Brighton detective recognised as role model

A Brighton detective has been given a national award to recognise how she has become a role model to the city’s police investigation team. Detective Chief Inspector Clare Shiel has won the services to detectives category at the Police Federation National Detectives’...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 4:04 pm

Dog dragged out of owner’s car reunited after Facebook appeal

A pet dog who was dragged out of her owners car by three men and driven away in a black 4×4 has been found thanks to the power of social media. Pip, a greyhound-Great Dane crossbreed, was being taken for a walk by her owner Edwin Lugg in Falmer Road, Woodingdean, on...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 2:22 pm

15-year-old language students attacked for refusing to buy drugs on Brighton beach

A group of Austrian students who were approached by people trying to sell them drugs on Brighton beach were set upon when they declined. Around 30 of the teenagers were sitting on the beach, just west of Palace Pier, about 9.15pm on Friday, October 5, celebrating a 16th birthday...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 1:57 pm

Brighton artist’s Madeira Drive painting accepted into national exhibition

A Brighton landscape artist’s painting of the Penny Lift on Madeira Drive is to be displayed at a prestigious London gallery. Tony Parsons’ oil painting has been accepted into the hallowed halls of the Mall Galleries in London after fending off hundreds of competitors...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:39 pm

Plans for new medical centre approved

Residents who use St Peter’s and North Laine Medical Centres are set to benefit from a brand new purpose built surgery under plans to merge the practices, which came a step closer with a council proposal to lease land to enable the development. Brighton and Hove City Council has...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:28 pm

Man found passed out in his car banned from driving

A man found slumped at the wheel of his car in Brighton has been banned from driving for 23 month. Police were called to the incident in Black Lion Street about 4.17am on Saturday 14 July, where they discovered a motorist in a black Mercedes. The driver was identified as James...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 9:19 am

Brighton man, 20, left with serious face injuries after early morning attack

Police today launched an appeal for seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Bond Street, Brighton, shortly after 5am on 28 September. Officers are particularly keen to hear from two passers-by who appear to have witnessed the assault – one was wearing a hi-vis jacket...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:49 pm

Rare 1930s Brighton tourism poster could fetch £1,300 at auction

A rare poster advertising Brighton as a tourist destination is going up for auction in New York later this month. Swann Auction Galleries is holding a rare and important travel posters auction on October 25, and this item, by renowned railway poster artist Charles Pears, has a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:29 pm

Disabled man’s blue badge withdrawn after several ‘lost’ badges used by fraudsters

A disabled man’s blue badge was withdrawn after several of the 12 passes he was issued in just six years ended up being fraudulently used by his friends and family. The man complained to the local ombudsman that Brighton and Hove City Council was wrong to take away the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:10 pm

Complaint about councillor harassment investigation dismissed

A man who claimed that a female councillor breached the code of conduct when she accused him of harassing her on social media then blocked him has now had two complaints dismissed. The local government ombudsman this month published a report into its investigation of how the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 12:02 pm