Pickpockets steal £7.5k of charity money from church minister’s bag in Hove supermarket

A church minister had £7,500 worth of US dollars intended to support schools in Zimbabwe stolen from her in Sainsbury’s store, Old Shoreham Road, West Hove, shortly after completing a currency exchange. Reverend Lynda Hulcoop, minister at Southwick Christian Community...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017 at 4:30 pm

Speakeasy burger bar to open in Hove

A speakeasy themed burger chain is hoping to open a branch in Hove, next to Otello restaurant in the space where the Italian restaurant’s cocktail bar once traded. The owners of Otello have now agreed to lease the space to 7bone, which has branches in Southampton,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017 at 12:06 pm

Demolition of hospital’s Jubilee building begins

Work to demolish a hospital building where patients have been treated for more than 100 years has begun this week. The beginning of the hard deconstruction of the Jubilee Building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital has been marked with a ceremonial hammer swing. Nicki Colburn,...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 4:18 pm

Computer theft CCTV released

Police have released pictures of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a computer shop robbery in Hove. At 5.15pm on Tuesday, January 10, two men entered Solutions Inc in Old Shoreham Road and stole three computers worth around £2,800 that were on display in the...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 1:40 pm

Woman who threatened to mutilate and kill horses jailed

A woman who threatened to mutilate horses in Shoreham has been jailed for 15 months after she admitted a charge of blackmail. Kirsty Geoghegan, 25, appeared at Chichester Crown Court for sentencing on Friday (10 February) after pleading guilty to blackmail at a previous hearing...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 12:06 pm

Clubber collapses on Brighton seafront and dies

A clubber collapsed on Brighton seafront at the weekend and died, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 13 February). Detectives said that his death was unexplained but not thought to be suspicious although they are keen to talk to potential witnesses. Sussex Police sai...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 5:07 pm

Activists call for Germaine Greer appearance at International Women’s Day event to be shelved

A planned talk on eco-feminism by veteran feminist Germaine Greer has drawn protests from people who are angry she has been invited to talk because of her past comments about transwomen. The complaints come two weeks after a request from the organisers of the anti-Trump march for...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 1:44 pm

Brighton council leader calls for more government cash for care after details of Surrey ‘special deal’ revealed

Brighton council leader Warren Morgan has called for an investigation into whether Surrey has been given a special deal to help pay for social care after details of exchanges between the county council and the government were dramatically leaked today. The exchanges between...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 12:51 pm

Ponies join sheep to graze city grassland

Seven New Forest ponies have this week joined the sheep used to maintain and restore Brighton and Hove’s ancient flower rich grasslands. Sheep were introduced by CityParks about twenty years ago on the outskirts of the city after a break of 50 years, in the hope that their...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 12:05 pm

Martlets closes Western Road shop

A charity shop which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Martlets Hospice is to close in the next few weeks as its owners, Taj, pursue new plans for it. The shop, which sold second hand furniture as well as clothes, books and bric a brac, will be holding a closing down...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 11:00 am
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