Shoreham air show crash pilot was a risk taker, jury told

The pilot who crashed at the Shoreham air show, killing 11 men, took risks that “one would not expect a careful and competent fast jet display pilot to do”, a jury was told today (Wednesday 16 January). Tom Kark, prosecuting, said that Andrew “Andy” Hill,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 1:09 pm

Prosecutor opens manslaughter case against Shoreham air show crash pilot

The Shoreham air show crash was caused by “the gross negligence” of 54-year-old pilot Andrew “Andy” Hill, prosecutor Tom Kark told an Old Bailey jury today (Wednesday 16 January). Hill was at the controls of a 1955 Hawker Hunter fighter jet when it crashed...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:18 pm

Former Brighton council leader becomes paperback writer

What next for a former council leader? After stepping down from the helm of Brighton and Hove City Council in 2015, Jason Kitcat started writing his first novel, which he self-published late last year. Described by the author as “a mix of Henning Mankell’s socially aware...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 9:25 am

Ex Hove Park schoolboy is founder member of NYC Seagulls

Former Hove resident and Hove Park School pupil Alex Hall has become an inaugural member of the newly formed New York City Seagulls Group. The members are dedicated to following the fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion in the city that apparently never sleeps. Alex told Brighton...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 8:00 am

Shoreham air show crash pilot’s Old Bailey trial starts today

The prosecution of Shoreham air show crash pilot Andrew Hill is due to start today (Wednesday 16 January) at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London. Andy Hill, 54, was at the controls of a Hawker Hunter jet aircraft when it crashed during the air...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:05 am

Brighton and Holmbush stores safe as Marks and Spencer announces more closures

Marks and Spencer stores in Brighton and Shoreham are safe for now as the retailer announced another round of branch closures yesterday (Tuesday 15 January). A thousand jobs were reported to be at risk as new cuts were made in the drive to switch from “bricks to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:01 am

Dangerous parking outside schools to be discussed by Brighton and Hove councillors

Extra measures are being considered to tackle illegal and dangerous parking outside schools. Ideas put forward to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee include body-worn cameras, public space protection orders, CCTV and...

Violent crime rises in Brighton

Crime is still on the increase in Brighton and Hove, according to a report going before councillors. A report to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities and Equalities Committee said: “In 2017-18 there were a total of 26,142 crimes recorded...

Brighton man wanted by police investigating attack on woman

A Brighton man is being hunted by Sussex Police officers investigating an allegation that he attacked a woman he knows. They want to speak to Samuel Boyce, 27, of Crescent Drive North, in Woodingdean, and formerly of Westland Court, in West Road, Fishersgate, about the claim. The...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 5:25 pm

Man suspected of stealing cash from Brighton bookies captured by security camera

Security camera pictures have been published of a man suspected of stealing cash from a bookmakers in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 15 January): “Can you help us identify this man? “Police officers would like to speak to him in connection with the theft of...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 5:04 pm