Brighton Alternative Panto producer Brian Ralfe dies aged 70

One of Brighton and Hove’s most colourful and irrepressible characters Brian Ralfe has died aged 70. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack in his hotel room yesterday (Tuesday 10 March) while on holiday in Egypt. Mr Ralfe, who grew up in Bevendean and lived in Eaton...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 11:59 pm

Ovett’s makes great improvements to gain four star hygiene rating

A Brighton market stall which was given zero stars by a hygiene inspector has made major improvements. Dave Ovett’s bacon and egg stall in the Open Market was given the lowest rating possible when it was inspected in July last year. But last month, inspectors visited again...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 8:03 pm

Car theft gang probe leads to ten Brighton arrests

Police in Brighton have made ten arrests in an investigation into a car theft gang believed responsible for crimes across the coast from Seaford to Worthing. The intelligence-led investigation targeted suspects based in East Brighton, in relation to at least 12 thefts of cars,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 7:35 pm

Council investigates Viaduct Road mural

A giant graffiti mural painted on a house in Viaduct Road in response to a council request to spruce it up is being investigated by council officials. Brighton artist Aroe MSK painted the mural across two house fronts in Viaduct Road on Saturday, having been commissioned by the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 2:42 pm

Albion fan, 73, thanks Amex medics who saved his life

A Brighton and Hove Albion fan whose life was saved when he had a heart attack at the Amex has thanked the team responsible. East Stand season ticket holder Derek Budgen, 73, developed chest pains when he was watching the Albion play Birmingham City on Saturday, 21 February. But...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 2:16 pm

Can you help find Good Samaritans who scared off Brighton mugger as he robbed mother and daughter?

Police are appealing to two good citizens to come forward who intervened when a man tried to rob a woman in Brighton. A 41-year-old woman was walking with her nine-year-old daughter on Saturday (March 7) when she was approached by a man who demanded she hand over her phone as she...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 1:52 pm

Brighton man charged with bottling teenager on train home

A Brighton man has been charged with GBH after a teenager was smashed over the head with a bottle on a late night train. The 19-year-old victim from East Grinstead was attacked on a London to Brighton train at about 10.20pm on Saturday, January 31. British Transport appealed for...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 1:03 pm

Diplocks Yard market faces new threat of office development

A historical Brighton yard is again under threat from a developer which wants to build an office block on it. Diplocks Yard on North Road is currently home to a market but in the last ten years has been subject to nine failed attempts to build on it. Now owners Sussex Property...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 11:56 am

Anti-dog mess posters torn down and smelly deposits left

An irresponsible dog owner has apparently added insult to injury by tearing down dog mess posters and then allowing their hound to poo on them. The council posters were put up in Chesham Road, Kemp Town, earlier this month and within days had been torn down. And to...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 10:08 am

Fight to save Downsman pub from developers is launched

Another campaign has been launched to save a neighbourhood pub from development. The Downsman in Hangleton is the latest pub in the city to be put on the market by Enterprise Inns, and regulars fear it will become housing. Following the lead of the Rose Hill Tavern and Horse and...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015 at 8:43 am
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