Hundreds hop on Brighton bikeshare bikes even before the scheme officially starts

Hundreds of people had a ride on the new Brighton bikeshare bikes even before the scheme officially went live. By the official launch this afternoon (Friday 1 September) more than 300 people had registered for the scheme and more than 300 people had been for a spin. Tim Caswell,...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 11:38 pm

Former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton dies aged 85

The former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton has died at the age of 85. He had been ill with cancer. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, served the local Roman Catholic diocese for 23 years from 1977 when he was appointed by Pope Paul VI. In 2000 he was appointed the tenth Archbishop...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 11:04 pm

Police arrest wanted Brighton and Hove drug dealing suspect

A wanted man who was suspected of dealing drugs in Brighton and Hove has been arrested, Sussex Police said today (Friday 1 September). The force said that Louis Makai, 46, formerly of Langridge Drive, Portslade, had been held in Launceston, Cornwall, and remanded in custody. He...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 10:28 pm

Cyclist hurt in accident with bus in Brighton

A cyclist was hurt in an accident involving a bus in North Street, Brighton, at lunchtime today (Friday 1 September). It was not clear whether one or other was at fault for the accident. Sussex Police said: “At 12.40pm on Friday 1 September a woman riding a pedal cycle and a bus...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 2:26 pm

Missing Peacehaven teenager found safe and well

A teenager from Peacehaven was found safe and well yesterday (Thursday 31 August) after having been missing for 10 days. Sussex Police said: “Teenager Jenny Doyle, 16, who has been missing since Monday 21 August has been found in Portsmouth. “Jenny was found on Thursday (31...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 1:40 pm

Old American Express site in Brighton sold

Contracts have been agreed for the sale of the two-acre former Amex House site in Edward Street, Brighton for an undisclosed sum. The buyer is a joint venture that includes First Base, the company which plans to build 229 homes on the site of the derelict Anston House office...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 10:25 am

Sex gang trafficked Asian women and forced them to work as prostitutes in Brighton

A gang of four smuggled women into Britain and forced them to work as prostitutes in Brighton and elsewhere, a London court was told. The two men and two women booked their victims into budget hotels and charged men £100 an hour, the Central Criminal Court – known as the Old...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 9:25 am

Police concerned for missing Brighton man

Sussex Police said that officers were concerned for a missing man from Brighton. The force said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of missing man Jack Jenkins last seen in Brighton on Monday (28 August). “Jack, 28, who does not have a permanent home in Brighton, normally...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 9:19 am

Window slams shut but Brighton and Hove Albion fail to sign new striker

Despite making two deadline day signings, Brighton and Hove Albion failed to fill the vital striker role. Tomer Hemed is currently the club’s only fit senior striker. Deals for both the Romanian, Florin Andone, from Deportivo La Coruna, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dutch...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 1:36 am

Crack open the Champagne (Supernova) – Liam Gallagher coming to the Brighton Centre on 15th December

Liam Gallagher announces UK Arena tour in support of debut solo album ‘As You Were’, which will be released on 6th October. LONDON, UK (31st Aug, 2017) – After playing sets full of emerging classics and old favourites at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Liam Gallagher...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017 at 12:18 am