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Emergency services raise flag to support Brighton Pride

COUNCIL and emergency services chiefs gathered to fly the flag to celebrate this weekend’s Brighton Pride celebrations. The rainbow banner was hoisted aloft at County Hall, in Lewes, as East Sussex County Council marked its support for the event and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Deputy leader Cllr David Elkin and chief […]

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Lewes Prison smuggling conspiracy foiled by Sussex Police

Prison officers, inmates and their loved ones have been sentenced for conspiring to smuggle drugs, alcohol and mobile phones in to Lewes prison. Sussex Police, working closely with the HM Prison Service, recovered controlled drugs including ‘Spice’ and cocaine. Ten people, including two prison officers and five prisoners at the time, were sentenced at Hove […]

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West Sussex County Councillor Steps Down From Cabinet

West Sussex County Councillor Peter Catchpole has taken the decision to step down from his position as Lead Cabinet Member for Health and Deputy Leader. Mr Catchpole has taken the decision for personal reasons. Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council said: “I am immensely sorry to lose Peter in both roles. Since joining […]

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Portsmouth hosts US carrier strike group

One of the world’s largest aircraft carriers sailed into Portsmouth today for a port visit before embarking Royal Naval personnel for a two-week exercise. The USS George HW Bush and elements of her carrier strike group – the USS Philippine Sea, USS Donald Cook and Norwegian ship HNoMS Helge Insgstad are on the final leg […]

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These two men assaulted a doorman in #Brighton – do you know them ?

Police have released images of two men wanted in connection with an assault at a kebab shop in Brighton. Officers were alerted to the incident at Istanbul Kebab, in Pool Valley, at about 1.18am on Sunday 2 July. The doorman had asked two customers to leave the premises due to their demeanour, at which point […]

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Funding of nearly £12million for the arts heads to East Sussex

COUNCIL bosses have welcomed funding of nearly £12million for the arts in East Sussex. Arts Council England has announced an £11.8million investment over four years for projects across the county. The money will be used to support local schools to visit and enjoy live opera and to promote visual arts and performing arts from 2018 […]

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Eastbourne’s Safer People Safer Places hailed a success

CYBERBULLYING, radicalisation and homelessness were among the topics discussed at a major community safety conference in East Sussex. Safer People Safer Places, held in Eastbourne, brought together representatives from 37 organisations ranging from local councils and the emergency services to the health, education and voluntary sector and the armed forces. The event, organised by the […]

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West Sussex Trading Standards confirms investigation against Gatwick First Parking Ltd

West Sussex Trading Standards is leading a criminal investigation after a ‘meet and greet’ car park near Gatwick Airport went bust. Returning holidaymakers had been left frantically searching for their cars after Gatwick First Parking Ltd ceased trading. The firm normally kept their cars at two secure compounds. But it was discovered customers’ cars were […]

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East Grinstead arts centre has secured a £53,500 grant

The Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre in East Grinstead has secured a £53,500 grant from Mid Sussex District Council for building refurbishments and improvements. The arts and entertainment venue has undergone a number of significant upgrades over the past nine months, which include new accommodation for East Grinstead Police, a new box-office area, office space […]

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Two scam calls were received in Horsham this week both targeting elderly people.

Police are again reminding people to be aware of scam callers. Two calls were received in Horsham this week both targeting elderly people. On July 18 and 19 calls were made to a woman to a woman in her 70s and one is her 90s by someone claiming to be a detective from the Metropolitan […]