Police helicopter scrambled in search for missing OAP

The police helicopter was up over Brighton last night to help in the search for a missing Brighton OAP. Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 80-year-old Raja Mohammad Yaqub Khan. He was last seen in the city’s London Road area at 5.30pm on Tuesday...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019 at 10:56 am

Brighton and Hove colleges hit by strike action

Two Brighton and Hove colleges have been hit by strike action today as staff walk out in protest at government underfunding of the sixth form sector. Picket lines are in place at BHASVIC and Varndean College, where striking staff have been joined by city councillors from both the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019 at 10:45 am

CCTV of missing Hove woman at Seven Sisters released

Sussex Police have issued new CCTV of missing woman Joanne Bennett. The new image is of Joanne after she exited the number 12A bus which runs from Eastbourne to Brighton. Joanne is believed to have got off the bus at the Seven Sisters bus stop around 4pm on Monday (October 14)....
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 2:32 pm

18-month Rottingdean road layout trial starts next week

Rottingdean High Street is getting a new 18-month trial layout to try and get traffic to flow more easily and improve air quality. Work to install a chicane, no stopping box and a ban on right turns from West Street is to start next Friday, October 25. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:41 pm

Suspected gunman released as investigations continue

A man arrested following an armed raid on a Brighton house has been released by police as the investigation continues. The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was sent to Richmond Road yesterday lunchtime following the pre-planned raid on Monday night. The road was sealed off while...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:37 pm

Three arrested over attack on man in Duke Street

Police investigating an assault on a 60-year-old man in Duke Street, Brighton, have arrested three people in connection with the incident. The man was reportedly kicked and punched by a group of people at about 8.35pm on Sunday (13 October) and had liquid poured on him. He was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:15 pm

Second new-to-Brighton store to open in Hanningtons development

The new Hannington’s Lane development is to get its second permanent new-to-Brighton store when premium cosmetics shop Rituals opens next week. The revamp of part of the former department store on North Street and the creation of a new lane has been widely praised on...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:03 pm

Fire dangers of wooden balconies highlighted just weeks before Pankhurst blaze

A directive about the fire risk of wooden balconies was made just weeks before flames ripped through timber cladding to engulf a Brighton block of flats. Cladding is now being stripped out and fire blocks in the roof improved so fire cannot spread so quickly in neighbouring...
Posted On 15 Oct 2019 at 1:50 pm

‘Controversial’ graffiti consultation asks if businesses and homeowners should be charged for removing tags

The council has launched a special public consultation today on its proposals to tackle the scourge of graffiti and tagging in the city. Everyone – including residents, businesses, landlords, businesses, Local Action Teams, community groups, council teams and other stakeholders...
Posted On 15 Oct 2019 at 12:32 pm

College staff strike over below-inflation pay rises

Two Brighton and Hove colleges could close on Thursday as staff strike over pay. The National Education Union (NEU) has called the nationwide strike in response to what it says is government under-funding of the sector, which has led to below-inflation pay rises. Also at issue...
Posted On 15 Oct 2019 at 10:37 am