Brighton man charged with drug driving

A man from Brighton has been charged with drug driving after police found him in a badly parked car at 5am one morning just before Christmas. Sussex Police said: “A 29-year-old man has become the latest to be charged with an offence as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 10:34 pm

Brighton’s newest theatre hosts fundraiser for children’s charity

Brighton’s newest theatre is hosting a fundraising event for the Rockinghorse sick children’s charity tomorrow evening (Tuesday 21 April). The “Rocking Rialto” event is due to start at 8pm at the Rialto theatre, in Dyke Road, Brighton. It features former Squeeze singer songwriter...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 6:19 pm

Nick Cave on why he moved to Brighton

One of Brighton and Hove’s most famous residents Nick Cave only ended up in the city after following his wife here. And the morose Aussie auteur says that while he’s not part of any city scene, he likes the way the city allows him to “hunker down” and get...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 6:09 pm

Woman dies on railway track at Aldrington

An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned in Brighton this week after a woman died on the railway in Hove at the weekend. A local woman in her forties was hit by a train at Aldrington Station at about 9.40am on Saturday (18 April). She died at the scene. Inspector Gary Ancell,...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 5:36 pm

Arty bus joins Brighton Fringe

A Brighton and Hove bus has been given a gargantuan arty makeover as part of this year’s Brighton Fringe. “Get On. Go Somewhere.” celebrates the role of the bus in the city’s creative and cultural life, and was inspired by Brighton’s North Laine. It was commissioned by...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 5:28 pm

Teenage girl missing after being dropped off in Brighton

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Newhaven. Shannon Green, 16, was last seen around 12 noon on Saturday when she was dropped off in the Preston Park area of Brighton. She was expected to return home to Newhaven by 11pm, but was...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 4:47 pm

Burglars steal charity boxes in Hove cafe break-in

Donations for a team of charity marathon runners have been stolen in a break-in at the Pelican on Portland cafe in Hove. Owners Alan and Melanie Pike discovered the break-in on Sunday morning at about 8am as they came to set up. And when police arrived, they noticed the charity...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 4:36 pm

Solar panel sparks Hove Town Hall roof blaze

A faulty solar panel has been blamed for setting fire to the roof of Hove Town Hall this afternoon. A huge plume of thick black smoke billowing from the roof of the council offices in Norton Road could be seen for miles around. The building was safely evacuated while the blaze...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 1:00 pm

Old Steine homeless camp moves on

A camp set up on Brighton’s Old Steine to raise awareness of homelessness and give rough sleepers a safe area has dispersed. The camp was started by Occupy Democracy Brighton following Wednesday’s March Against Homelessness. Demonstrators put up tents, and climbed the...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 12:50 pm

CCTV clue to bogus researcher burglary

Detectives investigating a Brighton burglary in which a man forced his way into a woman’s flat have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace. At about 9am on 23 March a man forced his way into a flat in Bloomsbury Place, off St George’s Road, and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015 at 10:56 am
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