Police offer reward for help finding wanted man from Brighton

Police have offered a £500 reward as they search for a Brighton man who is wanted so that he can be returned to prison. Sussex Police said today (Friday 1 May) that officers were looking for William Westein, formerly of Theobald House in Blackman Street, Brighton. The force said:...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 7:22 pm

Ambulance volunteers switch to black cabs to keep patients safe

A fleet of ambulance volunteers have switched to driving black cabs to keep themselves and their patients safe from the coronavirus. The volunteers help keep the Patient Transport Service – run locally by the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) – on the road. The frontline...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 6:55 pm

Councillors back £70m scheme to build 232 homes in Brighton

A £70 million scheme to build more than 200 council homes in Brighton won the backing of senior councillors last night (Thursday 30 April). The project – the Moulsecoomb Neighbourhood Hub and Housing Scheme – includes dozens of family homes in place of old school buildings which...

Campaigners protest job cuts at university

Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging the University of Sussex not to sack casual staff as part of cuts in the light of the coronavirus outbreak. The university has told staff it has lost at least £10 million in increased costs and lost income since the lockdown...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 2:49 pm

Eight people arrested in Brighton drugs swoop

Eight people have been arrested after police swooped on a property in Brighton earlier today (Friday 1 May). Seven of the eight were held on suspicion of having drugs or dealing them at the old William Hill bookmakers premises in St James’s Street, Brighton. And a woman was...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 2:42 pm

Brighton man jailed for attacking police and security guard

A Brighton man has been jailed for a year after he attacked three police officers, a police community support officer (PCSO) and a security guard. They were trying to help him after he was injured in a fight – but he turned on them and hurled racist abuse. Carl Nicholson, 51,...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 2:02 pm

Former WW2 ambulance driver celebrates her 100th birthday

A former ambulance driver has celebrated her 100th birthday last week with her family joining her via video call. Mary Ixer, who lives at Barford Court in Hove, turned 100 on Tuesday, April 21. Staff at the care home, run by RMBI Care Company, decorated the home, organised a tea...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 1:06 pm

Cost of new council houses rises by 20%

The estimated building costs for new council flats in Portslade have increased by 20% to £15.6million. Labour and Green members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee approved the extra cash for what was a £13 million scheme to build 42 council flats in...

Greens urge council to reopen Brighton and Hove tips

The Greens have called on Brighton and Hove City Council to reopen the rubbish and recycling tips in Whitehawk and Hove. They called for the sites to reopen, saying that councillors and the fire service were reporting a rise in the number of domestic waste bonfires. Some have...
Posted On 01 May 2020 at 8:56 am