Couple caught on camera fly-tipping fined £300

A former councillor turned detective this week after he caught a couple fly-tipping a mattress outside his home – and his quick thinking helped land them with a £300 fine. Just watched this pair of jokers drag a mattress down Sussex Square and fly tip it in Eastern Road. To...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 2:14 pm

Stalkers and death threats – the dark side of being a woman politician

As I write this it is just over two years since a British MP, Jo Cox, was murdered in the street in her own constituency. Over recent years many threats of death, sexual violence and physical assault have been made across the political spectrum, with several cases reaching the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 1:17 pm

Did you film knifeman at Preston Circus?

Police have today appealed for help in tracing a member of the public who might have filmed a man allegedly with knives. A report was received that a man was seen in Preston Circus, Brighton with a knife at 9.08pm on Wednesday, June 13. Officers quickly arrived on scene but...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 1:06 pm

Is it any wonder we’re losing faith in politicians?

The last couple of weeks have exposed me to why the British public are losing, or have lost, faith with many of their politicians. For over a decade the council debated the future of the Royal Pavilion and City Museums, and a report identifying the benefits of moving them into a...

Modern Toss launches two beers for ‘upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons’

Brighton cartoonists Modern Toss are branching out into lager and ale with the launch of two canned beers for “upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons”. The small-batch brewed beers, irreverently named Horse Piss and Ditch Scooper, have...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:20 pm

All changes to council owned buildings to be decided in public after Hove Library row

All planning applications involving council-owned buildings will be decided by councillors in future after a long-running row over controversial changes to Hove Library. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee will discuss any planning applications for the council’s own...

Here’s one way to watch Saturday’s Lionel Richie gig – but it will cost you £750k

A cricket fan’s perfect house with a balcony overlooking the County Cricket Ground in Hove is up for grabs. The newly built one-bedroom detached house, named The Coach House, is tucked away at the end of a lane leading off Cromwell Road – and the back of the house is...
Posted On 21 Jun 2018 at 4:56 pm

Duke of Edinburgh award project faces closure

A project to help young people get involved in education is in jeopardy because its funding has been pulled. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Youth Participation Team currently supports 48 young people working towards Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and another 81 to achieve Arts...

Burglars distract cafe owners to steal safe containing £4k

A burglar managed to steal a safe from a Brighton cafe and art gallery while two accomplices distracted the manager by asking about picture frames. The trio came into the Laughing Dog Cafe and Art Gallery at Waterfront last Monday afternoon, shortly after two of the men were...
Posted On 21 Jun 2018 at 2:49 pm

Brighton hotel puts up Christmas party banner in June

The sun may be shining and the beaches packed, but one Brighton hotel is already urging people to book their Christmas parties there with a large banner on the seafront. The Mercure Hotel in King’s Road put the banner up this week – almost 200 days before Christmas....
Posted On 21 Jun 2018 at 1:19 pm