Metropolitan Police officer faces Brighton beach rape charge

A Metropolitan Police officer is due in court to answer a charge with raping a woman on Brighton beach, Sussex Police said today (Friday 27 May). The force said: “Sussex Police has arrested a man after a woman reported being raped on Brighton beach on Saturday 17 July 202...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 10:26 pm

Sussex Sharks come up short against Gloucestershire

James Bracey registered a career-best score as Gloucestershire beat Sussex by 41 runs beneath the Seat Unique Stadium floodlights to give their Vitality Blast campaign lift-off in Bristol. Without a win in any of their previous seven matches in all formats this season,...

New mayor’s warm words for woman who was due to be ‘first citizen’

The new mayor of Brighton and Hove, Lizzie Deane, has spoken of her sadness that the outgoing deputy mayor Mary Mears was unable to become mayor because of ill health. Councillor Deane was originally due to become deputy mayor, with Councillor Mears stepping up to serve as t...

Tribute paid to Hove motorcyclist who died near the Devil’s Dyke

The partner of a motorcyclist from Hove has paid tribute after he died in a crash near the Devil’s Dyke last month. Jack Crossley, 43, a keen engineer and mechanic, from Hove, crashed in Saddlescombe Road, just to the north of Brighton and Hove, on Saturday 23 April.  He was...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 6:01 pm

E-scooter casualties on the rise

The number of injuries from e-scooters is on the rise, according to new figures, including one death in Brighton just under a year ago. E-scooters have become popular and, some say, they have the potential to reduce pollution and provide a quick, cheap and easy alternative mode...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 3:37 pm

Martlets shares moving story as work starts on £10m hospice rebuild

Work is starting on a £10 million rebuild of the Martlets hospice, with inpatients to be looked after at a care home in Brighton until the revamp is complete. The charity was granted planning permission last year to demolish part of the hospice, in Wayfield Avenue, Hove, and put...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 1:23 pm

Chlorine shortage may force Brighton and Hove swimming pools to close

A national chlorine shortage may force swimming and paddling pools in Brighton and Hove to close temporarily. One of the paddling pools, near the i360 on Brighton seafront, is currently closed and would need staff to “super chlorinate” it before it could open. Others may close...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 10:59 am

Fame school to train stars of the future in south Portslade

Brighton’s best-known fame academy has been granted planning permission to convert a former gym and theatre into a music school in south Portslade. BIMM (the British and Irish Modern Music Institute) said that it wanted to teach students on the ground floor of the building, known...

Toads Hole Valley latest – councillors back outline plan for 880 homes

Outline plans for hundreds of new homes on a greenfield site in Hove were approved by councillors at a meeting on Wednesday 25 May. They agreed to the broad principles of a scheme to build 880 homes in Toads Hole Valley, off King George VI Avenue, known locally as Snakey Hill....