Fresh controversy engulfs council’s home to school transport service

A move to change the person in charge of reviewing “issues and challenges” with the council’s home to school transport service for children with special needs has angered parents and councillors. Labour councillor John Allcock wants to take over chairing the Home to School...

Police taser a man on the Palace Pier

Police tasered a man on the Palace Pier in Brighton today (Wednesday 12 August) before arresting him on suspicion of making threats to kill. Sussex Police said: “A man has been arrested following an incident in Brighton this afternoon (Wednesday 12 August). “About 1.04pm, police...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020 at 6:55 pm

Neighbours and police oppose drinks licence application by Co-op for Brighton store

Neighbours and police spoke out about plans by the Co-op to sell alcohol at a new store in London Road, Brighton, while a bigger nearby branch is redeveloped. Co-op has applied for a premises licence for its new store in the former Maplin shop at 65-67 London Road, Brighton. But...

Missing 15-year-old Brighton girl found safe and well

A missing 15-year-old girl from Brighton, who went missing almost a week ago, has been found safe and well. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding her on Monday (10 August). The force said today: “Chloe Crouch, 15, from Brighton, who was reported as missing on...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020 at 6:09 pm

Police try to trace kind strangers who helped Brighton man home on his last night alive

Police are trying to trace the kind strangers who helped a Brighton man home hours before he was found dead at his home. Sussex Police said today: “At around 8am on Thursday 25 June, 32-year-old Joseph Downes was found dead at his home address in Brighton. “Joe had been out in...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020 at 12:18 pm

Hove murder suspect faces no further action over Brighton woman’s death

A man faces no further action after being arrested on suspicion of murder when a woman fell to her death from a seventh-floor flat in Hove earlier this year. Sussex Police said: “No further police action is being taken against a man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a woman...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020 at 11:51 am

NHS top tips for sun safety and hot weather advice

With record breaking temperatures and scorching weather at the weekend, your local NHS has some tips on enjoying the sun safely. 1. Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020 at 11:37 am

Planning permission refused for another 5G phone mast as inspector backs council

A planning inspector has turned down a proposal to put up a 20-metre tall 5G phone mast. Two mobile phone companies, Three and EE, wanted to replace a 12-metre tall mast with a 5G pole almost twice as high on the corner of Roedean Road and Marine Drive. They also wanted to...

Council looks to toughen up licensing rules in parts of Brighton

Brighton and Hove City Council is looking to toughen up its licensing rules in two areas of the town. Licensing chiefs are looking at ways to bring in tighter rules in the area around Preston Park and Brighton Marina. They may also require any new licensed cafés to stop serving...