Here’s a new up-and-coming talent that you need to watch out for – Halo Maud

New French artist Halo Maud returns to Brighton on Saturday 13th October at the Rialto Theatre, after her fantastic sets at The Great Escape, in support of her excellent debut album ‘Je Suis Une île’, a collection of shimmersonic psych pop tunes (out now on Heavenly Records)....
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 11:41 pm

Home delivery? A bit too close for comfort in one Brighton street

A supermarket home delivery lorry crashed into a property in Ditchling Rise, Brighton, yesterday evening (Wednesday 6 June). The driver was not thought to have been at the wheel of the Tesco lorry when it rolled down the hill and crashed into a building the corner of Vere Road....
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 9:42 pm

Brighton man to remain in prison to await trial on attempted child abduction charge

A Brighton man has been told by a judge that he must stay in prison while he awaits trial charged with trying to abduct and sexually assault an eight-year-old girl. Michael Belhawla, 24, of Auckland Drive, Bevendean, was charged after an incident in Tidy Street, in the North...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 5:44 pm

Police discover cannabis farm after neighbours report violent break-in

A gang who raided an “aromatic” workshop in a quiet Brighton street helped tip off the police that a cannabis farm was operating there – and after neighbours alerted the police when more came two days later, three men were arrested. Locks were smashed off the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 2:29 pm

Crack and heroin seized as two arrested in St James’s Street area

A crackdown on dealing in and around St James’s Street following complaints from residents and businesses has seen two men arrested and significant amounts of crack and heroin taken off the streets. A 24-year-old Brighton man was detained on suspicion of possession with...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 2:09 pm

Brighton i360 owner defends financial position as councillors weigh up options

The Brighton i360’s biggest individual shareholder has defended the tourist attraction’s request to spread payments to the council over a longer period. Julia Barfield, one of the architects of the viewing tower, along with her late husband David Marks, said that the i360 was...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 12:39 pm

Brighton and Hove planners fire warning shot over ‘land banking’

Planners are putting fresh pressure on developers in Brighton and Hove as they seek to increase the number of affordable homes being built. They aim to tackle “land-banking”, the name given to the practice of gaining planning permission for a project, which increases the value of...

Crime pays for Brighton charity thanks to police donation

A Brighton charity has been given £500 by Sussex Police from the proceeds of the sale of property confiscated by order of the courts. PC James Breeds handed the donation to the Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. Sussex Police...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 10:20 am

Futuristic pod won’t be landing in Brighton Square

Brighton Square is not the place for a pavilion, planners have decided. Restaurant chain Coppa Club said that its presence in Brighton and Hove depended on approval of the pavilion in the centre of the square in the heart of The Lanes. But a report to Brighton and Hove City...

Greens announce candidates for Brighton battleground

A Green councillor is to stand down after suffering ill health, with a former councillor ready to return to the fray in a key battleground. The party said: “The Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected its candidates in the Hanover and Elm Grove ward for the May 2019 council...
Posted On 07 Jun 2018 at 3:08 am
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