Brighton and Hove councillors return for council tax debate tomorrow

Brighton and Hove councillors are gearing up for crunch budget talks almost a week after discussions came to a grinding halt. Debate was suspended after a six-hour meeting on Thursday (27 February) when the three parties on Brighton and Hove City Council were unable to reach an...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014 at 8:50 pm

Senior Brighton politician calls for March for England to be banned

A leading politician is calling for a nationalist march to be banned from Brighton seafront for fear that it will damage trade. The annual March for England is due to take place on Sunday 27 April. This is despite a police operation last year that cost £500,000 but that could not...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014 at 6:22 pm

Portslade man jailed for sexually assaulting young girls in Hove

A Portslade man has been jailed for a series of sex attacks on four young girls spanning almost 30 years. Alyn Matless, 71, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Monday 3 March) to a total of five and a half years. He was found guilty after a...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014 at 1:25 pm

Brighton radio station appoints new boss

Juice 107.2 has appointed a new managing director. Tracy Skinner, who took up the post today (Tuesday 4 March), will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Brighton radio station. She joins from Fontwell Park Racecourse, between Arundel and Chichester, where she has...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014 at 1:12 pm

Hammer-wielding raiders steal DJ deck and mixer in Hove

Three men stole a music deck and mixer in a robbery at a flat in Hove. They threatened the man in the flat, in Seafield Road, with a hammer before stealing equipment worth more than £2,000. Sussex Police urged anyone who had seen or been offered the deck or mixer to tell...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014 at 11:13 pm

Hove church marks Climate Week with evening service

A Hove church is holding a special service to mark National Climate Week. St Peter’s Church, West Blatchington, plans to celebrate “God’s creation” on Thursday (6 March) at 7pm. The Diocese of Chichester said: “Many in our churches have been environmentally conscious for some...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014 at 3:33 pm

Body found in car is believed to be missing Hove woman

The body of a woman has been found in a parked car to the north of Brighton. Sussex Police said that officers believed that it was a woman who was reported missing in Hove last week. The force said: “Police received a report of the body of a woman found in a parked car off...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014 at 1:12 pm

Brighton hospital workers to protest about pay cut today

NHS staff plan to protest outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton over a pay cut that takes effect today (Monday 3 March). Hundreds of “bank” staff are affected by changes to their hourly rate, prompting the protest which has been organised by the GMB union. The demo...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014 at 9:31 am

Brighton and Hove to be battered by more wind and rain

The storms are back with Brighton and Hove forecast to be battered by more wind and rain tonight (Sunday 2 March). About half an inch or almost 12.5mm of rain is expected to fall in a matter of hours later this evening. And wind speeds are likely to average about 25 knots at the...
Posted On 02 Mar 2014 at 1:00 pm

Brighton restaurant fined £10k over ‘utterly repellant’ mice infestation

A restaurant and bar on Brighton seafront has been fined £10,000 after it failed to tackle an infestation of mice. Ohso Social, owned by a Brighton company called Boardwalk, was prosecuted for a second time by Brighton and Hove City Council after rodent droppings were found...
Posted On 02 Mar 2014 at 12:06 am