Six fire engines tackle blaze at Brighton Marina

Six fire engines have been called to tackle a blaze at Brighton Marina tonight (Friday 30 October). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently dealing with a fire in an accommodation area of Brighton Marina. “We were called at 9.45pm and have six...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020 at 11:22 pm

Bugs and rodents plague tenants in two separate council blocks

Council tenants have complained about bed bugs, rats and mice at two separate blocks of flats in Brighton and Hove. One tenant said: “The vermin control team is chronically short-staffed. (Tenants in) Essex Place were told there was a six-week wait before they could do the first...

Sky’s the limit as broadcaster sells tenants packages that won’t work with communal aerials

Tenants in council flats who upgraded their Sky TV packages have been unable to see their favourite programmes because the new digital box was incompatible with the communal aerial on their block. They have complained to Sky and their landlord – Brighton and Hove City Council –...

Labour is rooting out anti-semitism

The long-awaited report into antisemitism in our party was published yesterday by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Its contents didn’t surprise me but I was shocked. Like Keir, I was also pained by the stark failures revealed at every level of our party. In three...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020 at 2:34 pm

Brighton man and woman in court on drugs and firearms charges

A man and a woman from Brighton have appeared in court on drugs and firearms charges. Kai Palmer, 22, and Savanna Harby, 18, both of Golden Lane, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 30 October). The unemployed pair were charged with having a firearm...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020 at 2:05 pm

Find out how troubled teens can turn their lives around

As of Sunday 1 November, young people across Sussex who have come to the attention of the police will be given the opportunity to join the Army Cadet Force (ACF) as part of the unique early intervention programme, Reboot. I launched in April 2019 and it is now a Sussex Police-led...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020 at 12:44 pm

Brighton drug dealer jailed after being caught red-handed again

A drug dealer has been jailed for more than two years after being caught red-handed in a busy shopping street in Brighton. Charles Ogunnowo, 27, was found to have crack cocaine and heroin on him when he was searched just over a year ago. He was previously jailed for three years...
Posted On 29 Oct 2020 at 8:24 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion footballers emulate Marcus Rashford as club funds meals for families in need

Brighton and Hove Albion footballers are emulating Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford as the Seagulls fund meals for families in need. Twenty-two years after being publicly shunned by some members of the council and told that the club was of little importance...
Posted On 29 Oct 2020 at 8:08 pm

Four burglars attack Brighton man and steal goods worth £50k

Four burglars attacked a Brighton man on his doorstep before ransacking his home and making off with possessions estimated to be worth more than £50,000. The burglary happened yesterday evening when the four men fled after a quick-thinking woman called police. Sussex Police said:...
Posted On 29 Oct 2020 at 8:01 pm

Brighton charity raises £13k to help feed children on free school meals

A Brighton charity has raised more than £13,000 in just five days as part of its effort to provide food for children who are entitled to free school meals. Chomp thanked donors and called for a co-ordinated city-wide response to help families in the school holidays like the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2020 at 7:47 pm