Four charged with interrupting pheasant shoot

Four Brighton men and women have been charged with interrupting a pheasant shoot just outside the city. Thomas Field, 25, Rebecca Hobbs, 31, Melissa Page, 29 and Anthony Robinson, 32 are said to have trespassed on Pangdean Farm in Pyecombe on 14 November last year during a...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 5:15 pm

Beach bbq pair given retrospective tickets

A pair caught having a bbq on Brighton beach in contravention of lockdown guidelines have been spared a court date and retrospectively fined instead. The 31-year-old man and 48-year-old woman from Hove were publicly shamed after being caught on camera on Brighton beach over the...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 5:12 pm

Sussex University netball team scores for NHS charities

The University of Sussex Netball Club aims to run the length of Britain to raise money for NHS charities. The team has so far raised more than £4,000 for charities providing support to NHS staff, volunteers and patients. Over 10 days from Monday 13 April to Thursday 23 April, the...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 5:11 pm

Greater Brighton chiefs start work on economic recovery plan

Greater Brighton chiefs have started the ball rolling on an economic recovery plan for the area. Business leaders, education bosses, politicians and civic leaders took part in a virtual meeting to assess the financial and economic damage from the coronavirus lockdown. And they...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 11:47 am

Steep drop in applications to school set to become an academy

The number of parents applying for a place at a primary school due to be turned into an academy has dropped by a third since last year. An academy order was placed on Moulsecoomb Primary School last June after an Ofsted inspection rated it as inadequate. Last year, 31 parents put...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 11:25 am

Pedestrian injured in road rage attack

A Brighton man was in hospital with back injuries for five days after a road rage attack in Whitehawk last month. Police today launched a witness appeal to the incident between the injured man, who was walking along Whitehawk Road, and the driver of a blue Toyota Yaris. The...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 10:09 am

Coronavirus fuels big drop in patients turning up at A&E

A big drop in the number of patients turning up at accident and emergency (A&E) departments has prompted an unusual message from hospital bosses. It’s ok to come to A&E if you need to, they said, and you won’t be waiting with patients suspected of having the covid-19...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 9:33 am

Man jailed for spitting at police and security guard in Brighton

A man has been jailed for nine months for spitting at two female police officers and attacking them in North Street, Brighton. Michael Jones, 49, grabbed them and twisted one of the women’s wrists during the struggle 10 days ago. He also spat at the security guard and kicked him....
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 8:03 am

Caring for our community

In light of the current pandemic, we’ve had to adapt the ways we deliver essential care to the community. But we’re making sure that Martlets continues to care for everyone who needs support. To protect patients and our staff we’re doing more contact by telephone so we’re...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020 at 12:05 am