Brighton man jailed for 11 years for manslaughter

Three men involved in a fight with a man which resulted in his death have been jailed for more than 30 years at the Old Bailey this week. Jordache Smith-Challis, 20, of Bexhill Road, Brighton, was found guilty and sentenced to 11 years for manslaughter and 7 years for conspiracy...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015 at 10:40 am

Brighton and Hove’s French community to hold Charlie Hebdo vigil

An assembly in memory of the victim’s of yesterday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre is to be held outside Brighton’s Town Hall this afternoon. Scores of people are intending on holding a minute’s silence in Bartholomew Square at 5.30pm. The event was organised...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 1:07 pm

Rain and wind batter Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove residents are being urged to take care this morning as heavy rain and wind hits the south coast. The deluge has brought minor flooding to the city’s roads, with the eastbound A27 flooding at the dip near the Portslade turn. Elle Bishop took this picture of...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:51 am

Man attacked with metal pole in Brighton on New Year’s Day

Detectives investigating a New Year’s Day incident in Brighton in which a 23-year-old man was struck on the head with a metal pole and then punched in the face have appealed for witnesses. The incident took place outside Volks Tavern in Madeira Drive at about 6.30am when...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:15 am

Brighton model stars in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother

Brighton model Chloe Goodman has been selected to appear in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother. Goodman appeared on MTV reality show Ex On The Beach last year, which saw single contestants looking to find love on a paradise island before being joined by their exes. In an...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:05 am

Brighton Museum to charge £5 for admission

Brighton Museum is to charge non-city residents £5 admission in a bid to help plug the council’s budget gap. The new charge will come into force from May 1 this year, and is expected to net Brighton and Hove City Council £200,000. A report to the council’s economic...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 5:49 pm

Hove van driver banned after second drink driving conviction

A van driver from Hove has been banned from the roads after being convicted of drink driving for a second time. Luke Appleton, 26, of Tisbury Road, Hove, was caught by Sussex Police at about 10pm on Saturday 20 December in Storrington during the annual drink driving crackdown....
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:31 pm

Firefighters warn of new way bad parking puts lives at risk

Bad parking in Brighton’s narrow streets has long been a cause of concern for emergency services who fear their way may be blocked as a result. But this week, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service launched a campaign to raise awareness of another parking peril –...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:28 pm

Tiny buses deliver books to Mile Oak schoolchildren

A miniature Brighton and Hove Bus is being put into service delivering books to children at Mile Oak Primary School this week. The wooden bus is one of a fleet of four originally created by a friend of the school, Peter Coleman and lovingly renovated by the bus company’s...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 12:19 pm

Wet towel caused Brighton hotel bedroom fire

A wet towel placed over a light sparked a fire which led to the evacuation of hundreds of guests at the Kings Hotel on Brighton seafront. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 2.42am this morning to reports of fire alarms sounding. Two fire engines from Preston Circus...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 11:42 am