Police offer reward in hunt for wanted man from Brighton

Police have offered a £250 reward for information leading to the arrest of a wanted man from Brighton. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 10 June): “Police are offering a £250 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted man Aaron Taylor. “The 32-year-old, from...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 11:37 pm

BBC Sussex presenter dies after short illness

BBC Sussex radio presenter Dom Busby has died at the age of 53 after a short illness, the broadcaster said today (Tuesday 10 June). Colleagues paid tribute as did the former Sussex cricket coach Jason “Dizzy” Gillespie who was based at the County Ground in Hove from 2018 until...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 10:31 pm

Covid vaccine take-up lags in Brighton and Hove as new cases rise again

The take-up rate for the coronavirus jab in Brighton and Hove is among the lowest in the country, according to official figures published today (Thursday 10 June). Just under four in five over-50s – or 70,016 people – had had their second jab by Sunday (6 June), according to NHS...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 6:54 pm

Boundary review bosses ‘welcome’ feedback after proposing Portslade becomes Brighton West

The officials behind a boundary review which proposes that Portslade is renamed Brighton West have said that they expect and welcome feedback about the controversial suggestion. Brighton and Hove News reported the proposed new name for the Hove parliamentary constituency – Hove...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 4:47 pm

Brighton band Squid: Outstanding in their field

SQUID + LAUNDROMAT – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 9.6.21 Formed in Brighton in 2017, Squid have forged an impressive reputation with their genre-defying experimental sound. Although often considered alongside the current post-punk movement, they utilise a more...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 2:36 pm

Judge sets date for building firm bosses facing trial over worker’s death

A judge has set the date for two building firm bosses to face a trial by jury after a worker died as a hotel in Hove was turned into flats. John Spiller, 51, and Steve Wenham, 47, are due to go on trial for manslaughter on Monday 14 March next year. Bail was granted. They were...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 1:04 pm

Blind Veterans UK to leave Ovingdean home

Blind Veterans UK have announced that they are leaving their training and rehabilitation centre in Ovingdean and moving to a new building. Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK, Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB says: “Unfortunately our long-serving building near Brighton...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 1:02 pm

Search for missing boy last seen in Brighton

Police are searching for missing 16-year-old Ahmed Badr. Ahmed was reported missing from Eastbourne on Sunday (June 6) but was last seen outside the Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Preston Road, Brighton, on Tuesday afternoon (June 8). Ahmed is described as 5ft 9in tall, of slim...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 10:06 am