Work expected to start on farmland homes next spring

Work is expected to start next March on building 72 houses on farmland in Saltdean after councillors voted in favour of the scheme. Gold Property hopes that it will take about two years to complete work on the £30 million project at Coombe Farm, in Westfield Avenue North....

Blonde wig snares woman who burgled medical students during pandemic

A burglar who was caught after leaving a blonde wig with traces of her DNA at the scene of one of her break-ins is facing jail. Verity Stroud, 38, broke into the communal area of St Ann’s Court in Burlington Street, Brighton, in February and went into the maintenance room...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 5:36 pm

Tories accuse council of adding to cabbies’ coronavirus woes

Despite a slump in passenger numbers because of the coronavirus pandemic, cabbies in Brighton and Hove face even greater competition in the coming year as more licences are made available. The move was agreed by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Licensing Committee last week and...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 5:30 pm

Bomb hoaxer turned bin arsonist jailed for six months

A serial bomb hoaxer has been jailed after he escalated to setting fires in a string of bin arsons around Brighton this week. Mark Wilkinson, 48, was previously spared jail for putting on an Irish accent when drunk and calling police to say he had planted bombs all over Brighton...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 4:52 pm

Man collapses on boat at Brighton Marina

A man was taken to hospital after collapsing on a boat at Brighton Marina this morning (Wednesday 2 December). South East Coast Ambulance Service sent paramedics to the eastern end of Brighton Marina Village late this morning. The ambulance service said: “We were called at...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 4:20 pm

Vandal fined over £5k train graffiti

A vandal has been landed with a court bill of £568 after spraying graffiti on a Brighton train. Richard Markwick, 30, vandalised the Govia Thameslink Railway train while it was in sidings at Dyke Road on 21 February, 2018. On 26 November, Brighton Magistrates Court was told he...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 2:45 pm

Fire service scraps electric blanket safety checks over covid fears

The fire service has scrapped its annual series of free electric blanket safety checks because of the current coronavirus restrictions. The expert annual checks are offered as a way of ensuring that people – especially vulnerable older people – have a chance to minimise their...
Posted On 02 Dec 2020 at 1:43 pm