What Happened Today? Brighton News Round Up

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After last nights disaster of a football game, a lot of the days news has been dominated by the failure of England to get past the last 16 last night. Without mentioning that, here is the rest of the days Brighton and Hove news…

Bells will ring out across the city this Thursday to celebrate the lives of those Sussex Soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Read more about the Battle of the Boar’s Head 100 years on from WW1 here.

Members of the Royal Sussex Regiment gave their lives almost 100 years ago today - Photo: East Sussex WWI
Members of the Royal Sussex Regiment gave their lives almost 100 years ago today – Photo: East Sussex WWI

Brighton eyesore Anston House is due to be redeveloped. The dilapidated building, situated opposite Preston Park, has been abandoned for 26 years this year but it is finally going to be redeveloped as creative office space and housing.

I mean, just look at it. - Photo: Justin Hill
Anston House. Photo: Justin Hill

Two meetings are scheduled to be held for Southern commuters to air their grievances. Hove MP Peter Kyle will host the first talk at All Saints Church in Hove before Caroline Lucas steps in 5 days later to listen to complaints at the Jury’s Inn. Both MP’s will be joined by Southern officials so this is a great opportunity for the thousands of you inconvenienced by the recent strikes to have your voices hear directly by the people stopping you from getting home at a reasonable time. The meetings are taking place on the 2nd and 7th July respectively.

Photo: Anders Sandberg via Flickr
There are oppurtunities for complaint coming up for angry Southern users. Photo: Anders Sandberg via Flickr

The petition mentioned yesterday has now nearly reached it’s goal of 2,500 signatures. Only 416 more names are needed to complete the petition, with national newspapers now catching wind of the call for Brighton to become a republic.

The next Monaco?

Police are appealing for anyone with information about missing 12 year old Luke Rolls. Luke went missing yesterday (Monday, 27th June) after he was last seen on Bohemia Road at around 6:10pm. Luke was wearing blue skinny jeans, a white t shirt and a blue Adidas jacket. He is 5’6″, white and has dark hair. Police are concerned about Luke due to his young age, so anyone with any information should contact Police on 101 quoting serial 1490 of 27/06.

Luke Rolls
Luke Rolls has been missing for 24 hours now. Please contact police if you have any information. 
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