Brighton man charged with raping another man

A Brighton man has been charged with raping another man on the beach at the weekend. He was due before a court today as the police issued a public appeal for information about what happened. Sussex Police said today (Monday 3 August): “Police investigating a report of a rape in...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020 at 5:04 pm

Schools ‘not told’ about proposed 5G mast in Hove

A head teacher and a school governor are concerned that a mobile phone mast was approved without proper consultation. Planning officers approved a new 20-metre high 5G mast on the corner of The Upper Drive and Old Shoreham Road in May under delegated powers. A notice was posted...

Club can become pub as councillors amend Brighton venue’s licence

A private members club in Rottingdean can open its doors to the drinking public after councillors agreed to remove restrictions on its alcohol licence. Previously, only paying members and their guests could be served at the Rottingdean Lounge – formerly known as the Rottingdean...

Tool theft CCTV released

CCTV images of two men and a van have been released by detectives investigating a spate of tool thefts. Plant equipment and tools were taken from vans and sites across Sussex, including Brighton, from July 17 to July 22. In each case, a white Ford Transit Custom van has been seen...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020 at 1:31 pm

Search for missing Hove kayaker called off

An all-day search for a missing kayaker has been called off, with coastguard, police and lifeboat crews standing down late yesterday (Sunday 2 August). The coastguard said that the “intensive” search had been called off “pending further information” after a kayak and paddle were...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020 at 11:59 am

Former Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Greg Stanley dies

The much-reviled former chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion, Greg Stanley, has died at the age of 75. Along with co-owner Bill Archer, 76, and the former Liberal Democrat MP David Bellotti, he was blamed by fans for driving the club to the brink of extinction in the 1990s. Their...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020 at 11:20 am

Car flips on Elm Grove

The driver of a brand new Mercedes which ended up flipped onto its side walked away with no injuries this morning. The car came a cropper at the bottom of Elm Grove shortly before 11am this morning. Passers by said the car’s airbags were activated, protecting the driver...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020 at 11:07 am