Parents fight cuts in places at seven Brighton schools

Parents are banding together to fight plans to cut admission numbers at seven schools across Brighton. Concerned parents have set up a Facebook group for the School Places Campaign as well as a petition. The move comes as seven primaries in some of the most deprived areas locally...

Heritage assets to be registered after historic lamps found for sale online

A list of “heritage assets” looks likely to be drawn up after historic street lamps from Brighton seafront were found for sale on the internet. Councillors called for a proper list after the lanterns were taken down for restoration but ended up on the buying and selling website...

Hove seafront venue seeks planning permission to retain ‘beach hut’ kiosks

Six temporary food and drink kiosks on Hove seafront, designed to look like beach huts, could stay for three more years after proving popular with customers. The six huts – three each side of Rockwater restaurant – were put up as a temporary measure while the main building was...
Posted On 22 Nov 2021 at 3:10 pm

Notorious bomb hoaxer sparked armed police callout at new hostel

A report of a gun and explosives at a new hostel in Brighton has turned out to be the latest prank call from a notorious bomb hoaxer. Mark Wilkinson was jailed less than a year ago for starting a string of bin fires around Brighton to give him an excuse to call 999. He had...
Posted On 22 Nov 2021 at 10:22 am

Scaffolder ‘swats’ stepfather in family feud

A scaffolder called police and lied that his stepfather had fired a gun in the street so that armed police would swoop on the home he shared with his mother. The tactic – known as swatting in the USA, where it has led to innocent people being shot – was the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2021 at 9:18 am

Missing Portslade man found safe and well

A missing man from Portslade has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said. The force said: “We are pleased to report that Ben O’Connor, who had been missing from his home in Portslade since Friday (19 November), has been found safe and well. “Thank you to everybody who shared...
Posted On 22 Nov 2021 at 12:18 am