Hove rape case detectives arrest two men

Police investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Hove have arrested two men. A 22-year-old man from Brighton has been bailed until Thursday 12 November having been held on suspicion of rape. A 20-year-old man from Brighton has been released and faces no further action,...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 10:59 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Hughton enjoys being top of the league

By Tim Hodges from the Albion press conference Chris Hughton told Brighton and Hove News this lunch time that he very much enjoys the fact that Albion are at what he called the right end of the table. Hughton said: “We are here to win as many games as we can. It’s...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 10:20 pm

University apologises to Brighton student protester

The University of Sussex has apologised to a student it said was involved in criminal activity during the protests of 2013 and paid a reported £20,000 in damages.   Michael Segalov was one of five students suspended over their alleged role in the anti-privatisation...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 7:55 pm

Brighton Station taxi rank could move to Terminus Road

Councillors are likely to consider a report about the possibility of moving the taxi rank from the front of Brighton Station to Terminus Road, alongside the station. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Nothing has yet been decided.” Gill Mitchell, who chairs the council’s...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 5:11 pm

‘Irresponsible’ Brighton bar allowed to stay open after appealing against loss of drinks licence

A rowdy Brighton bar has been allowed to stay open after successfully appealing against its drinks licence being revoked – but will still have to close for three months and reopen with restricted hours. Oxygen in West Street lost its licence in May after city councillors...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 4:00 pm

Brighton students evicted from house they moved into after landlord told to convert it back

A group of students are being evicted from a house they rented in the middle of their finals exams after the landlord was told to convert it back into a family home. Mr and Mrs Donald Rayward appealed last year and were told by a planning inspector in June that if they continued...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 3:42 pm

Brighton GP surgery at risk from landlord’s rent hike

A Bevendean surgery may be under threat of closure as its landlord is planning to build a new surgery there and charge more rent. The threat to The Practice Willow House has been raised by the NHS as it looks at how it deals with practices shutting down in the light of the...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 3:33 pm

Protected pub to become live music cafe after new owner’s conversion plans thrown out

A former Brighton pub which has been protected from conversion is being turned into a cafe bar after its new owners plans to turn it into a lettings agency were thrown out. The Horse and Groom in Islingword Street was sold to student landlord Craig Dwyer-Smith by Enterprise Inns...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 3:22 pm

All council departments brace themselves for job cuts as budget details take shape

Staff from every council department in the city are being called into meetings to be briefed on what swingeing cuts to the council budget are likely to mean for them. The council is having to plan how it will cope with a budget gap of £100m, by 2019 with around £25 million being...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 2:09 pm

Brighton MP and peer call for law change after losing spying case

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Brighton-born peer Jenny Jones are calling for a change in the law to protect them from spying. A tribunal told them yesterday (Wednesday 14 October) that they had no right to think that they were exempt from having their communications...
Posted On 15 Oct 2015 at 1:59 pm
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