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Man and boy, 15, arrested as armed police respond to reports of fight

A MAN and a boy were arrested after police were called to a fight this evening. Emergency vehicles filled New Church Road and Mornington Crescent shortly after 6pm as officers responded to reports of a brawl in the Olive Road area of Hove. Armed officers and a police dog unit were among the emergency teams sent to the scene. READ MORE: Two arrested and A27 shut for 16 hours after young man killed in late night crash A witness told The Argus they had seen officers "talking to a man in a track
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

School says pupils were behind choice to axe Churchill and Rowling house names

A SCHOOL said the decision to drop Winston Churchill and JK Rowling as house names was made by students. Pupils at Seaford Head School will vote on new names after it was questioned whether the two figures "represent the school's core values". A letter to parents, guardians and pupils from members of the school's student leadership team said this was because "Churchill was a figure who promoted racism and inequality, unfairly imprisoning and torturing many". It added that they "no longer thin
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Driver injured and A27 closed after crash 'involving lorry and car'

THE A27 has been closed after a crash this morning. The collision is reported to have happened on the A27 Arundel Road in Worthing at about 7am. Drivers are being warned to expect slow traffic in the area as a result. The A27 Arundel Road has been closed after a crash involving a car and a lorry A traffic report states: "The A27 Arundel Road westbound is closed and there is queueing traffic due to a collision involving a car and a lorry between the A24 Findon Road (Offington Corner, Worthing
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Teen arrested after boy attacked and robbed among 39 detained in city over weekend

A TEENAGER arrested after a 14-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed was among 39 people to be detained by police in Brighton over the weekend. Police made the arrest on Saturday in connection with reports that a youngster had been attacked and had his phone taken in Vale Park, Portslade, two days before. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been bailed while enquiries are ongoing. This was one of 39 arrests made by Brighton and Hove Police over the weekend. Five of
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Pedestrian seriously injured in crash

A PEDESTRIAN suffered serious injuries in an early morning crash. The 56-year-old man was hit by a silver Ford Fiesta on the B2179 in West Wittering, near the junction with Itchenor Road, at about 6.19am yesterday. He was taken to hospital with head injuries, and remains in hospital at this stage. No other injuries were reported during the crash. Sussex Police are now appealing for witnesses as they try to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision. A force spokesman said: "Anyon
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

'Gaping hole' left in high street after string of major stores shut permanently

THE permanent closure of a string of major high street stores will leave a “gaping hole” in Brighton, an MP has warned. The comments from Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas came following a devastating week in which Topshop and New Look both confirmed their branches in the city would not reopen after lockdown. The flagship Debenhams shop in Churchill Square shopping centre is also to shut for good after the chain was bought by online fashion retailer Boohoo. The company will take on the brand
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

School drops Churchill as house name as he 'promoted racism and inequality'

A SCHOOL has dropped Winston Churchill and JK Rowling as house names. The move was made by Seaford Head School in Seaford after students questioned whether these figures "represent the school's core values". A letter to parents, students and guardians said that war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill was "a figure who promoted racism and inequality, unfairly imprisoning and torturing many". It added that students did not feel Harry Potter author JK Rowling was a a suitable representative, b
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Shock as huge flock of sheep 'stampedes' past people's front doors

WAYNE Kinney was eating a full English breakfast on Saturday morning when something rather unusual happened. He heard a bus come to a stop suddenly outside his house shortly after 10am so went to the window to see what was going on. There, he was met with a rather peculiar sight - a sea of sheep seemingly "stampeding" towards his home. The huge flock were caught on video bundling along the road and pavement in Pelham Rise, Peacehaven. Cars were also brought to a halt as they swarmed around t
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Reports of takeaway employee continuing to work despite having coronavirus

A POLICE officer has shared what it is like to spend a night policing Covid rules in Sussex. PC Tom Van Der Wee of the Sussex Roads Policing Unit provided updates on social media as he set out to crack down on those flouting restrictions yesterday evening. Working alongside a colleague, he responded to several reports including a takeaway employee who had continued to work despite testing positive for Covid-19. In an update at 4.56pm yesterday, PC Van Der Wee said: "I’m working with PC Green
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Search launched for 15-year-old boy not seen since Saturday

A SEARCH has been launched for a missing boy from Peacehaven. Harvey Stone's family say they are concerned for his welfare, having not seen the 15-year-old since 6.30pm on Saturday. Harvey is white, slim and has short brown hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing a black Nike tracksuit and grey Nike trainers. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "It is believed he may have used the rail network and he has links to Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Worthing and London. "Anyone who sees Harvey o
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

'Stay at home' - police warning after flurry of crashes in the snow

POLICE have urged drivers to "stay at home unless necessary" after a flurry of crashes on snow covered roads in Sussex. Officers are currently closing several smaller roads after two collisions near Frant, north east of Crowborough, this morning. In a statement issued via social media, a spokesman for the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team said: "We are assisting Wealden Police and Sussex Roads Police in closing roads after two road traffic collisions near Frant this morning, likely caused by the
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

The week coronavirus hit Brighton in front pages - looking back one year on

IT HAS been a year since the first person tested positive for coronavirus in Brighton and Hove. The seaside city was thrust into the international spotlight as it became only the second place in the UK to record a case of the deadly virus. A flurry of cases followed over the coming week as the eyes of the world watched on. A pub was shut after a customer contracted the disease, a GP was deep-cleaned when an employee tested positive and anyone who had been in contact with the virus was privatel
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

A year of coronavirus in Brighton: when could lockdown restrictions be lifted?

AFTER almost a year of lockdown restrictions, most people are wondering when the measures might be lifted. While the government remains vague over when the rules could be loosened, some things can be confirmed. The country is counting down to the government’s review, starting on February 15, when the current measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be assessed. • READ MORE: 71 pictures show a Saturday in Brighton and Hove during the third national lockdown The Cabinet Office i
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Meet some of the Sussex heroes to emerge during a year of the coronavirus crisis

THE pandemic has had a devastating impact, affecting millions of people across the world since the first recorded case in late 2019. But from this hardship, heroes have emerged, and lots of them live in Sussex. As the UK prepared to be plunged into lockdown last March, Claire Stone from Brighton noticed people in the supermarkets with empty trolleys as they were beaten to basic items by panic buyers. The 32-year-old began collecting donations of food and essential items to create care package
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

72 pictures show Brighton in lockdown last Saturday

IN YEARS to come, how will the last 12 months be remembered. Perhaps stories of heroic nurses will deservedly dominate history books, or videos of politicians being grilled will feature in documentaries looking back. For those of us going through the pandemic, the changes to the city can be captured in pictures. A walk around a bitterly cold Brighton and Hove at 2pm last Saturday showed the reality of life in lockdown. Along the likes of North Street, West Street and Western Road, all but a
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Drugs and cash seized as police descend on farm

DRUGS and cash were seized as a huge number of police officers descended on a farm. Officers carried out a warrant at the site in Bolney shortly before 10am yesterday and took one person into custody. Dog units and police in riot gear were among those to take part in the raid, with upwards of six force vehicles seen parked outside the property during the incident. Mid Sussex Community Inspector Darren Taylor said the raid had taken "quite a bit of time to put together", and was part of a wide
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Half of UK adults should receive Covid-19 vaccine by May, government says

More than half of all UK adults should receive a coronavirus vaccine by May, the government has announced, as the jabs rollout was buoyed by studies suggesting they are safe and effective against a new strain. Downing Street confirmed that the vaccine programme planned to reach all those aged 50 and over, as well as adults aged 16-65 in an at-risk group, by May – having previously said it aimed to do so “by the spring”. Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that “lots of things have got to go r
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

When will we be able to meet people again?

ON WEDNESDAY night, Boris Johnson was once again beamed on to Britain’s screens as he hosted the latest Covid press conference. During the press conference, he took a question from Paul in Eastbourne who asked if people would be able to “ditch social distancing guidelines and intermix normally” when spending time with people who have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The Prime Minister said: “I think we really need to see more data, particularly on the transmission between people who
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

How many vulnerable people have received first dose of Covid vaccine in Sussex?

NEW data has revealed the percentage of people from vulnerable groups in Sussex who have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The provisional figures from NHS England show the proportion of people aged 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over who have had their first jab in each sub-regional area of England. The country has been split into 42 Sustainability and Transformational Partnerships (STPs). In Sussex, the data concerns the area looked after by the Sussex Health and Care Partners
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Harry Styles and star of The Crown could soon be in Brighton to shoot new film

HARRY Styles could soon be back in Sussex following his Seven Sisters photoshoot for Vogue last year. The former One Direction star is set to return to the county to begin filming Amazon’s romantic drama My Policeman. Production of the feature is set to start in April, Vogue reported yesterday. He will star in the film, set in Brighton, alongside The Crown's Emma Corrin. Corrin, who is nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales, w
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

This is when the Met Office says 'heavy snow' will fall in Brighton

BRIGHTON is bracing itself for 60 hours of severe weather warnings for snow and ice, starting this weekend. With the city's recent record of missing out on the white stuff, many may have believed this would just mean plummeting temperatures and the need to put on a second pair of socks. However, the Met Office has now revealed the exact times it expects snow to fall in Brighton. • "Sleet" between midnight and 3am on Sunday morning, with a 60 per cent chance of precipitation during this time •
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Train delays after police called to 'vulnerable person' on the railway line

THERE are delays to trains running between Hove and Worthing following reports of a vulnerable person on the railway line. No trains were able to run between the two stations as emergency services attended the scene in Portslade shortly before 7am. All lines reopened shortly after 7am, but delays are continuing this morning as a result of the disruption caused. A Southern Rail spokesman said: "Just after 6.30am, a trespasser was reported on the track at Portslade. "Station staff have now esc
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Record number of weekly coronavirus deaths reported in Brighton

BRIGHTON and Hove has recorded its highest number of weekly Covid deaths since the pandemic began. The figure for the week leading up to January 22, the most recent complete data, topped the previous highest figure which was reported in the week leading up to April 17. In a statement issued today, Brighton and Hove City Council also warned that there are high numbers of seriously ill patients being treated at hospital in the city with the virus. Director of public health Alistair Hill said: "
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Man charged over making indecent images of children

A BRIGHTON man has been charged with a string of serious offences including making indecent images of children. Lloyd Collins of Montpelier Road was charged following a Operation Oakgrove, an investigation by detectives from the Brighton Safeguarding Unit. Following the operation, the unemployed 29-year-old will also face trial on charges alleging sexual activity with a teenage girl, being concerned in the supply of cannabis, assaulting an emergency worker, and racially aggravated threatening
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

'Avoid the area' - police on scene after lorry overturns while coming off A27

DRIVERS are being urged to avoid part of the A27 after a lorry overturned. Police, fire and ambulance crews are currently on the scene of the incident at Shoreham. Pictures of the aftermath of the incident show that the windscreen of the lorry shattered in the crash. The aftermath of the lorry crash on the A27 The lorry's load spilled across the road as it overturned. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called just after 2.30pm to reports of an overturned lorry on the s
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

'Heavy snow' expected with 60-hours of weather warnings issued across South East

THE SOUTH East has been placed under 60-hours worth of snow and ice warnings over the next few days. The Met Office alerts will come into effect at noon on Saturday, covering all of Sussex, London and Essex. The warning (below) also extends north, covering the entire east coast of Britain. It will remain in place until midnight on Sunday, before being replaced by a fresh 24-hour snow and ice warning throughout Monday (below). A Met Office spokesman said: "Snow showers in the far north-east o
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Man gets wife after her car is seized...but has his car seized for same offence

A COUPLE was left car-less in Crawley yesterday after a bizarre sequence of events. Police seized a car from a woman in the Southgate area of the town at about 2pm because it did not have any insurance or tax. She called her husband to come and pick her up, but when officers checked his vehicle they found it was also without insurance and tax. So, his car was also seized. Crawley Police posted an image of the couple's cars, a red Kia Picanto and a silver Mercedes A170, on social media shortl
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Drink driving arrest after cars left badly damaged in late-night crash

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taking a vehicle without consent after a late night crash. Police shut a section of the B2038 between Selsfield Common and Ardingly for almost two hours following the collision shortly before 9pm. The highway was reopened at about 11pm. Emergency crews were called to reports of a crash involving two cars at 8.52pm yesterday. Officers arrived to find that a Kia Stonic and a BMW X3 had been seriously damaged in the collision, but neither d
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Attempted murder charge after woman attacked at house over the weekend

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was attacked over the weekend. A woman suffered serious injuries during after being attacked at a house in Littlehampton Road, Worthing, late on Saturday night. Gary Mallon has been charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The 59-year-old appeared before magistrates in Worthing on Tuesday, where he was detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Police responded
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus

Why did lifeboat capsize during dramatic sea rescue? Investigation to find out

A REVIEW will be launched to find out why a lifeboat capsized during a sea rescue. The lifeboat overturned while responding to reports of a person in the water at Birling Gap yesterday afternoon, sending three crew members into the water. The operation was launched after two walkers were cut off by the tide at the Sussex beauty spot shortly after 2pm, Sussex Police said. There was a huge emergency response, with coastguard, lifeboat, police and ambulance crews all called to the scene as well
By Harry Bullmore
The Argus