Hove children learn life-saving skills in the sea

Children are being taught life-saving skills in the sea at Hove by someone who recently put his own training into action. The lessons are being laid on by the new Hove Surf Life Saving Club with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. The club’s training officer is Ryan...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 10:20 am

Man wanted over claims of stalking woman in Hove

Police are trying to trace a man who is suspected of stalking a woman in Hove. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 19 June): “Police are looking for Malcolm Howell, 52, who is wanted for interview over allegations that he has been stalking a woman known to him in Hove. “He also...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 11:24 pm

Teenagers win praise as councillors put Brighton and Hove youth services under the political microscope

Teenagers from across Brighton and Hove have shared how youth work has helped them to grow in confidence. They said that they had learnt new skills, helped others, found paid work and become better at looking after their own health. They were praised by local politicians with...

Housing chiefs to spend £2.5m after 2,000 fire doors fail safety tests

Housing chiefs expect to spend at least £2.5 million replacing thousands of fire doors in blocks of flats across Brighton and Hove. They said that the risk to people living in council flats remained low despite the doors failing the test – to withstand fire for at least 30...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 4:44 pm

Brighton man remanded over attempted rape in Pavilion Gardens

A Brighton man has been remanded in custody on charges of attempting to rape a woman and false imprisonment in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion. Andrew Ford, 23, a labourer, of Bramble Way, Stanmer Heights, Hollingbury, appeared this afternoon (Wednesday 19 June) at Brighton...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 3:06 pm

What we can learn standing side by side with our veterans

This year I feel very honoured to have had the opportunity to attend the D-Day 75 commemorations and combine this with being the city’s armed forces champion. I’ve visited Normandy before on many occasions in the company of three good friends who were D-Day veterans. This was my...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 2:27 pm

After not working for years, Brighton station lift should reopen next month

The lift at Brighton station, which has been out of order for three years, should be working again early next month. Although there is a staircase, with 54 stairs, it is not an easy walk up to the station for anyone with a pushchair or suitcase, let alone for someone with a...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 12:35 pm

Transport bosses lay on extra trains for Brighton Pride

Train company bosses have promised to put on extra services for Brighton Pride to prevent a repeat of the chaos last year. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said this morning that it would also provide longer trains on Saturday 3 August. Last year Sussex Police ordered the gates to...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 9:15 am

Police and council oppose late opening at trouble-free Brighton takeaway

Police said that they had never had any problems linked to a takeaway in Brighton even though they had opposed an application by the owner for a late licence. Officers had never been called to Grill 66 in Queen’s Road, even when it operated under a temporary late-night...

Brighton man charged with Pavilion Gardens attempted rape

A 23-year-old man from Brighton has been charged with trying to rape a woman in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion 10 days ago. Andrew Ford, 23, a labourer, of Bramble Way, Stanmer Heights, Hollingbury, has also been charged with false imprisonment. Ford has been remanded in...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019 at 5:27 pm