Three arrested over spate of steering wheel thefts

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing steering wheels from parked cars in the Hove area following work by alert local police officers. At 3am on Tuesday (15 January) patrolling officers saw a car containing three men being driven in New Church Road, Hove. The...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 3:55 pm

Brighton alley cordoned off after rape

An alleyway in The Lanes has been cordoned off this morning after a woman was raped there in the early hours of the morning. Crimescene tape has been put up next to Cafe Marwood in Ship Street while forensics officers comb the area. Meanwhile, the cafe is closed. Police say the...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 2:20 pm

Brighton nurse killed herself after patient’s death

A Brighton nurse who misdiagnosed a young woman with anxiety two days before she died of a heart attack went on to kill herself after quitting her job, an inquest heard. Charlotte Walsh’s employers reviewed her diagnosis of 26-year-old Mariona Garcia Ramon, who died of a...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 1:54 pm

Brighton couple jailed for breaking 28 bones in baby’s body

A Brighton couple who broke 28 bones in a young baby boy’s body have been jailed for eight years. Aleksandra Kopinska, 22, and Adam Jendrzeczak, 32, took the four-month-old baby to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in February 2017 with a broken left arm. But...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 12:26 pm

Able and Willing could be renamed as it moves from printing to placements

A council-run business programme which employs disabled people may get a new name as it changes its nature. Able and Willing is a printing and embroidery business which employs disabled people – but it has blown its budget for the last three years and is no longer...

Six smokers fined more than £800 for dropping cigarette butts

Six smokers who were caught by litter cops dropping cigarette butts have landed hefty court bills and a criminal record after failing to pay on the spot fines. None of the five men and one women appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court for their hearing on 12 December, and in each...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:08 pm

City’s tourism chief quits after 18 months

Brighton’s new tourism chief is quitting her post after just 18 months to move back to the Midlands. Val Birchall joined Brighton and Hove in July 2017 tasked with progressing plans to move the Royal Pavilion and the city’s museums into a trust. But a behind-doors...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 2:43 pm

Neighbours oppose bid to reopen ‘worst’ Brighton off licence

A new manager is attempting to reopen a “troubled” late night off licence which was stripped of its licence after selling fake and smuggled booze and failing underage test purchases. The name on International Food and Wine’s licence in Preston Road changed...

Homeless people housed in out-of-city block where five died feel cut off and unsafe, survey reveals

People living in out-of-city temporary accommodation cannot access the services they need and feel unsafe, according to a report going before Brighton and Hove City Councillors. Councillors on the authority’s Housing and New Homes Committee commissioned the report after...

Thousands protest plans for national pubco takeover of quirky Brighton pubs

Almost 5,000 people have signed a petition again a national pubco taking over some of Brighton’s best known and unique pubs. The Great Eastern in Trafalgar Street is one of a small handful of pubs run by Brighton-based Pleisure, all of which showcase a different spirit....
Posted On 10 Jan 2019 at 3:10 pm