Boy rescued from rough sea near Brighton Marina

A boy has been rescued from rough seas near Brighton Marina after his “amazing” 12-year-old friend dialled 999 and gave a clear and calm report to the emergency services. The dramatic rescue late this afternoon (Saturday 8 June) was carried out by the RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew....
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 7:31 pm

Brighton music festival cancels opening day

Organisers of a music festival in a Brighton park have had to cancel the first day of their weekender today after high winds damaged the main tent. But they had better news for those with tickets for tomorrow, saying on Facebook: “Sunday is on.” The Land Beyond Festival was due...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 1:14 pm

Indian war sacrifice to be remembered at Chattri tomorrow

Dozens of Indian soldiers who died in Brighton during the First World War will be remembered at an interfaith service at the Chattri memorial tomorrow (Sunday 9 June). The annual service includes the laying of wreaths to commemorate those who were brought to wartime hospitals in...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 12:55 pm

Woman raped in Royal Pavilion grounds in Brighton

A woman was raped in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton this morning (Saturday 8 June), Sussex Police said. The Royal Pavilion is closed to the public and much of the grounds are taped off while police carry out an investigation. Sussex Police said: “Police are...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 12:33 pm

Award for retired Brighton hospitals boss

The retired chairman of two neighbouring NHS hospitals trusts has been honoured by the Queen just months after a boardroom colleague was made a dame. Mike Viggers has been made an MBE for services to the NHS after chairing Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 5:00 am

Police and crime commissioner honoured

Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne has been made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for public and political service. Mrs Bourne, 54, was described as inspiring, by Brighton anti-stalking campaigner Claudia Ortiz, who said that her leadership was...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 4:45 am

Radio innovator from Brighton wins royal recognition

A radio engineer from Brighton who works for the industry regulator Ofcom has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Rashid Mustapha – known as Rash – becomes an MBE for services to radio broadcasting. His innovative approach was personally commended by former...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 4:24 am

Queen honours Brighton and Hove’s head librarian

The Queen has recognised the woman who brought in extended opening hours at Brighton and Hove’s libraries while elsewhere in the country they were being closed. Sally McMahon has been awarded the British Empire Medal – for services to libraries – after Libraries Extra allowed the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 3:53 am

Former Brighton and Hove Albion footballer recognised by Queen

A former Brighton and Hove Albion footballer has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Chris Ramsey – now technical director at Queen’s Park Rangers – was honoured for services to football and diversity in sport. The 57-year-old former defender joined Brighton in...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 3:16 am