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Storm Francis on Tuesday and Wednesday

Strong winds are expected on Tuesday leading to disruption to transport, damaged or fallen trees, damage to buildings and power outages.


Warnings issued:

· Yellow WIND Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium impacts) valid 0900 on Tuesday 25th August to 0900 on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

 Next 12 hours:

Today will see a mix of sunshine and showers. The showers could potentially be heavy in places with isolated surface water possible but, as with any showery situation, many places will remain dry. Showers will gradually die out during the evening.

 Tonight / Tomorrow:

An area of low pressure, now named as Storm Francis, will develop to the west of the UK tonight, move across Ireland tomorrow morning and then east across northern England and into the North Sea by tomorrow night. This will bring heavy rain and unseasonably strong winds across much of the UK.

Areas of rain, locally heavy, are expected to move northeast across southeast England tonight, gradually clearing to the east tomorrow morning. Showers, isolated heavy, are expected to follow from the west during the day before dying out during the evening.

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Whitehawk Way Assault

A MAN was hit over the head then stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle in a street attack.

The teenager was attacked as he walked along Whitehawk Way in Brighton at 11.15pm on Tuesday.

Officers attended the scene following reports that a 19-year-old man had been stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle.

The man suffered lacerations to his leg in the incident.

Read more: Whitehawk Way Assault

Former Egypt defender Adam El-Abd Whitehawk’s assistant manager,

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Former Egypt defender Adam El-Abd has been appointed as the Whitehawk’s assistant manager, the club announced.

El-Abd spent most of his career playing for English sides in League One and the EFL Championship, making over 400 league appearances.

The 35-year-old last played for League Two aide Stevenage after joining them from Wycombe last summer.

On Wednesday, Whitehawk released a statement announcing that El-Abd will join them as their new assistant manager.

Read more: Former Egypt defender Adam El-Abd Whitehawk’s assistant manager,

Whitehawk Foodbank has been given a grant by the Hendy Foundation

Hendy Foundation has donated £333 to Whitehawk Foodbank which provides short term emergency provisions for those in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area

Sean Avard, food bank manager said clients needing support has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

He said: “Before the pandemic we were providing food for around 50 people per week but this has risen to more than 220 adults and 150 children per week.
"Each meal costs an average of £1.65 so the Hendy Foundation donation has provided 201 meals to those in need and we thank the foundation for thinking of us at this time."

Hendy Foundation chair Rebecca Hendy said the trustees had pledged to help a number of foodbanks during the crisis.

Read more: Whitehawk Foodbank has been given a grant by the Hendy Foundation

Heat-Health Alert


There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 1200 on Thursday and 0900 on Sunday in parts of England. An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times.

Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes,

the latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

Level 3 - Heatwave Action https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=heatHealth

Jo Shiner announced as next Chief Constable of Sussex

Jo Shiner has been formally announced as the new Chief Constable of Sussex Police, following a unanimous decision by the county’s Police and Crime Panel to approve the appointment by Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. She takes up the post on July 11.

Here she sets out her commitment, ambition and priorities for delivering the best policing service to the people of Sussex.

“I am incredibly proud and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead Sussex Police over the next five years.”

“I have been in Sussex as Deputy Chief Constable for 18 months now, and I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the county and meeting and working with its diverse communities.

Read more: Jo Shiner announced as next Chief Constable of Sussex

Latest General NHW Newsletter

The time has come once again to grab that cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy our NHW newsletter. This month we reflect on perception of crime in lockdown and the successes of Neighbourhood Watch Week.

As well as looking at what we can learn from our experiences during lockdown we also look to our future and consider diversity in Neighbourhood Watch, summer seminars, the launch of a national burglary campaign, and how we can harness the power of volunteers post lockdown.

Kind regards

Read more: Latest General NHW Newsletter