Pepper Pot set to be lit up to deter graffiti

The Pepper Pot is set to be lit up with solar lighting in a bid to protect the Grade II listed folly from vandalism and graffiti. The tower, which has been a newspaper printing press, public toilet, military observation tower, scout hut and artist’s studio, is currently...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 4:32 pm

Vandals wreck Volks crossing

The Volks railway almost came to a halt last weekend after a pair of drunk men smashed crossing gates at the Banjo Groyne – just hours after a masked canoeist vandalised the same crossing. Volunteers discovered the wreckage the following morning, and CCTV footage showed the...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 3:46 pm

New ‘postbox’ at Brighton tip slashes contamination

People recycling cardboard boxes at Brighton and Hove’s tips will now have to fold them down and post them through a giant “letterbox” as part of a drive to cut down on contamination. Veolia, which runs the Wilson Avenue and Old Shoreham Road household waste...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 10:36 am

Small Brighton parking zone asked if it wants to join larger one

Residents in the Zone U parking scheme which covers the St Luke’s area of Brighton can now choose whether to join with the neighbouring Queens Park scheme (Zone C) or stay as they are. Residents have until 31 August to express their views on the proposed detailed scheme and can...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 10:18 am

Brighton student fined £20k over Brexit campaign

A former Brighton fashion student has been fined £20,000 and referred to the police by the Electoral Commission for helping the Vote Leave campaign funnel money through his pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave. The official Vote Leave campaign has also been fined £61,000 and its...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 10:02 am

No rain for a month as Met Office declares June Sussex’s driest since 1921

No rain has fallen in Brighton and Hove since a spot of drizzle on June 17 – with the last heavy rainfall in the area recorded on 30 May. The Met Office says last June was the driest in Sussex since 1921 – although the summer as a whole has some time to go before it...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 6:24 pm

Arsonists torch Brighton church leader’s coach

A community has rallied round to help a church leader after arsonists broke into the church grounds and torched the coach he was transforming into a motor home. Neil Hilton had parked the 1991 Dennis Javelin coach in the grounds of the Hillview Good News Centre on Hodshrove Lane...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 5:41 pm

Two women and their pink flamingo rescued after drifting out to sea off Brighton beach

Two women who drifted out to sea on a giant inflatable flamingo were towed back to Brighton beach yesterday afternoon. Brighton’s seafront office was alerted to the pair’s plight at about 4pm yesterday, and launched their patrol boat to come to their aid. The team has...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 4:49 pm

Burnt out bus becomes Portslade school’s chill out zone

A bus which caught fire at the Old Steine three years ago has been transformed into a chill-out space and quiet learning area for Portslade schoolchildren. Nathan Enticknapp, Frank Clasen, Steve Boreham and Neil Miles from Brighton & Hove Buses worked alongside parents,...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 1:25 pm

OAP bus passenger breaks elbow after seafront crash

An elderly woman broke her elbow after a bus she was travelling on crashed with a car on Brighton seafront. The crash happened just before lunchtime on Wednesday, 27 June. Police today launched an appeal for any witnesses to the crash to come forward. A spokesman said: “A...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 11:03 am