So you want to be a police officer? Well now’s your chance

Sussex Police has opened police officer recruitment for the first time this year, as part of its push to drive up police officer numbers by 2022. During this round of recruitment applications will be sought for those who will begin training in 2022 as part of a three year programme where recruits will study for […]

Dangerous driving – police appeal for witnesses

Police investigating an incident of dangerous driving in Eastbourne are appealing for witnesses. Around 11am on Sunday April 25th, police were called to a report of dangerous driving involving a silver Mercedes Coupe and a silver Vauxhall Corsa. The Corsa had been driving along Dittons Road, before turning right at the roundabout onto Adur Drive. […]

Don’t let the myths put you off – could you be a foster carer?

Could you be a foster carer? As part of Foster Care Fortnight an appeal has gone out across the county urging people to consider becoming foster carers. During the annual campaign, which this year runs from May 10th, the East Sussex County Council is highlighting the need to find more people who can provide local children […]

Police have successful weekend ‘disrupting’ criminal activity

The bank holiday weekend saw police in Eastbourne and around the county make arrests as part of Operation Safety in response to knife crime and serious violence. The start of the weekend saw officers stop a suspicious car travelling the A259 between Seaford and Eastbourne. As they pulled up behind the vehicle, an object was […]

Eastbourne drug dealer to repay £500,000 profits

Eastbourne-based drug dealer Agim Toska who used a patisserie in the town as a front for money laundering is to repay more than £500,000 in assets and more that £200,000 cash, acquired through his illegal activities. Toska, 27, of Milton Road, Eastbourne, had operated ‘The Pastry Shop’ in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, presenting himself as a […]

The importance of caring for your skin – think of it as a third kidney

As we leave sunny, cold April and walk into the marvellous month of May, I’m hoping the weather will warm up a little, and I can shed a few layers.  So, this month, it’s all about… skin! Did you know: Our skin is the boundary that protects us from harmful microbes and the elements. It […]

Operation Sceptre – getting knifes off our streets

Sussex Police is intensifying its activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week of action launching today. Operation Sceptre bolsters the work undertaken by Sussex police all year round to help keep residents safe from knife-related harm in their local communities. The campaign will focus on key themes such as prevention and […]

Eastbourne man charged with building society robbery

An Eastbourne man has appeared in court charged with a robbery at a Building Society in St Leonards and with similar attempts at a Building Society in Eastbourne and a bank in Hastings. Alan Slattery, 67, retired, of Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday April 3rd and was committed […]

The benefits of sleep – a good night’s rest and how to get one

Former Eastbourne teacher Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach. She also writes articles on menopause for women and their employers. Jane’s monthly column, specially written for Eastbourne in Focus, offers accurate information and support for women and a better understanding of menopause for all. After losing an […]