Police search for missing Hove woman

UPDATE Francesca Pirrone has been found safe, Sussex Police said. Police are searching for a Hove woman who has been missing since Monday (12 October). Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Francesca Pirrone, 43, who was reported missing from the Hove area...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 9:58 pm

Cheaper rents on the cards for scores of tenants in new flats

Scores of new homes could be let to council tenants for lower rents than originally planned if changes are agreed to a deal with a housing association. And the changes could also enable the scheme – to build 346 low-cost homes – to qualify for funding worth £14.5 million from a...

Missing mother and daughter from Brighton both found safe

A missing mother and daughter from Brighton have both found safe, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 14 October). The pair had not been seen since Tuesday 6 October and police were concerned for their welfare. The force issued a public appeal for help finding them yesterday...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 6:56 pm

Notorious ‘neighbour from hell’ in court for groping teenage boy on beach

A woman who became notorious as a neighbour from hell came up behind a 15-year-old boy and grabbed his crotch, a court heard today. Alexandra Woolnough, 45, also known as Al Capone, was drunk when she staggered up to the boy, who was with his friends on the beach near the King...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 5:45 pm

Landlady fined £18k over unauthorised shared house

A landlady has been landed with a court bill of more than £18,000 for continuing to rent out a student house after being denied planning permission. Shirley White, of Southgate, London, applied for planning permission to turn 41 Bevendean Crescent, Brighton, into a house in...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 4:25 pm

Persistent sex offender jailed after making ‘obsessive’ calls to teen

A persistent sex offender who lived in Brighton and Shoreham has been jailed for making scores of nuisance calls to children after he was supervised more loosely because of the coronavirus lockdown. Mark Furnevel, 51, formerly of Dorset Gardens, Brighton, tried phoning one...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 2:02 pm

Sussex students ‘struggling to get tested’

Some students living on Falmer campus have been struggling to get tested during the week because the nearest testing centres are miles away. The mobile testing unit based at Withdean has been moved to the Falmer campus on weekends, and the government is intending on delivering...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020 at 10:33 am