RIP Bob Hoskins

As you undoubtedly already know, Bob Hoskins died yesterday aged 71. Here’s a YouTube video of the scene he shot on the Palace Pier in Brighton with Cathy Tyson for the 1986 film Mona Lisa. Hoskins won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for the role and he was nominated for an...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 8:08 pm
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Brighton and Hove businesses debate the value of social media

Dozens of businessmen and women debated whether social media was a waste of time at an event organised by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce. The panellists were Nick Barlow, from Small Batch Coffee, digital business adviser Adrian Swinscoe and sustainable business...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 7:05 pm

Did you see policewomen being attacked during March for England?

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to an attack on two police officers during Sunday’s March for England in Brighton. At around 2.30pm counter protesters who had been blocking Queen’s Road, the road to the station, were being moved by police. Around 150...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 6:59 pm
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Brighton and Hove set to escape another deluge

Brighton and Hove looks set to escape the worst of tomorrow’s forecast storms tomorrow, according to a new Met Office weather warning. The city was subject to a yellow warning for rain yesterday – but instead the city was bathed in sunshine. Now, the Met Office has...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 5:34 pm
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Cuts to Brighton and Hove fire service ‘will lead to deaths’

A petition urging the fire service not to make firefighters redundant and scrap one of the city’s fire engines has been signed  by more than 400 people. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has put forward proposals after cuts have forced it to find ways of saving £1million...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 5:15 pm
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Rose Hill Tavern becomes latest Brighton pub to close

The Rose Hill Tavern is to close after being sold by Enterprise Inns, the latest Brighton pub to be offloaded by the chain. The 144-year-old pub in Rose Hill Terrace off London Road will hold a series of events to mark its final weekend from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18. It...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Gang rob and sexually assaults woman in Brighton

A woman was attacked and robbed by a gang of men who cornered her in Brighton. The 45-year-old woman was on a night out in the city when she became lost and found herself in Kemp Town at about midnight on Sunday 20 April. As she walked she turned into a road that was a dead end...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 10:37 am
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Teenager groped as she slept on early morning Brighton train

A teenager was indecently assaulted by a man between Brighton and Lewes after she fell asleep on an early morning train. Detectives from British Transport Police have issued the CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to. The incident happened shortly after 7am on...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 7:16 am
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Fog warning issued for Brighton and Hove this morning

Take care on the roads this morning – the Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for fog in Brighton and Hove this morning. The warning, which covers most of southern England, says: “Fog patches are expected to thicken and become dense in places for a time...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014 at 7:04 am
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Two thousand – and counting – sign petition to stop March for England returning to Brighton

A petition calling on Sussex Police to ban the March for England following this year’s violence has been signed by more than 2,000 people just ten hours after being published. At the time of publication, 2,059 people had signed the motion on the 38degrees website,with the...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 9:40 pm
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