Carer who stole priceless silverware from dying woman ordered to repay £2k

A carer who stole priceless silverware from an old woman as she lay dying in hospital has been ordered to repay some of her ill gotten gains. Kelly Constable, 48, was jailed for three years in July last year for stealing from four people she was meant to be caring for, including...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 12:38 pm

Disabled campaigners slam seafront bar for opening roof terrace without lift

Disabled campaigners say they are disappointed after a seafront venue opened its new roof terrace with no way for wheelchair users to get up there. Rockwater was granted planning permission last year for a new roof terrace and an accessibility lift – but although the...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 12:08 pm

Police arrest Paddy Pantsdown crook from Brighton and Hove

A serial burglar from Brighton and Hove has been arrested again almost 30 years after he was jailed for his part in exposing politician Paddy Ashdown’s affair with his secretary. Sussex Police said this morning: “Simon Berkowitz, who was wanted by police on recall to prison, has...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 11:09 am

Tributes paid to speedway legend Jon Cook

Tributes have been paid to speedway legend Jon Cook who died on Monday (3 May) at the age of 55. Cook, who grew up in Portslade, was passionate about speedway and rode briefly for the Eastbourne Eagles in his twenties. He went on to much greater success off the track, becoming...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 9:39 am

Roofer guilty of manslaughter over friend’s fatal fall

A roofer who failed to take any safety precautions for his friend before his fatal fall from a roof they were fixing has been found guilty of manslaughter. Simon Bigg, 56, stood trial for the manslaughter of Mark Willis, who died of brain injuries a few days after falling 18ft...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 9:28 am

Brighton Pride cancelled again

Brighton and Hove Pride has announced it is cancelling this year’s main events for the second year in a row. The Community Parade, Pride Village Party and Pride Festival on 7 and 8 August will now not go ahead. Smaller in-person events and online events will continue...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 9:11 am

Woman seriously injured after Hove crash

A woman ‘screamed in agony’ after being hit by a car in in Hove yesterday afternoon. The woman, who was on foot, was reportedly sent flying several yards when she was hit by the car in Portland Road at about 3.15pm. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 8:23 am
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