Whatever happened to local TV, the BBC asked. Brighton has the answer …

The BBC has run a piece on local TV on its website and, I’m glad to say, accepted that Latest TV in Brighton is a success story. It wasn’t so keen on other parts of the local media jigsaw and even had a go at BBC cuts! In Brighton we are lucky that we have diverse media and we...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 9:08 pm

Five cars seized and four arrested in just one night in Brighton

Sussex Police seized five cars and arrested four people in one night in Brighton, the force said today (Tuesday 9 February). Two of the arrests were for drug driving and two were for taking a car without the owner’s consent. Sussex Police said: “A number of motorists were dealt...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 7:09 pm

Valentine ‘stalker’ cards dropped after police and crime commissioner speaks out

An online greeting card firm has dropped “stalking” themed Valentine cards from its range after Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne spoke out. Mrs Bourne, who has personally had to resort to the courts to deal with stalkers herself, thanked Thortful for its swift and...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 6:46 pm

Police offer £1,000 reward in search for wanted man from Brighton

Police have doubled the reward being offered as they hunt for a wanted man from Brighton from £500 to £1,000. Zak Marsden, 32, of Roman Road, Hove, was due to appear in court in December charged with attacking a woman in Queen’s Park Road, Brighton. He failed to appear and...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 4:43 pm

Missing teenager found hours after public appeal

A missing teenager has been found hours Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help locating him. The force said yesterday (Monday 8 February) that they were looking for 15-year-old Harvey Stone, from Peacehaven. The youngster, who has links to Brighton, had been missing since...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 3:00 pm

Sex offender spared prison for indecently assaulting girl in Hove

A 58-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he was found to have indecently assaulted a 13-year-old girl in Hove. Ian Sargent, of Cissbury Avenue, Peacehaven, was spared an immediate jail term when he appeared before Judge Stephen Mooney at Lewes Crown...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 11:25 am

Neighbours divided over plans for back garden house near Hove Park

Plans to build a detached house in a back garden in Hove have divided neighbours. But they can expect to learn whether the latest planning application for a two-bedroom home near Hove Park will be approved at a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 10 February). The proposal is the fourth...

Rail chiefs to start four-year track and signals upgrade for London Victoria

Rail chiefs said that they were about to start a four-year project to upgrade old track and signals on lines into London Victoria station. Network Rail said yesterday (Monday 8 February) that work would begin this month on replacing 1980s infrastructure between London Victoria...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021 at 12:10 am