead, the result...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 1:58 pm

Southwick-family run skip firm fined over tax breaches

A Southwick family who were prosecuted when an employee at their skip business was badly hurt by machinery have now been fined for breaking tax rules. Mark and Rachel Penfold, directors of Skip It Containers and Recycling, were given suspended sentences in May over the health and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 12:26 pm

Missing Brighton schoolboy found in Hove

A missing schoolboy from Brighton has been found safe in Hove, Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 15 November). The youngster was found last night (Wednesday 14 November). Sussex Police had issued a public appeal for help finding him on Tuesday – the day before he was...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 11:21 am

Lorry pierced by pub scaffolding

A busy road was closed for more than an hour this morning after a lorry crashed into scaffolding around a pub. The accident happened shortly after 7.30am this morning when the HGV collided with scaffolding around the Victoria, on the corner of Victoria Road and Carlton Terrace,...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 10:49 am

Cheap homes for nurses to be built on part of Brighton General Hospital site

Cheap homes for nurses are to be built on part of the Brighton General Hospital site if an ambitious £200 million scheme goes ahead. Outline plans for 630 homes were presented to members of Brighton and Hove City Council and the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group...
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