Man stabbed and run over in Brighton street

A man was stabbed and run over in a Brighton street yesterday (Saturday 21 September). Detectives are investigating the attack which happened at 3.30am in Norwich Drive, Bevendean. The 31-year-old victim was stabbed several times and run over by a car which was then driven off....
Posted On 22 Sep 2019 at 1:59 pm

Fire chiefs confirm all residents accounted for after blaze destroys Brighton flats

Fire chiefs have concerned that everyone was accounted for as a blaze destroyed flats in Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton, last night (Friday 20 September). “At around 8.30pm the Sussex Control Centre began receiving multiple calls to a fire in a residential three-storey block of flats...
Posted On 21 Sep 2019 at 6:12 pm

Fire crew spend night at site of Brighton flats blaze

Fire crews spent the night making sure a blaze in a block of flats in Brighton was properly put out. Update (10:00)- We currently have two appliances and an aerial ladder platform on scene at Pankhurst Avenue, #Brighton. We expect to have a presence there for most of today. —...
Posted On 21 Sep 2019 at 8:07 am

Neighbours demand action over noise and nuisance from Brighton party house

Neighbours in a quiet street are calling for action over noise from a property which is listed on holiday home websites. Up to 18 people squeeze into the four-bedroom house in a cul de sac in Patcham, with an overspill of cars leading to concerns about emergency access for...

Teen arrested after cycling through Brighton Marina Asda fails to answer bail

A teenager, who was arrested after reports of a gang of cycling youths rampaging through the Asda superstore at Brighton Marina, has failed to answer bail. Sussex Police said that it was making inquiries to try to locate the 19-year-old man who was arrested last month in...
Posted On 20 Sep 2019 at 10:25 am

Worrying times for our most vulnerable children

I first raised concerns about the council’s cavalier approach to home to school transport for our most vulnerable children in early June. We as Conservatives have spoken up on behalf of the children and their families who are suffering as a result of the Labour administration’s...
Posted On 20 Sep 2019 at 12:10 am

Are you ready for Brexit?

Like it or not, it looks more than likely we’ll be leaving the European Union soon. Brexit will mean changes that impact on businesses and individuals, and these will depend on whether we leave with or without a deal. With this in mind, the council has created a Get ready for...
Posted On 20 Sep 2019 at 12:05 am

A little less conversation, a little more action urged as councillors debate rough sleeping

Former council leader Mary Mears urged housing chiefs to spend less time on strategies for tackling rough sleeping and homelessness and more time taking action. Councillor Mears said that over the years she had seen so many strategies that she suspected there was a vault...

Prolific Hove burglar jailed for eight break-ins

A burglar from Hove has been jailed for a year after he pleaded guilty to a spate of break-ins in the town over the summer. Muhammed Ahmed, 35, of Ingram Crescent West, Hove, was jailed at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 18 September) for eight burglaries. He was...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019 at 5:07 pm

Plea to help people in temporary housing with bedding, laundry and wifi

People moving into temporary homes should be provided with basic kitchen equipment and bedding, according to councillors. Now the idea is being looked into by housing chiefs. The move comes after Green councillor Amy Heley and Labour’s Nichole Brennan asked Brighton and...