Four bailed over Brighton shooting

Four people have been bailed over a shooting near Queen’s Park in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Police are still appealing for information as the investigation into gunshots heard in the East Drive area of Queen’s Park, Brighton, on Sunday 4 August, continues. “Following...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 10:26 pm

Brighton man jailed for child sex abuse

A Brighton man has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing two young children. John Dowds, 56, unemployed, of Thorndean Road, Moulsecoomb, was convicted of abusing two children aged five or six years old. Dowds sexually abused the boy and girl on a number of occasions in...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 7:25 pm

Brighton community group opposes drinks licence for vegan grocers

A vegan grocery store in Brighton has applied for a licence to sell alcoholic drinks but faces opposition from officials and a community group. The owners of the newly opened Captain Pig, in Church Street, want to be able to sell vegan beer, cider and wine from 9am to 6.30pm each...

Rogue traders con pensioners out of £600k

Rogue traders have swindled elderly victims out of more than £600,000 since the start of the year, Sussex Police said today (Monday 12 August). The force warned pensioners and their families and carers to beware after a rise in the number of reports of doorstep conmen last month....
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 5:07 pm

Hove care home requires improvement, says official watchdog

A Hove care home “requires improvement”, according to the government’s official watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Grosvenor Lodge, in Old Shoreham Road, on the corner of Bigwood Avenue, had good features but overall required improvement. The home caters for 30...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 4:49 pm

Shalom Sussex Symposium

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December from 2-7pm. This event is free to attend but booking required:...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 12:30 pm

Missing Hove man found safe and well

A man from Hove who was reported missing has returned home safe and well. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding him on Friday (9 August). The force said this morning: “Callum Parker, 29, who had been reported missing from his address in Hove on Thursday morning (8...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 11:34 am

Met Office issues warning over heavy rain and thunder

The Met Office has issued a weather warning over heavy rain and thunderstorms over Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The thunder started before the warning took effect at 10am today (Monday 12 August). After a lull, more rain and thunder are expected this afternoon. The...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 8:15 am

Police ask Met to help identify anti-social youth mob filmed cycling through Asda

Sussex Police has asked the Metropolitan Police for help identifying a mob of anti-social youths who rampage through the Asda branch at Brighton Marina. The force also renewed its public appeal for information about the incident. In a statement Sussex Police said: “Brighton...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019 at 7:17 am