‘World’s oldest English elm’ to be felled to save its twin

One of two 400-year-old English elms, believed to be the oldest in the world, is to be felled after becoming infected with elm disease. It’s thought that one of the Preston Park Twins, at the north end of Preston Park, became infected late last summer, but only started...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019 at 10:24 am

Health chiefs to deliver better maternity care

Health chiefs are planning to improve maternity services, prompted by an official report and the rising cost of premiums paid to a “clinical negligence” compensation scheme. They aim to offer more choice to expectant mothers across Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area – and...

Brighton sex offender wanted for recall to prison

A sex offender from Brighton is wanted for recall to prison. Sussex Police suspect that Kenny Knight, 38, may still be in the Brighton and Hove area. The force said: “Police in Brighton are searching for registered sex offender Kenny Knight. “Knight, 38, is white, 5ft 6in, with...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 8:22 pm

Two men held in police raid on Brighton cannabis factory

Two men have been arrested after police raided a cannabis factory in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 4 July): “Police officers carried out a drugs warrant at a house in Whippingham Road, Brighton, and discovered a large-scale cannabis production. “Cannabis...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 2:39 pm

Five arrested after bottles thrown during dawn brawl on Brighton seafront

Five men were arrested after a huge brawl broke out on Brighton seafront at dawn on Sunday. WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SWEARING Bottles were thrown and two men injured during the fracas, which broke out at about 4.45am. One of the men was taken to hospital with deep cuts to his...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 11:02 am

Hove lawyer jailed for racist abuse of airline staff found dead at Beachy Head

A Hove lawyer who was jailed for spitting and hurling racist abuse at a flight attendant who refused to serve her wine has been found dead at the bottom of Beachy Head. Simone Burns, 50, was jailed in April for six months after pleading guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 9:52 am

Patient ‘passports’ brought in to make doctor’s visits better for children with learning disabilities

Doctors, nurses and support staff are adopting new measures to put patients with learning disabilities or conditions such as autism at greater ease. The measures include medical or learning disability “passports” to ensure that patients are less likely to be...

Country Pop ‘American Idol’ star coming to Brighton with Twinnie

American singer, songwriter, and actress Lauren Alaina is heading to the UK this month, where she will be performing her trademark ‘Country Pop’ sounds across the length and breadth of the land. Brighton is thankfully included in the tour with an intimate date at The Haunt on...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 4:30 pm

Public water fountains set to return to Brighton and Hove

Six new public drinking water fountains are set to come to Brighton and Hove as part of a drive to cut down on single use plastic. Councillors are being asked to approve the purchase and installation of the fountains, a plan set up in response to a 2017 petition by resident...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 3:12 pm

Former Labour councillor bids to become Brexit Party MP

A former Hove Labour councillor has been shortlisted by the Brexit Party to become one of their parliamentary candidates. Tom Bewick was vocal in his support for Brexit while representing Westbourne ward, but quit the party two months ago, partly over the party’s reluctance...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 2:51 pm