Local dog wins this year’s Hove Regency Final

Trap 6 Tyrap Dragi won the 2017 Hove Regency Final at odds of 8/1. The dog locally trained in Sussex by Jason Heath won in a time of 41.94 seconds and by one and a half lengths. Trap 1 Slick Strauss finished in second and Trap 4 Ruby’s Rascal third. The Regency is...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 10:28 pm

Brighton has poor 4G access and slowest download speeds, says Which? report

Mobile phone users in Brighton have poor access to a 4G signal and the slowest download speeds out of 20 of Britain’s biggest cities, according to new research. Average 4G availability was 75.2 per cent, according to the consumer watchdog Which? using data produced by the...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 9:59 pm

Nick Cave set to leave Brighton for LA

Nick Cave and his family are planning to leave their Brighton home for the “blank slate” of Los Angeles following the tragic death of his son Arthur. The Australian rock star has lived in the city for the best part of two decades now, and his twin sons Arthur and Earl...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 5:38 pm

A great night of sport in Brighton and Hove 

Sports fans are spoilt for choice in Brighton and Hove this evening (Wednesday 3 May). Brighton hosts its third horse racing meeting of the season at Race Hill. The first race is at 5.05pm, with the last at the venue being the 8.05pm. Hove Greyhound Stadium hosts its most...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 5:18 pm

Hove school students raise £8k for charity

Students at a Hove school have raised more than £8,000 for charity from a series of events during Lent. The pupils – at Cardinal Newman in the Upper Drive – have donated the money to Mary’s Meals and the Hangleton and West Blatchington Food Bank. The school said: “Each class had...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 4:58 pm

John Lewis drops plans for Brighton store as Boots vows to stay

John Lewis has dropped its plans to open a store on the Boots site at the Clock Tower in Brighton. The firm – owned by its staff – was unable to make its plans work, it said in a statement this afternoon (Wednesday 3 May). Instead, Boots will stay put, having signed a new lease...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 4:00 pm

Efit of Hove Cemetery would-be abductor released

Police investigating a report that a man grabbed a girl as she walked to school through Hove Cemetery last month have released an efit of the suspect. ​The man then allegedly dragged the 13-year-old a short distance before she managed to break free and run away at around 8.10am...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 3:14 pm

Lewes Road delays set to continue all week as road sign is repaired

Works to repair a faulty road sign by the Vogue Gyratory have caused massive traffic jams today – and the work is set to continue until the end of Friday. Electrical engineers began repairing the illuminated road sign this morning, reducing the Lewes Road to just a single...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 3:12 pm

Parks volunteers invited to join clean ups around Brighton and Hove

More than a thousand people are being contacted by the council to ask if they will help clean up their local park. They expressed an interest in volunteering when Brighton and Hove City Council carried out its Big Parks Consultation last autumn. The council said: “Over a thousand...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 1:08 pm

Hove road closed as police talk to distressed woman on balcony

Police officers are talking to a woman who is sitting dangling her legs from the balcony of a top floor flat in Hove. The alarm was raised at 11.12am on Wednesday (May 3) when the woman was spotted at the block of flats in Clarendon Road. She has been screaming and shouting and...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 12:26 pm