Anger at ‘secret’ plans for third homeless hostel in small Hove street

Residents of a short street already home to hostels which residents say is plagued by antisocial behaviour were horrified to learn this month that the council intends to convert two more houses into a third homeless hostel. People living in Seafield Road say they already shoulder...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017 at 4:54 pm

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

Six homes handed back during Brighton and Hove tenancy amnesty

Six families will be housed thanks to a tenancy fraud amnesty for council housing and temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove. The six homes returned through the amnesty were two three-bedroom, two two-bedroom and two one-bedroom properties. They bring the total number of...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 5:00 pm

Purse thefts in Brighton and Hove prompt police warning

A spate of thefts of purses and handbags has prompted police to warn women to keep their personal possessions on them and in sight while shopping. Sussex Police said: “Police are warning residents in Brighton and Hove to be on their guard following a spate of bag and purse thefts...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 3:44 pm

NHS reports 15 newly recorded cases of female genital mutilation in Brighton and Hove, says children’s charity

Fifteen newly recorded cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Brighton and Hove were reported by the NHS in 2015-16, according to the NSPCC children’s charity. But there were no prosecutions and, the NSPCC said, local courts made no FGM protection orders. The charity said...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 2:15 am

Brit Award winner Rag ’n’ Bone Man becomes patron of Brighton music charity

The Brit Award winner Rag ’n’ Bone Man has become a patron of the Brighton music charity Audio Active. The singer, who comes from Uckfield and honed his craft in Brighton, became involved with Audio Active through the Brighton hip hop night Slip Jam which was one of his earliest...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 1:17 am

Five face jail for imprisoning and torturing two men at Brighton flat

Five men face jail for torturing two men after imprisoning them against their will for four hours in a flat in Brighton. They stabbed one of their victims in the arm and burnt his feet with an iron. The two victims were tied up with string and tape, bundled down the stairs at the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017 at 8:10 pm

Train drivers reject ASLEF deal with Southern

Southern train drivers on the Brighton main line have rejected a deal between their union, ASLEF, and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The union said that 374 drivers (54.1 per cent) voted against the deal, with 317 (45.9 per cent) in favour out of 693, with two ballot...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017 at 6:01 pm

RMT announces new strike date in dispute with Southern train bosses

The RMT rail union has announced a fresh strike date in its long-running dispute with the Brighton main line train operator Southern. The guards’ union will walk out next Wednesday (22 February) for 24 hours – from midnight to midnight – after talks at the conciliation service...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017 at 7:26 pm
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