Man held on suspicion of damaging cars in Portslade

A man has been arrested by police investigating damage to parked cars in Portslade. The arrest follows a public appeal including the release of a security camera picture and moving pictures from another. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 9 September): “Police have...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 10:18 pm

Hove MP reflects on life’s lessons on his 50th birthday

It’s my 50th birthday today! I count myself very lucky for lots of reasons but one is that I’ve never really been anxious about getting older. When I look back I was definitely very happy and fulfilled in my twenties but the truth is that I’ve been happier, healthier and more...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 8:18 pm

Labour calls for rethink on new cycle lanes across Brighton and Hove

Labour councillors are calling for a rethink on proposed new cycle lanes along the seafront and Old Shoreham Road. They want wider consultation, including with disabilities groups, as well as better evidence that any proposed changes will achieve their aims. The party said that –...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 7:37 pm

Broken window closes Ship Street

A broken window closed part of Brighton city centre this afternoon as firefighters made the building safe. Crews were called at 12.25pm to the building in Ship Street, off North Street. A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 12:25pm...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 4:14 pm

Vigilance is still needed to help fight the pandemic

As schools go back, it is an appropriate opportunity to reflect on the huge impact covid-19 continues to have on our city’s families and young people. The pandemic has upturned life for us all and the routines on which many rely to manage family life. A sudden shift to our...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 2:46 pm

Old fraud known as ‘Champagne Charlie’ spared prison for Wimbledon tickets scam

An old fraudster – once dubbed “Champagne Charlie” by a judge – has been spared prison for his latest scam of offering corporate tickets for the Wimbledon tennis championships. John Clugston, 74, said that the discounted premium tickets included transport and a meet and greet...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 2:12 pm

Hove school praised for covid response

A school’s response to a case of covid-19 among its staff was praised as an example of “best practice”. Acting director of families, children and learning, Deb Austin told Brighton and Hove City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, how the case at...

Brighton mums deliver postnatal recovery course

Three self-employed mums from Brighton and Hove have joined forces to create “a complete postnatal recovery programme to support new mums during lockdown”. They believe that the online course, named “The 360 Mama” because of its holistic approach towards postnatal recovery, is...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 10:58 am

Brighton protesters arrested as police impound ‘Greta Lightship’ and detain her crew

At least four protesters from Brighton are among those arrested by police in London as Extinction Rebellion (XR) stepped up its campaign in the capital. About 40 XR protesters had pushed a 20ft red and white model boat dubbed the Greta Lightship from Brighton to London,...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020 at 9:31 am