Brighton man wanted by police investigating attack on woman

A Brighton man is being hunted by Sussex Police officers investigating an allegation that he attacked a woman he knows. They want to speak to Samuel Boyce, 27, of Crescent Drive North, in Woodingdean, and formerly of Westland Court, in West Road, Fishersgate, about the claim. The...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 5:25 pm

Man suspected of stealing cash from Brighton bookies captured by security camera

Security camera pictures have been published of a man suspected of stealing cash from a bookmakers in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 15 January): “Can you help us identify this man? “Police officers would like to speak to him in connection with the theft of...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 5:04 pm

Boy, 14, in critical condition after being hit by car in Brighton

A 14-year-old boy suffered serious head and leg injuries when he was hit by a car in Woodingdean. He remains in a critical condition, according to police, who are appealing for information about the crash. The accident happened shortly before 6pm in Warren Way and afterwards a...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 12:53 pm

Brighton businesses to meet this morning to battle jobs threat posed by proposed road layout changes

A business and residents’ group is holding an open meeting this morning (Tuesday 15 January) as part of their battle against proposed road layout changes. They are concerned that the aim stated by a council official of increasing congestion as a way of deterring drivers will...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 9:03 am

Missing Brighton man found safe

A missing Brighton man has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said today (Monday 14 January). The force said: “Damian Madej has been found safe. “He hadn’t been seen since Tuesday (8 January) but was found safe and well on Sunday (13 January).” He had...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 8:42 pm

Ofsted says Brighton council-run nursery is ‘inadequate’

A council-run nursery has been rated inadequate by the independent watchdog Ofsted. Bright Start Nursery was given the worst rating having previously been graded good – the second highest of the four official verdicts. The nursery, which is run by Brighton and Hove City Council,...

Police seize cocaine and cash in Brighton

Drugs and cash have been seized in what Sussex Police described as a “significant” haul. The force said: “Police officers in Brighton seized more than 100 wraps of class A drugs and cash and arrested a woman on suspicion of drug dealing. “Following up on reports that a woman was...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 5:48 pm

Brighton and Hove children’s chief steps down

The chair of the committee that oversees schools and children’s services in Brighton and Hove is to step down. Councillor Daniel Chapman will return to his previous position as deputy chair of the Brighton and Hove City Council Children, Young People and Skills Committee. He is...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 4:00 pm

Working together isn’t always easy – but it’s almost always right

I have often talked about the importance of working in partnership across the city to ensure the best possible services and outcomes for those who live, learn and work in the city. I genuinely believe that through shared working and stronger links between public sector,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:10 pm

Broken promises and uncollected bins

Labour was elected in 2015 on a manifesto promise to make collecting refuse and cleaning the streets a top priority. They stated that Labour councillors would directly oversee the waste service. Yet after four years of running the council, residents have been left to pick up the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:01 pm