Adopting in the pandemic – two parents supported by PACT share their story

PACT is an experienced and committed voluntary adoption agency which has been creating and supporting adoptive families across Sussex for more than six years and has been supporting families across the south east since 1911. With children continuing to come into care throughout...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 6:28 pm

Brighton man appears in court charged with rape

A Brighton man has appeared in court charged with rape and sexual assault. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 15 December): “A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of rape and a sexual assault in Brighton. “Sam Kesete, 21, of Canterbury Drive, Brighton,...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 5:10 pm

Coronavirus has caused huge damage – and now the vaccine offer us hope

As Christmas draws nearer, the news that covid vaccines are beginning their rollout in earnest is hugely welcome. At last we can see an end in sight. I know everybody has had to make some really tough sacrifices this year, from following lockdown restrictions and staying indoors...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 4:13 pm

Obituary: ‘A light has gone out’ with the death of veteran Brighton youth worker

Patricia Norman, a well-known Quaker, teacher and the life president of Brighton Housing Trust, passed away on Wednesday 2 December. She became involved in the work of Brighton Housing Trust in 1969, a year after the organisation was set up. It was while attending the founding...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 3:40 pm

Brighton theatre given drinks licence subject to conditions

A small theatre on Brighton seafront has been granted a drinks licence provided it sticks to a number of conditions. The Electric Arcade, in Madeira Drive, is expected to operate as a theatre-led arts venue with at least 14 activities a week. The venue, under the zip wire, can...

Car flips after driver hits surface water and loses control

A Brighton driver was “lucky to escape unscathed” after his car hit surface water, flipped and crashed off the road. The 31-year-old man was driving his Nissan Skyline westbound on Mill Road when he crashed on Sunday evening. Despite the dramatic crash, he walked away...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 1:04 pm

Brighton’s first community covid vaccination opens today

The city’s first community covid vaccinations have been administered at a Brighton community centre today. Last week, patients and staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital were among the first in the world to be given an approved covid vaccine. Today, another vaccination...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 12:51 pm

Missing Brighton man found safe and well

A missing man from Brighton has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said. The pensioner, a dementia sufferer from Saltdean, was reported missing yesterday afternoon (Monday 14 December). He was found shortly after the police published an appeal for help finding him. The force...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 12:48 pm

Pedestrian badly hurt in crash on A259 in Peacehaven

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car crash on the A259 in Peacehaven. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses and camera footage yesterday (Monday 14 December). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a car...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 12:35 pm

Notorious animal rights fanatic targets university

An infamous animal rights fanatic who was jailed for six years for her part in a terrorist-style campaign against an animal testing lab is now targeting the University of Brighton. Sarah Whitehead, 63, was in court last week for hurling abuse and threats at punters and staff of...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020 at 9:10 am
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