Two teens arrested after man stabbed in brawl in Brighton on eve of lockdown

Two 18-year-olds have been arrested by police as they investigate a stabbing during a brawl in Brighton on the eve of the second national coronavirus lockdown. They were being kept in custody for questioning this afternoon (Thursday 5 November). A 40-year-old man suffered stab...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 10:17 pm

Suspected Brighton knifeman arrested shortly after reward offered

A man suspected of threatening people with a knife in Brighton has been arrested shortly after a £5,000 reward was offered. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 5 November): “Police have arrested and charged 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who was wanted on suspicion of a series of...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 10:03 pm

Pub to be demolished and replaced by flats

A revised scheme to demolish a Peacehaven pub and replace it with a block of flats has been approved by planners. The proposal to demolish the Sussex Coaster, in South Coast Road, and build a block of 17 flats, was granted planning permission yesterday (Wednesday 4 November) by...

Councillor opposes new shared house in wake of illegal student party

A councillor cited last weekend’s illegal student Hallowe’en party when she voted against plans for a new shared house in Bevendean. Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh was the only member to vote against the plans to turn a family home into a six-bedroom ouse in...

Hundreds of excess winter deaths recorded in Brighton and Hove, report says

Fuel poverty has been blamed for scores of extra winter deaths in Brighton and Hove, according to an official report. The number of “excess winter deaths” averages 212 a year in Brighton and Hove – disproportionately high and disproportionately affecting the old, cold and poor....

Iconic Brighton dolphins reporpoised for new city centre sculpture

Three 180-year-old dolphin statues have been repurposed to form part of a new public art installation planned for a Brighton square. The cast iron cetaceans, originally created as part of the Old Steine’s Victoria Fountain, are to return to public display after 30 years in...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 5:29 pm

Green energy thrusts port on to shortlist for national award

Shoreham Port has been shortlisted for a national award for its work to cut harmful emissions. The port is a finalist in the second annual Maritime UK Awards in a new category – clean maritime operator – after reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. It was also propelled on to the...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 4:28 pm

Hove burglary suspect jailed for theft, handling stolen goods and fraud

A man who was charged with burgling a flat in Hove has been jailed for a total of 40 weeks by a judge at Hove Crown Court today (Thursday 5 November). Ashley Gartell, 27, of Oakley Gardens, East Preston, denied burglary after a break in at a flat in Wilbury Avenue, Hove on Sunday...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 3:40 pm

Whitehawk murder victim fled in terror, court hears

A young father was seen fleeing in terror from two men who rained punches on him and then knifed him to death, a court heard this morning. Muhammed Lamin Jassey, 26, was killed on Whitehawk Road on the afternoon of April 5 this year after a single stab wound to his chest. Daryl...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 12:51 pm

Man refused ambulance after being beaten unconscious

A man who was beaten unconscious and left with two black eyes was refused an ambulance – and then told police can’t investigate. Jem Nash, 20, had just got off a bus in Western Road, Hove, in the early hours of Sunday morning when he was approached by two men. His...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 11:52 am
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