Brighton beaches to be closed to thwart Christmas Day swimmers

The council said that it would be closing beaches close to the Palace Pier today (Wednesday 25 December) to thwart Christmas Day swimmers. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The council will once again be taking extra measures to discourage swimmers from taking a Christmas Day...
Posted On 25 Dec 2019 at 12:35 am

A Christmas appeal as Brighton and Hove News marks its 10th anniversary

If it’s good enough for the Guardian, I guess it’s good enough for Brighton and Hove News. I mean the plea to support our journalism. The Guardian has cleverly played on the well-known line from its former editor and owner CP Scott that “comment is free”, giving the phrase a...
Posted On 25 Dec 2019 at 12:01 am

Emergency advice from Brighton and Hove health chiefs

Brighton and Hove health chiefs are calling on anyone in need of urgent medical care at Christmas to contact NHS 111 by phone or online. They said that, unless it was an emergency, it could prove quicker and better to try 111 – and at any hour of the night or day. The service now...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019 at 5:14 pm

Christmas is NOT the most wonderful time of the year for rough sleepers

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” sang Andy Williams. “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting and caroling out in the snow.” But for people who are homeless, especially those living on the streets, it is anything but that. It is a time when they are...

Driver from Brighton arrested after biker badly hurt in crash

A car driver from Brighton has been arrested after a motorcyclist was badly hurt in a crash. The 29-year-old Brighton man was held on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident. Sussex Police said this morning (Tuesday 24...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019 at 9:18 am

Woman reports being raped after work Christmas party in Brighton

A woman has reported being raped after taking a taxi home from her work Christmas party in Brighton. Sussex Police said today (Monday 23 December): “Party-goers are reminded to stay safe and be vigilant, as detectives investigate a serious sexual assault on a woman. “The...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 9:10 pm

“We want Sweet, we want Sweet”

SWEET + NOVATINES – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 21.12.19 Legendary 70’s glam rock icons Sweet offered up the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, with an 18-date nationwide tour, which tonight included a final night appearance in Sussex at the iconic De La Warr...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 4:58 pm

Brighton cat killing suspect charged

A man has been charged with 16 attacks on cats in Brighton. Nine of the cats died. Security guard Steve Bouquet, 52, is due to appear in court next month after being formally charged yesterday (Sunday 22 December). Sussex Police said this afternoon: “A man will appear in court...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 3:25 pm

Trains delayed by flooding in Brighton

Flooding in the Preston Park area of Brighton caused delays for train passengers today (Monday 23 December), with rail bosses aiming to restore a normal service by about 5pm. #SNUpdates – Southern services will not run between Victoria and Brighton. Please use Thameslink...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 2:31 pm

Couple with baby flee Brighton house fire

A couple with a baby fled a house fire in Brighton late last night (Sunday 22 December). Fire crews were called just before 10.30pm to the blaze in Falmer Road, Woodingdean. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 10.29pm on Sunday 22 December, firefighters from Roedean,...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 2:27 pm