Brighton sex offender wanted for recall to prison

A sex offender from Brighton is wanted for recall to prison. Sussex Police suspect that Kenny Knight, 38, may still be in the Brighton and Hove area. The force said: “Police in Brighton are searching for registered sex offender Kenny Knight. “Knight, 38, is white, 5ft 6in, with...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 8:22 pm

Two men held in police raid on Brighton cannabis factory

Two men have been arrested after police raided a cannabis factory in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 4 July): “Police officers carried out a drugs warrant at a house in Whippingham Road, Brighton, and discovered a large-scale cannabis production. “Cannabis...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019 at 2:39 pm

Patient ‘passports’ brought in to make doctor’s visits better for children with learning disabilities

Doctors, nurses and support staff are adopting new measures to put patients with learning disabilities or conditions such as autism at greater ease. The measures include medical or learning disability “passports” to ensure that patients are less likely to be...

Health campaigners say rise in private surgery undermines services at Brighton hospital

A rise in the number of private knee and hip replacement operations is undermining the future of services at Brighton and Hove’s NHS hospital trust, health campaigners said today (Wednesday 3 July). Members of Sussex Defend the NHS cited an analysis of NHS-funded surgery by...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 1:24 pm

Brighton peer speaks up for life ‘at the end of the line’

Lord Bassam of Brighton has urged the government to give better support to seaside towns in a debate in the House of Lords. While Brighton was a notable exception, he said, many seaside towns suffered a number of similar problems, not least being “left out and left behind” a...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 3:25 pm

Hove MP’s proposal could still prevent calamity of ‘no deal’ Brexit

I voted Leave in the EU referendum – for a number of different reasons. I’m becoming increasingly worried, however, that we now face the possibility of a relatively small number of our population, ie, the Tory party membership, deciding the fate of Brexit and the future of the...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 11:04 am

Thug leaves woman with suspected broken nose

A thug hit a woman in the face in an attack in Brighton and left her with a suspected broken nose. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses to the attack on the A270 Lewes Road, close to Moulsecoomb Social Club. The force said: “Information is being sought about an incident...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 10:53 am

Labour seeks to allay concerns as it prepares to scrap ‘neighbourhoods’ committee

The new Labour council leadership has sought to allay concerns about its commitment to the community and voluntary sector as it prepares to scrap the council’s “neighbourhoods” committee. The Conservatives welcomed the proposal – with reservations – and the Greens were worried...

Trans hate crimes and incidents soar 43 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of transphobic hate “incidents and crimes” went up 43 per cent in the past year, councillors were told today (Monday 1 July). “Disability motivated” incidents and crimes rose by 27 per cent, those that were religiously motivated went up 10 per cent and there were 2 per...

Anger erupts over ‘undemocratic’ community grants delay

Anger erupted over the future of funding for charities and community groups in Brighton and Hove as a vital report was delayed without a vote today (Monday 1 July). One councillor described the process as undemocratic while another said that “the timetable for funding our...