Police ask for help to find missing Peacehaven girl

Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a missing schoolgirl from Peacehaven who is believed to be in Brighton. Sussex Police said today (Monday 16 September): “Police are searching for Keira Puriwal, 13, who is missing from her home in Peacehaven. “Keira was last...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 10:25 pm

Get ‘Down Down’ to see Status Quo in Brighton

Famed British rockers Status Quo are following on from their triumphant Hyde Park ‘Radio 2 Live’ show and coming back to reclaim their position on the live circuit – with the ‘Backbone’ UK Winter Tour in 2020 which includes an appearance at the Brighton Centre. Quo will be...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 7:12 pm

Scrutiny report ruled out for school transport chaos

Parents and carers of children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) were given a full apology for the distress caused by the home to school transport chaos. Since the start of the new term, children attending some mainstream schools and two special schools –...

Simply Red to play Brighton Centre concert

Simply Red have not only recently announced the arrival of their funky new album, ‘Blue Eyed Soul’, which will be released on November 8th on BMG, but today they have now revealed the details for a highly anticipated 13-date UK and Ireland 2020 arena tour, which includes an...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 6:27 pm

Victim named as two Brighton kitchen workers remanded in custody charged with murder

Two Italian kitchen workers from Brighton, charged with murder, were remanded in custody when they appeared at Lewes Crown Court today (Monday 16 September). Francesco Dagostino, 44, of Stafford Road, Brighton, and Giuseppe Petriccione, 45, of no fixed address, were being held at...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 6:10 pm

The Cars lead singer Rick Ocasek has died

It’s with saddened heart that we have today learnt of the passing of The Cars frontman Rick Ocasek. He was 75 and early reports state that he was discovered yesterday in his Manhattan home by his estranged wife Paulina Porizkova. The cause of death currently remains unconfirmed,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 5:22 pm

Revealed: Cost-cutting school transport consultants paid £75k in two months

Cost-cutting consultants were paid £75,000 within two months for their work on the new home to school transport contracts in Brighton and Hove. They are understood to be in line for further payments. The result of the new contracts has been described as “a fiasco” and “chaos”,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 3:25 pm

Elm disease forces Brighton tree surgeon to fell tree he planted 40 years ago

A tree surgeon was forced to fell a tree he had planted as a sapling more than 40 years ago in Preston Park after it succumbed to elm disease. When trainee tree surgeon Leo Lamont joined Brighton and Hove City Council back in the late 1970s one of his first jobs was to plant a...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 1:35 pm

Missing Brighton and Hove woman has been found

A missing woman from Brighton and Hove has been found, Sussex Police said yesterday (Sunday 15 September). Sibylla Childs, from Portslade, was initially reported to be missing from her home address “near Queen’s Park”, in Brighton. She went missing in the early hours of Friday...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 12:36 pm

School transport fiasco spurs parents to seek urgent answers from Brighton and Hove education chiefs

A parents and carers’ group has drawn up an urgent action plan to tackle the school transport chaos affecting some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove. The Parent Carers Council (PaCC) has urged Brighton and Hove City Council to address underlying problems too....
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 7:10 am