EDL march arrests in Brighton

A march by the extreme right-wing group, the English Defence League, attracted just 200 supporters in Brighton today.

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Judge retires in Brighton MP fracking case

The judge has retired to consider his verdicts in the trial of a Brighton MP who was charged after staging an anti-fracking demonstration.

Green MP Caroline Lucas was arrested outside the building of the energy company Cuadrilla in West Sussex last August.

She was part of a group of protesters who had linked arms around the site.

During the trial at Brighton Magistrates' Court alongside her four co-defendants, Lucas said she "wanted to express solidarity" by protesting peacefully.

She denies two charges - wilful obstruction of a public highway and breaching an order under Section 14 of the Public Order Act which required protesters to use a designated protest area nearby

Verdicts are due to be delivered from 2pm.

Man charged with manslaughter of homeless woman

A man from Brighton has been charged with the manslaughter of a homeless woman.

Her body was found in public toilets in Brighton on the 22nd November last year.

Timothy Smythe, who is 52-years-old, is in custody and will appear before Brighton Magistrates' Court on the 15th May.

Faye Isaac, aged 39, was found dead by a cleaner in The Colonnade toilets in Maderia Drive just before 10.50am.


Verdict on Caroline Lucas MP today

Caroline Lucas MP in court in Brighton today Credit: PA

She was among a group of protesters who'd linked arms outside the site, during an anti-fracking protest last summer.

During the trial at Brighton Magistrates' Court alongside her four co-defendants, Lucas said she "wanted to express solidarity" by protesting peacefully.

The 53-year-old told the court that she felt it was important to protest about fracking in a bid to prevent the UK being locked into using more fossil fuels.

"And I want to do all I can do peacefully to address that before it's too late.''

Lucas told the trial that governments were failing to urgently address the issues surrounding climate change.

She denies two charges - wilful obstruction of a public highway and breaching an order under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.

Josef Dobraszczyk, 22, from Bristol; Ruth Jarman, 50, from Hook, Hampshire; Sheila Menon, 42, from London; and Ruth Potts, 39, from Devon, also deny both charges.

Jarman is expected to give evidence this morning.

District Judge Tim Pattinson is due to return verdicts on all five defendants this afternoon.

Verdicts due to be returned in Caroline Lucas trial

Caroline Lucas will appear in court later charged with public offences Credit: ITV Meridian

Verdicts are due to be returned today in the trial of Green Party MP who were arrested during an anti-fracking protest.

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas was arrested in Balcolmbe in August last year.

She was among a group of protesters who had linked arms outside Cuadrilla's site in Sussex

She denies wilful obstruction of the highway.

Police looking for man who is wanted for recall to jail

Dean Kiely is wanted by Sussex Police as he has breached the conditions of his prison release licence Credit: Sussex Police

A Brighton man is wanted by police to return to prison.

Dean Kiely has breached the conditions of his prison release licence.

He had been served a prison sentence for disqualified driving and handling stolen goods in September last year.

Kiely is described as white, 5'11" and is of proportionate build.

He has a scar on his nose to the right of his cheek as well as another scar on his forehead.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, "Kiely comes from Brighton but also has links to Sutton in South London."

Brighton's A27 closed for 4 hours after 3 crashes

The A27 in Brighton was closed for four hours after three consecutive collisions on the eastbound carriageway.

Emergency services were called at 4.06pm on Sunday 13th April between the Devil Dykes and A23 junction in Brighton.

The first collision involved a Haywards Heath woman and a Brighton man - who were both uninjured.

The next incident involved a motorbike rider from Brighton and five cars. The biker suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.

The third crash was between two motorcycles who were slowing down as they approached the scene but collided.

The motorcyclists, from Horley and Horsham, suffered minor injuries.

The A27 was closed for four hours to enable medical assistance, investigation work and to assess damage.


Meet the Knights who go 'Ouch!' in the Medieval Fight Club

Prepare yourselves because as hobbies go they don't come much wilder or more brutal than this.

What young boy, or girl perhaps, hasn't pretended to be a brave Knight fighting for King, Queen and Country? Well, a group of grown up men in Sussex have taken that dream a step further - and they're not pulling their punches.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Nikolaj Malnac, chairman of Battle Heritage GB, knight Gwilym Rees and British team captain Mark Taylor.

Andy Dickenson reports.

Dinosaurs caught roaming in Brighton park!

Prehistoric monsters have been found roaming Pavilion Gardens in Brighton.

This frightening specimen and its smaller, and rather cuter, counterpart are both puppets controlled by a group of Australian artists.

When they're not scaring tourists they'll be performing as part of Dinosaur Zoo across our region. Lead zoo keeper Lindsay Chaplin explains.

Man attacked before his dog was stolen

A man from Brighton was attacked by two men who then stole the victim's dog.

The incident happened on Thursday 27th March in the late afternoon in the open area of Dukes Mound.

The 30-year-old victim was walking his dog when he was assaulted and his Staffordshire bull terrier wearing a black leather studded coat was stolen.

The two suspects were with a woman at the time of the incident.

The first man was described as mixed race, aged late 30s with long black hair.

The second man was mixed race, aged 30 with short black hair and the woman was of mixed race with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call 101.

Celebrating 40 years since Abba won the Eurovision in Brighton

It was 40 years ago tomorrow that ABBA won Eurovision at Brighton and today preparations are underway for events to mark the anniversary in the city and in Stockholm from where the band are from.

Preparations are underway for celebrations in Stockholm tomorrow Credit: ITV Meridian

At The Dome in Brighton there will be a special event and elsewhere parties.

In Stockholm large crowds will gather at the ABBA museum to sing Waterloo - the winning song - and other hits.

ABBA recorded 90 songs and sold almost 400 million records becoming one of the most successful bands of all time.

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