Horseracing abandoned at Brighton because of stormy winds

Racing was abandoned at Brighton today (Wednesday 6 May) because of the stormy winds. The official race report said: “The continuing very strong winds had dried the ground out since yesterday and it now rode good to firm.” The report then gave the results of the first two races...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 10:19 pm

Brighton beach diggers do annual pebble sweep

The annual sweep of pebbles from the top of Brighton and Hove beach has left the shingle ready for the tourist season. Brighton and Hove City Council uses diggers to move tonnes of stones from the top of the beach towards the shore every spring. A spokeswoman explained:...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 2:44 pm

Brewdog finally signs lease on former Blind Tiger Club

A craft brewery chain has finally signed a lease for the former Blind Tiger Club a year after it closed following noise complaints from neighbours. Although BrewDog first announced its intentions to open in Brighton last year, legal complications delayed its opening But now the...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 2:28 pm

People invited to bash pinata tenants in rents protest

A protest against rising rents invited members of the public to bash a tenant pinata in Pavilion Gardens on Monday. The Brighton and Hove arm of the Living Rent Campaign were campaigning for more social housing, and end to right to buy, and registration for landlords. Almost...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 2:07 pm

Teenage girl with snakebite piercing hit victim in head in cashpoint robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery of a 17-year-old girl who was attacked in Melville Road, in Seven Dials on Friday, May 1. The victim, from Arundel, was getting money out of the cash machine at the post office at around 11pm when she noticed someone stood behind...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 1:49 pm

Court sentences Hove pub customer for attack after being barred

A court has sentenced a Hove pub customer who attacked the manager and a customer after being barred from the premises. Joseph Wareham, 27, went into the staff area of the Cliftonville Inn, in George Street, Hove, where he spat at the manager and threw punches at him. A customer...
Posted On 06 May 2015 at 9:01 am