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Police wish to trace Brighton man wanted on recall to prison

Police wish to trace Brighton man Jamie Michael Cole Credit: SUSSEX POLICE

Police wish to trace Brighton man Jamie Michael Cole, who is wanted on recall to prison.

40 year-old Cole has breached the terms of his licence after being jailed for possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Cole is described as white, 5'11", of medium build, with collar length dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a distinctive scar on the back of his right hand.

PC Sam Bruce, of the Brighton and Hove local support team, said: "We are appealing to anyone who has information about where Cole may be staying or frequenting."

First council-owned solar farm switched on

The first council-owned solar farm in Sussex will be switched on today. The site in Tangmere near Chichester will generate low carbon electricity for the National Grid. The council says it will provide enough energy to power fifteen hundred homes.

First council-owned solar farm to be switched on in Sussex Credit: PA

Electricity produced by the solar panels at the 25-acre site will be sold back into the National Grid and will earn £13.8 million over 20 years through the Government's feed-in-tariff scheme. The project cost £5.2 million and will pay for itself within ten years.

The project has been developed by Your Energy Sussex, the West Sussex-led council partnership working with Carillion to reduce carbon emissions, save money and boost the local economy.


Former Bishop due to be sentenced today for assaulting young men

Former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, admitted two counts of indecent assault Credit: PA

The former Bishop of Lewes is due to be sentenced today for a string of sexual offences against young men.

Peter Ball, 83, has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 18 young men in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He's the most senior figure in the Church of England to be convicted of such attacks.

Officers in Shoreham investigation to leave Sussex Police

The police officers have been investigated in relation to their inappropriate behaviour

Two officers from Sussex Police are to leave the force over inappropriate behaviour following the Shoreham air crash.

The Chief Constable has received a recommendation that two probationary police officers should be dismissed.

The Brighton-based officers, aged 23 and 24, appeared before Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith on 30 September.

Both officers have since offered their resignations.

We, along with the public, expect the highest standards of professional behaviour. An investigation has taken place and I am reassured that Sussex Police has responded promptly and fairly.

"The men, who have less than two years' service, are clearly remorseful and have acknowledged the impact of what they had done; but when it really mattered the officers failed to show understanding and compassion for the victims and their families. I am confident that they would not go on to become well-conducted officers.

– Chief Constable Giles York


Father takes bid to overturn school holiday fines to High Court

Noah Myers takes bid to overturn holiday bans to the High Court Credit: ITV

A father has launched a bid in the High Court to have the current ban on term-time holidays overturned. It comes on the day the government promised to get even tougher on parents who take their children out of school without permission.

Noah Myers travelled from his home in Brighton on a mission to challenge the issue of £60 fixed penalty notices for thousands of families.

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