Lights Out in Brighton and Hove

People all over Brighton and Hove marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One by switching off their lamps for Lights Out this evening. From 10pm to 11pm, people were invited to turn off their lights and light a single candle for a shared moment of reflection. The...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 11:15 pm
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Man punched unconscious in Pride hate attack

Three men were attacked by thugs who shouted homophobic and racial abuse during the Pride party in Preston Park on Saturday. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack, which left one of the victims unconscious. The three men and one woman were sat on the grass...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 10:44 pm
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Gay rights activist ‘intimidated’ by police over Pride bbq she knew nothing about

A Brighton gay rights activist was warned her safety might be at risk by Brighton police because they believed she was organising a “undesirable” beach bbq that she knew nothing about. Beth Granter of Queers Against Cuts was called at work about a bbq which the police...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 8:25 pm
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Amazing aerial pictures of Brighton seafront

Brighton photographer Eddie Mitchell has been busy with his latest toy – a drone which has helped him take some of the most amazing pictures of the city you’ll ever see. From the pier to the Level skatepark, his photographs offer a completely new perspective on some...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 5:59 pm
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Bike sheds granted a reprieve

Two bike sheds which fell foul of planning regulations have been given a temporary reprieve following an outpouring of public support. Two families who built the sheds in their front gardens in Bates Road were last month sent enforcement letters by Brighton and Hove City Council,...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 5:49 pm
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Liverpool drugs ring jailed for supplying city with drugs

A drugs ring has today been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for their part in supplying cocaine in Brighton. Liverpudlian brothers Kevin and Carl Freeman worked with a gang of associates and relatives to supply drugs down to Brighton and Hove. The ring was broken up...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 5:05 pm
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Woman raped in Palace Pier toilets

Police are investigating a rape that took place in the customer toilets in the Palace of Fun Arcade on Brighton Pier on Friday evening. The victim had met her suspected attacker earlier in the day and the incident is understood to have taken place around 8pm. At around 9.40pm,...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 4:34 pm
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Pappoe and Cole sign for Brighton and Hove Albion under-21

Danny Pappoe and George Cole have today joined Brighton and Hove Albion under-21, having each agreed a one-year contract. Both players – who were previously with Chelsea – have been with the club on trial throughout pre-season, and appeared in the under-21s friendly matches,...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 3:30 pm
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Homophobic leaflets target Brighton days before Pride

Brighton households have been targeted with hateful leaflets condemning “homosexualism”. Police are investigating after the homophobic cards were posted through letterboxes in the Hanover area on Thursday night. Some people chased the man down the street when they...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 2:30 pm
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Former Brighton police officer becomes new vice-chairman of regional enterprise agency

A former Sussex Police officer has become vice-chairman of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Steve Allen, who was born in Brighton, said: “I’m delighted to have become vice-chairman of the Coast to Capital LEP. “The organisation has a vital role to play in...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 2:22 pm