Brighton boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A 15-year-old boy from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was knocked off a motorbike and stabbed in the back. The motorcyclist – a 23-year-old man from Eastbourne – was knocked off his bike at about 6pm on Saturday (20 April). He was stabbed...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019 at 11:45 am

Hove teen escapes litter fine after proving it wasn’t him

A teenager accused of dropping a cigarette butt has escaped a fine after proving the litterbug wasn’t him. Jake Poundsbery, 18, of Queen Victoria Avenue in Hove, was accused of dropping the fag end in Western Road on Hallowe’en last year. He was due to be one of...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019 at 10:40 am

Threats, abuse and helping those in need – the highs and lows of my time as a councillor

In my early twenties, I found myself with nowhere to live during the recession after I lost the coffee shop that I ran with my then husband. I had a 14-month-old son and was nine months’ pregnant when I queued in a council housing office, not knowing where we were going to sleep...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019 at 6:43 am