Brighton cabbie loses licence over sex with 16-year-old

A Brighton taxi driver has lost an appeal to keep his licence because he is suspected of having had sex with a 16-year-old girl while working. The incident came to light when Mustafa Zayed, 40, of Trafalgar Terrace, Brighton, applied to Brighton and Hove City Council to renew his...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 7:09 pm

Lib Dems say 1p income tax rise would fund £31m boost to NHS in Brighton and Hove

A penny on income tax would give the NHS and social care in Brighton and Hove a £31 million boost, according to the Liberal Democrats. The party said that the money was vital to plug funding gaps as it made the tax rise it first key policy pledge of the general election campaign....
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 5:13 pm

Revealed: details of Albion’s promotion parade this Sunday

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Premier League promotion heroes will be honoured this Sunday afternoon with a seafront open-top bus parade. The parade will begin at the Palace Pier end of Madeira Drive at 5pm, with the bus convoy carrying Albion’s players, staff and...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 4:30 pm

Brighton teen whose brothers killed as jihadis in Syria under special care of Brighton council

A teenager whose two older brothers were killed after travelling to Syria as jihadis is now under the special care of Brighton and Hove social services, a court heard today. The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons – was made a ward of court two years ago,...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 3:29 pm

Albion midfielder signs new four-year deal

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Dale Stephens has today agreed a new four-year deal – and committed his long-term future to the club. The 27-year-old has been a key member of Albion’s promotion-winning side, and signed the paperwork earlier today. Manager Chris...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 3:03 pm

Dog poo costs Portslade owner almost £500

A dog which fouled a Brighton pavement has cost its owner nearly £500 after a prosecution by Brighton and Hove City Council. A environmental enforcement officer saw the Staffordshire terrier-type dog belonging to Ricky Brooks of Overdown Rise, Portslade, foul the pavement in...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 2:56 pm

Hove Plinth moves step closer with crowdfunding pledge from Arts Council

The Hove Plinth project has received a boost from Arts Council England with its promise to pitch in £16,000 once the remaining £24,000 has been raised. Hove Civic Society has launched a crowd funding campaign with a target of £40,000 to meet the cost of the inaugural sculpture...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 2:26 pm

UKIP picks candidate for Brighton Pavilion

UKIP has chosen a former parliamentary candidate and county councillor to contest the Brighton Pavilion seat at the general election on Thursday 8 June.  It has picked Ian Buchanan, who stood in Brighton Kemptown last time and was an East Sussex County Council member for...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 1:05 pm

Fringe venue scrapped after planning woes

Brighton Fringe shows have been cancelled after an ambitious new stage in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion failed to get planning permission. Shiny Town aimed to create a town square will appear in the gardens in front of the pavilion, complete with an artificial lake, plus food...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 12:23 pm

Brighton and Hove Conservative councillors elect new leader

Conservative councillors in Brighton and Hove have elected a new leader at their group’s annual general meeting (AGM) last night (Monday 8 May). Tony Janio, 55, will replace Geoffrey Theobald, 73, as the leader of the opposition Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 1:11 am