Man charged over two burglaries linked by leg injury

Detectives investigating a pair of burglaries in Brighton and Hove – one in which the suspect injured their leg and a second where the suspect was using crutches – have charged a man in connection with both. Police were called to a flat in New Church Road shortly after 9pm on...
Posted On 28 Apr 2022 at 5:36 pm

Overturned sewage lorry on A23 stems flow of traffic

An overturned sewage tanker is causing queues on the A23 coming into Brighton today. Brighton Police said: “For anyone heading into Brighton on the A23 this afternoon – be aware! “Sussex Roads Police are currently dealing with an overturned sewage tanker on the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2022 at 1:27 pm

New roof terrace plans for Brighton pub

A popular pub on a busy Brighton junction is planning a new garden roof terrace. Nathan Moseby, whose company El Comodin bought The Joker at Preston Circus last year, says he wants to build the terrace to its rear to make the pub more viable. A similar application in 2014 was...
Posted On 28 Apr 2022 at 1:11 pm

Tributes to Brighton’s “high priestess of conservation” Selma Montford

Tributes have been paid to the co-founder of the Brighton Society Selma Montford, who died peacefully at her home this month aged 87. Mrs Montford was awarded an MBE in 2006 for “services to urban conservation in Brighton and Hove”, having helped preserved countless...
Posted On 28 Apr 2022 at 10:59 am

Two men mug Portslade boy

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Portslade at around 3pm on Saturday April 16. Officers attended the scene in Gardner Road after a report was made stating a boy of around 15-years-old had been attacked by two men. The two suspects attempted...
Posted On 27 Apr 2022 at 2:26 pm

Flurry of seals on the beach baffles wildlife experts

A clutch of seals being found on the beach in Sussex is baffling wildlife experts. An injured Grey Seal pup was rescued from Hove beach on Monday afternoon and treated for flipper wounds. Just three days earlier, another Grey Seal was rescued from Eastbourne beach. And East...
Posted On 27 Apr 2022 at 2:07 pm

Hove beacon to be lit for Platinum Jubilee

The beacon on Hove seafront will glow once again as part of the city’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The beacon, on the Western Esplanade near the beach huts, will be lit on Thursday 2 June, beginning a weekend of celebrations in the city to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee....
Posted On 27 Apr 2022 at 1:11 pm

Dog owners vow to fight Waterhall dog controls

Dog walkers are preparing to fight a proposed ban on letting their pets run free on a new council nature reserve. Councillors last month voted to designate the former Waterhall golf course and adjoining land as an official nature reserve. Brighton and Hove City Council’s...
Posted On 27 Apr 2022 at 12:59 pm

Would-be bike thieves caught on camera

Two would-be motorbike thieves were caught on camera trying to steal a bike from outside Whitehawk bus depot. The pair pulled up on a moped beside Wayne Page’s BMW F900R SE on Wednesday, 13 April and tried to snap off the steering lock. Meanwhile, they had been spotted by a...
Posted On 27 Apr 2022 at 10:08 am

Different park and ride trials will be considered, council says

Alternative park and ride schemes will still be considered following Brighton and Hove Buses’ decision to withdraw from a planned trial this summer, the council says. The bus company told a meeting of Brighton Area Buswatch this month that it was pulling out of the trial...
Posted On 26 Apr 2022 at 2:57 pm