Brighton pop festival given permission to go ahead

The Shakedown festival will go ahead in Stanmer Park in September but the organisers have been told to find a new venue next year. Despite objections by neighbours and park users Brighton and Hove City Council has decided to give landlord’s consent for the two-day event. The...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013 at 5:19 pm

Brighton man jailed for six years in Bali for having drugs

A 43-year-old man from Brighton has been jailed for six years in Bali for having almost an ounce (23 grams) of cocaine. Julian Ponder was also fined a billion rupiah (£65,000) for an offence that is punishable by life imprisonment. The cocaine was estimated to be worth abou...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013 at 2:29 pm

Work starts on £5m Brighton Station revamp

Work has started on the £5 million remodelling of Brighton Station. The train operator Southern said: “The project will deliver more modern facilities while maintaining and restoring the architectural importance of the Grade II* listed station.” The work is a joint project...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013 at 1:25 pm

MP holds surgery in Hove doctor’s surgery

Hove MP Mike Weatherley held his constituency surgery in a doctor’s surgery. Mr Weatherley discussed the future of Dr David Henderson’s practice in Burwash Road in Hangleton along with Dr Elle Turlini and practice manager Nicky Blackmore. They asked for the meeting to discuss the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013 at 9:48 am

Six girls and two boys arrested for vandalising Brighton and Hove bus

Eight teenagers have been arrested for vandalising two buses that they boarded in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “A group of about 13 youths got on the number 7 bus in Eastern Road, Brighton. “Some wrote on the chairs with marker pens, removed two hammers and punched holes in the...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013 at 7:13 pm

Brighton teenager jailed for 15 years for rape

A teenager from Woodingdean has been jailed for 15 years for raping a 16-year-old girl three times. Christopher Hills, 19, of Downland Road, Woodingdean, also found guilty of sexually assaulting his victim twice. He was sentenced on Friday (25 January) by Judge Paul Tain who...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013 at 7:05 pm

Brighton professor knighted by King of Norway

A retired Brighton University professor has been knighted by King Harald of Norway. Professor Michael Tucker was honoured with the title Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for “outstanding service in the interest of Norway”. He was professor of poetics at...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013 at 6:41 pm

Brighton footballer in sex assault trial admits exposing himself

A Brighton and Hove Albion footballer admitted pulling down his boxer shorts and posing for a picture next to a sleeping teenager. George Barker denied touching the 19-year-old woman and said that he posed for the photo after fellow Albion player Anton Rodgers had done the same...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013 at 6:01 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Anker-groan – Arsenal edge out the Seagulls

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Arsenal 3 The Albion gave a more than spirited performance in front a of record Amex crowd of 27,113. The Seagulls matched the Gunners in all areas and had chances to go in front early in the match. New signing Leo Ulloa...
Posted On 27 Jan 2013 at 12:14 pm

Hundreds campaign to save former Brighton student from deportation

More than a thousand people have signed a petition to try to prevent a former Sussex University student from being deported. They fear that Luqman Onikosi will die prematurely if he is sent back to Nigeria. In the past six weeks 1,343 have signed the petition which says: “We, the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2013 at 9:17 pm