And they’re off … Brighton Marathon’s rescheduled events to be cancelled because of coronavirus

Brighton Marathon is expected to cancel its rescheduled weekend of events in September because of continuing concerns and uncertainty about the coronavirus. Rumours have been swirling around social media with runners calling for clarity as they aim to tailor their training...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 6:11 pm

Councillors share concerns about growth in face mask litter and potential bio-hazards

Too many people are failing to dispose of face masks responsibly, especially single use face masks, according to councillors. They raised their concerns about the “proliferation of face masks chucked on the floor” at a “virtual” meeting yesterday (Tuesday 28 July). And they were...

Repeat drink driver banned for three years by Brighton magistrates

A repeat drink driver has been given a three-year ban by Brighton magistrates after being caught over the limit twice in a matter of months. Kamal Tossoun, 61, unemployed, of Spatham Lane, Ditchling, and formerly of Nuthurst Close, Whitehawk, was caught at the BP garage on the...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 4:06 pm

Man seriously injured as canister thieves run him down in flatbed truck

Thieves who stole canisters from a yard at Shoreham Harbour ran over a man in his seventies as he tried to stop them. Sussex Police said: “A man was seriously injured when he was run down by people he was trying to stop stealing gas canisters from a yard in Southwick. “Emergency...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 3:58 pm

Man charged with assault in Brighton after police issue appeal for help

A man has been charged with attacking a woman after an incident in a Kemp Town at the weekend. Benjamin Samuels, 39, also known as Amir James, denied attacking Karen Askew, causing her actual bodily harm (ABH), when he appeared before Brighton magistrates. Sussex Police issued a...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 3:07 pm

Missing teenage girl found safe and well

A missing teenage girl has been found safe and well in Peacehaven, Sussex Police said. The force issued a public appeal for help finding Nyala James on Monday (27 July). She was reported to have gone missing the day before when she bought a train ticket for Newhaven. Sussex...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 2:54 pm

Primary school pupil tests positive for coronavirus

A primary school pupil has tested positive for the coronavirus, it was confirmed today (Tuesday 28 July). Brighton and Hove’s director of Public Health, Alistair Hill, said: “Mile Oak Primary School informed us recently that one of their pupils has tested positive for...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 9:16 pm

Councillor fears Hove cycle lane consultation has been nobbled

A councillor is concerned that a consultation about a cycle lane in Hove has been nobbled by groups from Shoreham, London and as far away as Yorkshire. Several posts in Facebook cyclists’ groups urged members to complete a consultation form on the Brighton and Hove City Council...

Online focus prompts fear that council is excluding older people from decision-making

Older people are at risk of being ignored, overlooked and excluded by the council when it makes decisions, a pensioner has warned. Retired IT worker Suzie Silver, 65, from Hove, is increasingly concerned that Brighton and Hove City Council makes decisions having made crucial...

Brighton graffiti tagger landed with £2k compensation bill

A graffiti tagger from Brighton has been landed with a bill for £2,000 after going on a spraying spree across Hove. Sussex Police said: “A man who sprayed graffiti on a bed shop and properties in Hove has pleaded guilty in court to 11 counts of criminal damage. “Marcus Carvell,...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 7:07 pm