Doctor drugged boy, forced him to abuse girl and filmed them, court told

A doctor drugged a child at a birthday party and forced him to abuse a girl as young as five as she was tied to a bed, a court was told. Dr Robert Cameron Wells, 69, a former GP (general practitioner), gave the boy a “white tablet”, telling him that he could trust him because he...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 7:18 pm

Vineyards could boost Sussex agriculture

Increasing wine production could be one way of improving agriculture in the region. Members of the Greater Brighton Economic Board backed the idea of a food plan which would support employment in the food sector, improve people’s health and reduce carbon emissions. Sussex...

Pictures of sex attack suspect released

Police in Brighton have released two photos of a man they want to interview about a sexual assault on a woman on the seafront. The 18-year-old woman was walking home from work, along the Lower Promenade just west of Brighton pier, at about 10.40pm on Monday 14 June, when this man...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 6:52 pm

Animal rights extremist banned from roads around Hove dog track

An animal rights extremist has been banned from going near Hove Dog Track – but can still protest outside the University of Brighton. Sarah Whitehead, 63, previously waged a terrorist-style campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences, posting hoax bombs, making abusive...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 5:15 pm

Brighton beach rapist jailed for nine years

A man who raped an 18-year-old woman on the beach at Brighton after befriending her at a nearby club has been given a nine-year prison sentence. Abdenour Ben Ali, 30, a plumber, of Sheepcote Road, Harrow, Middlesex, was convicted and sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Wednesday 14...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 3:45 pm

Gourmet kebab shop to open in Brighton

A gourmet kebab restaurant is planning to open below the lapdancing club in North Street. German Doner Kebab has submitted a planning application to put a new shopfront in the unit currently occupied by the Bargain Plus gift shop next to Grace Gentlemen’s Club. The...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 12:17 pm

It’s more vital than ever to measure air pollution

During last week’s full council committee meeting, Councillor Bridget Fishleigh called for greater investment in air quality monitoring in Brighton and Hove, but why do we need it? Ella Kissi-Adoo-Debrah, a nine-year-old girl from London, died as a result of an asthma attack...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 12:10 pm

Heatwave alert – Met Office issues first extreme heat warning

The Met Office issued its first extreme heat warning as temperatures were forecast to top 30C across much of the area again today (Tuesday 20 July). And as the amber alert was issued yesterday, with temperatures expected to remain high all week, health chiefs in Sussex urged...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 9:00 am

Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing in Brighton overnight

A man was arrested for attempted murder after a stabbing in Brighton last night (Monday 19 July). Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating after a man suffered a serious injury following an incident in Brighton. “Officers were called to a flat in Pelham Street at...
Posted On 20 Jul 2021 at 7:03 am

It’s a rum do – and licensing officials don’t like it

A new Caribbean restaurant faces opposition to its plans to allow drinking at its bar. Rum Kitchen has three restaurants in London and is taking over the former Jamie’s Italian restaurant site in Black Lion Street, Brighton. Parent company Icarus Leisure Soho Limited said that it...