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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Future of Brighton Hippodrome in doubt?

The future of a building once once known as a jewel in the UK theatre's crown could be decided next week. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones once played at the Brighton Hippodrome but it has been left derelict for almost ten years.

Now it could be re-developed as an eight screen cinema. But 11,300 people have signed a petition against the plans. Andy Dickenson reports.

Tables and bottles thrown during Brighton violent clashes

Four people police want to speak to involved in violent clashes in the Sussex city Credit: Sussex Police

Police have released images of people they want to speak to in connection with violent clashes which broke out during a protest in Brighton.

Two groups were involved in the fight - where tables, chair, pint glasses and bottles were thrown at police by people outside The Dorset pub.

More people police are appealing for information on regarding the fight in Brighton Credit: Sussex Police

The fight is believed to be connected to the march where hundreds of nationalists and anti-fascists paraded through the city to the seafront on the 27th April.

Police made 27 arrests and six people have been charged.

Detective Inspector Vicki Harris said:

Police want to speak to those pictured about the violence in Brighton Credit: Sussex Police

"Our attention has been focused on this nasty incident which happened in front of a lot of people out shopping and we are determined to catch these people. Some of these people we believe to be from the Sheffield area, however some of them could be from elsewhere in the country."


Three men held on suspicion of Brighton murder

Three held on suspicion of Brighton murder Credit: PA

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man died of head injuries.

Police and paramedics were called to a property in Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, at 4.21am yesterday where the injured man, 30, was found.

The ambulance crew treated the man but were unable to revive him. Three men, aged 41, 28 and 24, from Brighton, are being questioned a Sussex Police spokesman said.

Murder investigation launched in Brighton

Detectives have launched an investigation after a 30-year-old man with head injuries died at a property in Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton. Police were alerted at 4.21am on Friday (4 July) after ambulance personnel called to the address were unable to revive the man.

A 41-year-old man, a 28-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, all from Brighton, have been arrested on suspicion of murder while enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Greehill.


Tickets for Brighton half marathon 2015 sold out already

Thousands take part in the Brighton Half Marathon every year Credit: ITV Meridian

Tickets to take part in next year's Brighton Half Marathon have sold out in record time.

The event is celebrating it's 25th anniversary next February in which 12,500 runners are due to take part.

The race helps raise funds for the Sussex Beacon, a hospice for people living with HIV.


Liam Neeson's nephew suffers serious head injury

Liam Neeson, whose nephew suffered has serious head injury. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Actor Liam Neeson's nephew is fighting for his life in hospital after falling from the top of a phone box.

Ronan Sexton, 31, had been enjoying a night out with friends in Brighton when he climbed on top of the phone box at around 4 a.m on Sunday morning. He suffered a serious head injury after falling around 20ft.

He was admitted to a local hospital but then transferred to Hurstwood Park neurological centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, in a critical condition.

His mother Bernadette - the sister of Taken and Stars Wars actor Mr Neeson - has reportedly been at her son's hospital bedside.

The accident is the latest upset for Mr Neeson whose actress wife, Natasha Richardson, died in March 2009 at the age of 45 from head injuries following a ski accident in Canada.

RNLI warns 'alcohol and water do not mix'

RNLI crews have been involved in a number of alcohol-related rescues

The RNLI has been reminding the public that 'alcohol and water do not mix'. The alert comes after one man jumped from Brighton Pier after one too many drinks.

Roger Cohen, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Brighton RNLI said:

"We all know what it's like; a hot day, a few drinks with friends, the sun beating down. Suddenly the sea becomes a seductive and inviting way to cool off. But as these, and other incidents, show, alcohol and water don't mix.

"My lifeboat crew who assisted the man that jumped from the pier believed he was heavily under the influence of drink - they assessed his condition and concluded he had been drinking.

"What seemed like a bit of harmless fun jumping from the pier into the sea below could have ended much worse for him."

Wristbands to get into Pride Street Party to be sold

Tickets will need to be bought for this years Pride Street Party Credit: ITV Meridian

Tickets will need to be bought for this year's Pride Street Party in Brighton following concerns about security.

Last year, 30,000 people descended on St James's Street and organisers are worried people could get crushed. Wristbands for the event will cost £5 and will go on sale next month.

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