We will fight them on the beach huts …

A proposal to phase in a big rise in beach hut transfer fees was defeated by councillors last night (Thursday 11 January). The fee will go up from £82 to at least £1,212 from April despite an attempt by Conservatives to have the increase staggered over three years rather than...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 9:29 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign promising teenage defender

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a promising young defender from a leading Irish club. The club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland under-19 international Warren O’Hora from Bohemians on undisclosed terms until June 2020. “The...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 8:58 pm

Opinion – Are Greens the only party protecting Brighton and Hove from fracking?

In the face of thousands of objections, this week West Sussex county councillors voted to allow “investigative drilling” near Balcombe village. Fossil-fuel firm Cuadrilla can now conduct invasive tests in the hunt for oil and gas reserves, laying the ground for fracking at the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 5:32 pm

Twenty drug dens closed across Brighton and Hove

Drug-dealing “cuckoos” have been barred from more than 20 properties in Brighton and Hove, according to a report published today (Friday 12 January). The premises have been closed and dealers arrested as part of a crackdown by Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council. The...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 4:45 pm

Two missing schoolgirls found safe and well in Brighton

Two schoolgirls who went missing earlier this week have been found safe and well in Brighton, Sussex Police said this morning (Friday 12 January). The pair, one of them from Brighton, were found last night, having gone missing on Monday (8 January). The force said: “Two...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 11:41 am

Two taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Brighton house

Two people have been taken to hospital and a road has been closed this morning as firefighters tackle a fire in one of Brighton’s most exclusive roads. The blaze broke out at about 8am at the flat in West Drive, which runs along Queen’s Park. The section of Albion...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 10:10 am

Former BHS owner found guilty of breaking pension law at Brighton court

The former owner of BHS (British Home Stores) has been found guilty of breaking pension law by a judge sitting in Brighton. Dominic Chappell, 51, of Clenston Manor, Winterbourne Clenston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, denied three counts of failing to hand information to the Pensions...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018 at 8:03 am