Man robbed in Hove street

A man was kicked to the floor and robbed in Hove this morning. The victim, in his mid twenties, was walking in Lansdowne Road, near the junction with York Road, when he saw two men at about 1.30am today. As the victim walked south halfway down York Road, one of the men approached...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 5:08 pm

Visible signs of progress at Shoreham Harbour

Just weeks after work started on a new steel processing plant in Shoreham Harbour, officials are being asked to finalise reports on the possibilities for housing and transport there. Brighton and Hove City Council is working with Adur District Council and West Sussex County...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 4:40 pm

Nick Cave crashes into Hove speed camera

Nick Cave escaped unhurt last night after crashing his Jaguar into a speed camera on Hove seafront – although the same cannot be said for the camera. The singer, writer and director was travelling along Kingsway at about 7pm last night with his twin ten-year-old sons on...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 4:22 pm

Man guilty of kidnapping and raping Hove teenager

A man who kidnapped, raped and beat a 14-year-old Hove girl has been found guilty. Steven Wilson, aka Dollar, was found guilty by a jury at Hove Crown Court after a two-week trial on December 1. They convicted him of one count of rape and two of kidnap and actual bodily harm...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 4:03 pm

X Factor checkout girl Mary Byrne comes to Brighton

X Factor’s latest casualty, former Tesco checkout girl Mary Byrne, will be making a special appearance at Brighton nightclub Revenge on Friday. The 50-year-old Irish singer will  be appearing live on stage from midnight. On Sunday night, she was axed from the reality TV...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 3:48 pm

Mears brothers Lapland trial begins

The long-awaited trial of Victor and Henry Mears for misleading thousands of customers into paying for a winter wonderland has started. Prosecutors believe the Brighton pair made more than £1m by charging up to 10,000 customers £30 for entry to the Lapland New Forest attraction...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 3:05 pm

Council issues Christmas chicken liver alert

Brighton and Hove restaurants are being warned to cook their chicken livers thoroughly following an increase in food poisoning from liver pate. The city council will be writing to about a dozen restaurants on the advice of the Health Protection Agency (HPA), which is trying to...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:51 am

Free carol concert at Brighton Bandstand

A free Christmas carol concert is to be held by the Salvation Army Band at the Brighton Bandstand on Saturday at 4pm. Since the restoration of the Grade II listed structure was completed it has become an increasingly popular venue for a variety of events, from weddings and civil...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:43 am

Heather Mills says closed Hove restaurant will be 'bigger than McDonald's'

Heather Mills may have closed her Hove vegan restaurant VBites for the winter – but she still believes it could become bigger than McDonald’s. The restaurant, by Hove Lagoon, earned mixed reviews when it opened July 2009, and in September this year it closed its...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:23 am

Brighton student protest ends peacefully

Another student protest against the rise in tuition fees in Brighton has ended peacefully. About 150 students gathered at the Clock Tower in Brighton this afternoon from 4pm. An effigy of David Cameron was burnt, and speeches were made. Sussex Police deployed 250 officers on the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:11 am