10 things you might remember about Coasters and the Top Rank Suite

Everyone at Brighton and Hove News was saddened to hear of the death of Jarrod Marchant, the founder of a Facebook page in homage to Brighton’s best known 80s nightclub, earlier this week. In tribute to Jarrod, here are 10 things you might remember about Coasters and the...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 8:26 pm

Nine flats to be added to Hove office block

Nine flats are to be added to an office block in Hove after planners backed a scheme to build an extra storey and extension to the side. Criticisms were made of the design of the extension and the way that it fitted together with the existing building – Rayford House, in School...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 8:12 pm

Hove owner of car abandoned after Marine Parade brawl urged to come forward

Police are urgently appealing for the owner of a silver VW Polo which was recovered from the scene of a fight in Marine Parade, Brighton, on Saturday night (5 March) to contact them.   Officers have been unable to trace the owner of the vehicle to check his welfare and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 6:55 pm

Hove woman arrested for blackmail after horses’ manes cut

Police investigating a report that six horses had their tails and manes cut at Buddy’s Yard under the Shoreham flyover in January have made an arrest.   A 24-year-old woman from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal,...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 6:40 pm

Doubts cast on Synergy Centre management as it applies again for booze licence

Serious concerns have been raised about the management of a new West Street arts centre which is making a second attempt for a permanent alcohol licence. Managers of the the Synergy Centre were questioned by police last month when they held a night time event without permission...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 5:50 pm

Sussex university building occupied in protest at student’s deportation

Students occupying a building on the Falmer campus this afternoon in protest at the deportation of former student Luqman Onikosi have pledged to remain until the university supports their cause. @NCAFC_UK @nusuk @nusBSC @USSU #DontDeportLuqman pic.twitter.com/QU9uqLXnd4 — Tara...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 3:43 pm

Pavement cyclists given amber light

Pavement cyclists are unlikely to be fined unless they are riding dangerously after the rules were changed by the Government to discourage fines being handed out. Whereas police used to be able to hand out fines on the spot, officers now have to fill out a form and send it off to...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 2:28 pm

Homeless man’s sleeping bag set alight in Brighton

The people who set a homeless man’s sleeping bag was alight as he lay inside it, leaving him with burns to his legs and feet, have been branded as “shameful and appalling”. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the incident, which happened in the...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 2:02 pm

Five things that jolted us awake as Brighton & Hove Albion drew with Sheffield Wednesday 

1) The realisation that the Amex’s most frequent evening kick-off referee Keith Stroud, was 4th official. Mr Stroud managed to get himself  involved in a controversial throw in incident- so as not to disappoint his fans.    2) Sheffield Wednesday’s kit...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 1:11 pm

Brighton taxi driver facing deportation over visa technicality

A postgraduate Brighton student is in detention and faces deportation because he fell foul of a technicality which left him in breach of his visa while working as a taxi driver. Shukaib, 23, who came to the UK from Afghanistan in 2011 and who is said to be considered a model...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 12:59 pm
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