Coffee company and architect’s Brighton office damaged by fire

The Brighton offices of a local coffee chain and an architecture firm were damaged by fire early yesterday (Tuesday 8 December). But the Cycle Hub in the same building, in Stroudley Road, at Brighton Station, and the n+1 café were back in business today (Wednesday 9 December)....
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 8:58 pm

Nine rooftop flats approved for old Dubarry perfumery in Hove

Nine rooftop flats have been approved for the old Dubarry perfumery building between Fonthill Road and Hove Station. More than 80 neighbours objected to the proposals as did Jason Kitcat, the former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. He now works for accountancy firm...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 7:22 pm

Rival fans barrage young Whitehawk supporters with sexual chants

Two young girls watching Whitehawk FC play away against Maidstone United last night had to be led away after the home fans chanted sexually charged verbal abuse at them. The two 15-year-old Hawks fans endured 45 minutes of chanting at the Gallagher Stadium before stewards led...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 6:33 pm

Fraudsters guilty of serial sewage scam

Ten scam artists who conned dozens of people out of thousands of pounds by convincing them that their raw sewage had flooded under their neighbours’ properties are due to be sentenced. The fraudsters were convicted after an investigation into a network of organised...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 5:43 pm

Brighton and Hove parking wardens now set to strike throughout the week before Christmas

The city’s parking wardens are now set to strike every day from next Saturday until Christmas Eve after rejecting a new pay offer they say made little or no improvement. Wardens who are members of the GMB union are in dispute with NSL, which manages parking enforcement for...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 5:11 pm

Private members’ club approved for Brighton seafront terraces

A private members’ club can open on Brighton seafront after planners approved a revamp of The Terraces immediately to the east of the Sea Life Centre. Soho House wants to add Brighton to its existing portfolio which includes London, Berlin, New York, Chicago and Hollywood. It is...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 3:51 pm

Police inspector faces hearing for leaking stories to Brighton reporter

A Sussex Police inspector is facing a disciplinary hearing on Monday accused of a catalogue of breaches of police protocol, including leaking a series of stories to The Argus’s former crime reporter. Inspector Lee Lyons is also alleged to have phoned prostitutes while on...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 3:47 pm

Sussex Police ask for advice on new rape posters

Sussex Police are inviting public views on a new draft set of three posters aimed at everyone who enjoys a night out in the hundreds of pubs and clubs across Brighton and Hove. The force is keen to ask for views after it was inundated with complaints last time it issued a poster...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 2:40 pm

Persistent caller fined for making scores of 101 calls

A man who made more than 100 nuisance calls to Sussex Police in the space of one month has been given community service and fined. David Peapell, of Dyke Road in Brighton, made a total of 108 calls to the 101 non-emergency number and sent 56 text messages to an officer between 30...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 2:19 pm

Two held over theft from Brighton Marina car park

Shoppers are being urged not to leave newly bought presents where they can be seen after two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing from a car parked at Brighton Marina. Sussex Police said that it was good advice at any time of year but especially during the run up to...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015 at 9:36 am
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