New councillor and close Corbyn ally address Momentum meeting in Brighton

Brighton’s newest councillor Nancy Platts is joining a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to address a Momentum meeting in Brighton this evening (Tuesday 20 February). Councillor Platts, who was elected to Brighton and Hove City Council earlier this month in East Brighton...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 6:53 pm

Licensed North Laine cafe told it still can’t sell beer

A licensed North Laine cafe which is allowed to sell wine and spirits has been told it cannot sell beers after neighbours complained. Oseta Cafe in North Street sells hardly any alcohol itself – but it has allowed pop up restaurants to use its small premises in the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 6:47 pm

Cyclist injures arm and leg after crash with van

A cyclist was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm and leg after being hit by a van in London Road this afternoon. The crash happened at the junction with Francis Street near the Open Market shortly before 1pm, leading to the road being closed for about half an hour. A...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 6:17 pm

Hove cafe owner jailed for online grooming

A Hove coffee shop manager has been given a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for trying to meet an 11-year-old girl for sex. Kevin Baldock, 47, who ran the Revival Coffee Company in George Street, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday (20 February), having pleaded...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 1:42 pm

Brighton gets an early spring clean

Two sets of volunteers helped give parts of Brighton an early spring clean over the weekend, with more than 100 bags of rubbish collected from two very different sites. The Save Madeira Terraces group gave the area under the terraces a going-over, clearing rubbish and trimming...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 12:46 pm

Brighton-started brewery sold to Fuller’s

A craft brewery with roots in Brighton has just been sold to London beer company Fuller’s. Fuller’s has bought a 100% stake in Dark Star, which started life at the Evening Star pub in Surrey Street, Brighton, and whose beers are sold across the city. However, the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 11:16 am

More than four child sex offences a day reported to Sussex Police

More than four child sex offences a day are recorded by Sussex Police, with the total for 2016-17 up 13 per cent on the previous year to 1,694. The figures were published by the NSPCC today (Tuesday 20 February) as the children’s charity called for more training and support...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018 at 3:08 am

Brighton keeper survives Manchester siege to help underdogs repeat FA Cup upset

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton survived something of a siege this evening to help League One side Wigan Athletic achieve a remarkable FA Cup upset. Walton, 22, is on a season-long loan with Wigan who repeated their famous 1-0 win in the 2013 FA Cup final...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018 at 10:58 pm

Hove supermarket offers extended parking after talks with local traders

A Hove supermarket is to offer extended parking after holding talks with local traders. Tesco has offered the compromise a year after it ended free parking for two hours at its store in Church Road, Hove. Traders in George Street said that footfall and takings had been hit by the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018 at 10:08 pm

Missing Hove girl, 13, found safe and well

A 13-year-old girl from Hove who went missing last Wednesday (14 February) returned home safe and well this morning (Monday 19 February). Sussex Police said: “Missing Hove teenager has returned home. “Morgan Gillett returned home to Hove on Monday morning (19...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018 at 3:13 pm