Ann Summers shop window sparks feminist petition

Brighton feminists have launched a petition against raunchy displays at Ann Summers in Western Road which feature whips and leather. Jess Woodfall from the No More Page 3 campaign started the petition, which has so far been signed by 120 people, as she feels the displays are...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 5:39 pm

Attackers strip Brighton man naked and restrain him with plastic handcuffs

A Brighton man was knocked unconscious by a group of men who left him stripped naked and bound with plastic handcuffs. Police were contacted by the 20-year-old man who was left dazed and confused by the incident, and unable to remember many details. They are now asking for anyone...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 4:39 pm

Brighton man arrested for arson after flat fire

A man was arrested for arson with intent to endanger life after a blaze at a Brighton flat this afternoon. East Sussex Fire and Rescue have also launched an investigation into exactly what caused the fire at a flat in Park Crescent, Brighton. Fire crews were first called to the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 4:24 pm

Brighton Museum entry charge to go up after visitor numbers halve

The entry charge to Brighton Museum is set to be put up next year after visitors halved following its introduction in May. From May 12, non-residents were charged £5, which led to an expected 49.6% drop in numbers. Now, the council is proposing increasing the charge by 4% t...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 1:56 pm

Taxi drivers could hold clue to Hove rape

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Hove have asked taxi drivers who may have given the victim and her suspected attacker a ride for their help. The alleged attack on the 23-year-old London woman took place in the early hours of Saturday, 24 October at an address in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 1:00 pm

Brighton gay bar asks to open until 5am

A Brighton gay bar is asking to be able to stay open until 5am on weekend nights – but faces still opposition from residents and police. Charles Street and Envy is currently licensed to stay open until 3am, but says its customers want to be able to stay longer, rather than...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 12:25 pm

Children’s centre campaigners vow to reignite fight against latest cuts

The campaign against plans to merge and close children’s centres is preparing to relaunch as the proposals come back onto the table. Brighton and Hove councillors will discuss plans to downgrade and merge four centres and stop using Cornerstone in Hove for children’s...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 11:48 am

New spa hotel to take over Umi building

Harbour Hotels has announced it has bought the Umi hotel on Brighton seafront after having announced plans to open an exclusive hotel and spa here in June. The exact location of the new hotel was not revealed, but clues in the announcement gave rise to speculation it would be at...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 10:45 am

Home Office admits £11m mistake in funding plan for Sussex Police

Cuts to police numbers in Brighton and Hove could be less severe than expected after the Home Office admitted getting its sums wrong. While many forces will be worse off as a result of the error, Sussex Police is expected to be in a better financial position. Sussex had expected...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 3:49 am

Term-time holiday fines doubled last year in Brighton and Hove

The number of fines more than doubled for Brighton and Hove parents taking their children on holiday during term-time in the past year. Schools referred almost a thousand cases to the Behaviour and Attendance Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. The rise followed a clampdown –...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015 at 2:48 am