Councillors plea for extra £20 universal credit to be retained

Two former Labour councillors won the support of a majority of their fellow councillors in calling for the government to keep the £20 boost to universal credit. Independents Nikkie Brennan and Kate Knight secured the backing of Labour and Green members of Brighton and Hove City...

Brexit could put food supplies at risk, warns council report

Brexit could put food supplies for schools and care homes at risk, according to a warning in a council report. But Green councillor Marianna Ebel, who leads on Brexit for Brighton and Hove City Council, urged people not to “panic buy” but to shop as normal, buying only what they...

Judge brands Brighton armed robber a ‘coward’ as she jails him

An armed robber was branded a “coward” by a judge as she jailed him for more than four years this afternoon (Monday 21 December) at Lewes Crown Court. Daniel O’Callaghan, 28, of no fixed address, robbed Goziaf Sulasal at knifepoint at Cudo’s Convenience Store, in Upper North...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 7:02 pm

Boy, 16, missing from Brighton

Police are searching for missing Charlie Hall from Brighton. The 16-year-old boy was reported missing from his home address in the city on Tuesday (December 15). He is thought to still be in the Brighton area. He is described as white, around 5ft 5in with short blonde hair and...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 2:44 pm

Policing cuts made job ‘almost impossible’ for officer who failed to disclose evidence

The boss of an officer accused of gross misconduct for failing to disclose evidence said it was “almost impossible” for her to do her job properly because of short staffing caused by policing cuts. The officer, who has previously been named by Brighton and Hove News...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 1:24 pm

Officer filmed during Brighton ‘I can’t breathe’ arrest ordered to learn from misconduct

Police brutality in the uk, a lot of you love to say it only happens in America, this is not the case. @sussex_police pic.twitter.com/I6iqmf6UJF — soph (@PasDe_Cheval) July 8, 2020 A Brighton police officer who was filmed pinning a suspect to the ground as he told them he...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 11:58 am

Christmas storms on the way

A weather warning for heavy rain and strong winds up from Wednesday to Christmas Eve has been issued by the Met Office. The yellow be aware warning says up to 70mm of rain could fall in parts of southern England on Wednesday night. The 24-hour warning, which was issued at...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 11:12 am

Detective whose disclosure failure halted two trials faces hearing today

A detective whose failure to disclose evidence led to the collapse of two chemsex drug trials is facing a disciplinary hearing today. Brighton and Hove News reported that the female detective constable was censured by a crown court judge for failing to hand over CCTV evidence...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020 at 9:33 am