Pedestrians hit in Western Road in Hove

Two pedestrians were hit on a zebra crossing in Western Road, Hove, this afternoon. Police and ambulance were both at the scene near Brunswick Place and the road was closed. A witness said that a pedestrian appeared to have been hit on a zebra crossing. South East Coast Ambulance...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 2:34 pm

Potential Moulsecoomb academy sponsor rules itself out as school celebrates improved test results

The University of Brighton has turned down the chance to take on Moulsecoomb Primary School as an academy in the week the school celebrated a huge improvement in test results. The government imposed an academy order on the school in June following an Ofsted report which rated the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 2:23 pm

Council cleared over removal of cyclist’s rusting bike

A man who complained to the local ombudsman after the council removed his rusting bike has been told the council followed the right procedure and he should try to take them to court. The man’s bike was removed last year, after the council placed a notice on it warning it...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 1:31 pm

Councillor tells of how she fled domestic violence as colleagues pledge to campaign to rehouse victims

A councillor’s tale of survival after domestic abuse saw her receive a standing ovation as Brighton and Hove City Council voted to support the A Safe Home campaign. Labour councillor Amanda Grimshaw’s hands shook during the moving speech as she told councillors of the...

Antisocial behaviour reports at The Level plummet by 84 per cent

Reports of antisocial behaviour at The Level have fallen by a huge 84 per cent since this time last year following the introduction of special patrols and a mobile police station. Sussex Police says it has also used intelligence from residents to help tackle bad behaviour at the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 12:30 pm

Brighton builder jailed over axe robbery of security van

A Brighton builder has been jailed for more than five years for helping rob a security van in Hove where the driver was threatened with an axe. The van was robbed in Conway Street, Hove, on Monday, 19 November last year by men who fled on scooters and Marli Casaletto was arrested...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 11:02 am

Animal rights protesters claim retaliatory strike on London Road McDonald’s

Animal rights protesters have claimed responsibility for smashing a window at London Road McDonald’s on the day a vegan protester was in court charged with causing criminal damage there. Dylan Roffey, 23, of Terminus Road, Brighton appeared in the dock at Brighton...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 10:33 am

Coldean post office to remain closed after no interest in running it

Coldean Post Office is to remain permanently closed because nobody has come forward to run it. The post office in Beatty Avenue closed last year after the postmaster resigned and the premises have now been turned into a pharmacy. This month, Post Office announced that it has not...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 9:47 am

11th GP surgery closure prompts calls for report

The closure of the eleventh GP surgery in Brighton and Hove since 2015 has prompted fresh debate about how it impacts on vulnerable people reaching a doctor. Councillors requested a report into what is causing behind the spate of closures and mergers, the latest of which will see...

More thunder could be on the way tomorrow

Following last night’s spectacular lightshow, more thunderstorms could be on the way to Brighton and Hove tomorrow night as the heatwave continues. Now, the Met Office has just issued a warning which starts at 3pm tomorrow until 4am on Friday, saying scattered electrical...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 1:03 pm