Walkies! Snowdogs to trail round Brighton and Hove again

Brighton and Hove’s wildly popular fundraising Snowdogs by the Sea are set to have a successor. Martletts Hospice, which raised £310,000 through the Snowdog sculptures, will launch a new fundraising art trail in 2018. The hospice has yet to reveal what design will be chosen for...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 2:17 pm

Tattoo parlour’s Pride party given green light despite pirate radio takeover last year

A tattoo parlour whose Pride party was turned into an unauthorised rave by a pirate radio station last year has been given the go ahead to throw another this year after promising she has severed links with the rogue DJs. Chapter XIII in Pool Valley agreed to let Trickstar Radio...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 1:18 pm

Twenty skeletons now found beneath the Brighton Dome

More discoveries of Quaker burials suggest builders moved some skeletons during the construction of the Prince Regent’s riding stables in the early nineteenth century. Fifteen undisturbed graves have been found under the Corn Exchange’s mini conference room by a team...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 11:59 am

Dramatic lightning storm prompts scores of 999 calls across Brighton and Hove

A huge storm which swept across the south coast in the early hours of this morning sparked 60 calls to the fire service last night. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service tweeted details of some of the calls they received through the night. At 12.45am it was called to a property...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 9:32 am

Benefit campaigners plan picket of controversial new homeless scheme

A new homeless scheme set up in response to a council resolution to use empty spaces to house rough sleepers has come under fire from campaigners who say it is curtailing tenant rights. Space Mates, a homeless advocacy organisation, is hoping to set up a pilot project to house 15...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017 at 6:51 pm

Hove supermarket ram raided

Police are investigating after a stolen car was used to ram raid Sainsbury’s Local store in Portland Road, Hove, at 11.45pm on Monday (17 July). Officers were called at 11.35pm after a Vauxhall Nova was reported stolen from Wordsworth Street in Hove. Police then received...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017 at 4:14 pm

Woman thrown to the ground and raped by cricket ground

Police are appealing for witnesses following a rape in the early hours of Sunday, June 25 in Brighton. At around half midnight a 44-year-old woman was walking south along the A23 from the BP roundabout at the junction with the A27 towards Brighton. She was on the pavement next to...
Posted On 17 Jul 2017 at 5:14 pm

Bid to create UK’s first community live music pub launched

Another bid to save a community pub in Brighton has been launched by residents who want to turn it into the first live music community pub in the country. The Greys in Southover Street has been put up for sale by Enterprise Inns, the latest in their portfolio to go on the market,...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017 at 2:57 pm

Fresh Southern strike announcement follows fine for delays

The owners of Southern Rail have been fined £13.4million by the government for the 18 months of chaos commuters have had to put up with after the government said it was partly to blame for delays. But fresh delays look likely as the Aslef union – which represents most...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017 at 2:29 pm

Pastor guilty of vicious stranger attack on lone woman in Brighton

A town pastor described as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” has been found guilty of a vicious unprovoked attack on a woman walking home in Brighton last summer. This is the third such attack Stephen Jay, 58, from Ipswich has been accused of – but the first...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017 at 11:33 am