Qualisea founder Michael Cosma dies

When we moved to East Sussex in 2001 it was a delight to find the Qualisea fish and chip restaurant, we’d never seen anything quite like it before and over the years we have been there umpteen times writes Stuart Baillie. It was therefore with great sadness that I read about the death of its […]

Ansell thanks Chancellor for ‘listening to my views’

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has welcomed the Chancellor extending the VAT reduction to five per cent until September in yesterday’s Budget. Ms Ansell has been campaigning for months to ensure the reduction continued. VAT will only taper up after September when an interim rate of 12.5 per cent will continue for another six months, […]

Increased reward for information on Kesley Searle

Police in East Sussex have increased from £500 to £1,000 the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of 26-year-old Kesley Searle. Searle is wanted for recall to prison having broken the terms of his release licence, and a reward of £500 was originally offered in January for information leading to his arrest. Detectives […]

Sussex Police pledge to continued commitment to racial equality

Sussex Police has continued its commitment to racial equality by signing up to the Race at Work Charter. The force is now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, which launched in partnership with the UK government in 2018 with a view to improving the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Eastbourne’s Caroline Ansell say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Ms Ansell, along with Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Sally-Ann Hart who represents Hastings and Rye say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Eastbourne in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Eastbourne – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will be reviewed every […]

Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]

Its about ‘personal responsibility’ says Sussex Police

Local Police say they will be encouraging people to play their part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as changes to the government’s regulations come into force today (Monday September 14th). The regulation changes will limit gatherings to six people, except in a small number of circumstances including schools, workplaces and organised team sports. Sussex […]

Prolific burglar jailed after being caught on camera

A prolific burglar was caught on camera stealing cash, tools and building materials from a house in Eastbourne. Michael Stonestreet also stole a quantity of jewellery and other valuable items from a house in Hailsham, which he was linked to by his fingerprints. The 32-year-old child carer, of Butts Field, Hailsham, who has an extensive […]

Woman’s death no longer considered suspicious say police

A man arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in a house in Eastbourne, has been released and no further action is to be taken against him. At 3.25pm on Friday (September 4th) police were called to a house in Weatherby Close, Eastbourne, after the body of the resident, […]