O super man! Laurie Anderson is guest director of 50th Brighton Festival

Pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson – who had a number 2 hit single with O Superman in 1981 – is the guest director of the 50th Brighton Festival. The 68-year-old American said: “I’m so happy to be serving as guest director of Brighton Festival in its historic 50th...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 11:39 pm

Brighton gunman jailed for life after shooting ‘the wrong man’

A Brighton man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder in January last year. Adam Willis, 33, Willis, who was living in Charlotte Street, in Kemp Town, fired through a letterbox in Elmore Road, Brighton, at 40-year-old Lloyd...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 6:50 pm

Hove man jailed for 16 years for abusing six boys

A Hove man has been jailed for 16 years for raping and abusing boys by a judge at Hove Crown Court today (Thursday 7 January). Judge David Rennie jailed Tim Douglass, 56, a caterer, of Upper Market Street, Hove. Douglass and his partner David Long, 21, of the same address, were...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 6:37 pm

Albion sign French winger Anthony Knockaert from Standard Liege

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of 24-year-old French winger Anthony Knockaert from Standard Liege for an undisclosed fee. Knockaert has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Albion until June 2019. The transfer is still subject to international...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 6:06 pm

Southern flags up two more days of engineering work on the main line

The main train operator for Brighton and Hove has highlighted two more days of engineering works requiring passengers to travel on replacement buses. Southern said that the work was taking place on the main line between Redhill and East Croydon on Sunday (10 January) and again on...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 5:16 pm

Teenage girl reported missing after heading to Brighton

A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing after saying that she was heading to Brighton to meet up with friends. Sussex Police issued an appeal for help tracing her this afternoon (Thursday 7 January 2016). The force said: “Police are concerned for teenager Jade Davis who has...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 4:56 pm

Wetherspoons boss spells out taxing problem in competition with the supermarkets

The founder and chairman of pub chain Wetherspoons, which has four branches in Brighton and Hove, said that each of his outlets pays about £650,000 a year in various taxes. His taxing problem is made more challenging, he said, because the big supermarkets do not face the same tax...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 1:38 pm

Brighton school for the disabled given help by store chain’s staff

A Brighton school for disabled children and young people has been given £4,000 raised by staff from the Body Shop. They held bake sales, quizzes and other sales to raise the money for St John’s School and College which is based in Brighton and Seaford. It has premises in Walpole...
Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 12:18 pm
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