Bogus policemen con Brighton OAPs out of £7.5k in just one day

Brighton police are renewing advice to residents not to be taken in by cold callers after two people were defrauded in one day, losing a total of almost £7,500. Yesterday morning, a man posing as a police officer phoned a woman in her eighties living in Selsfield Drive, Brighton,...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 11:09 am

Brighton DJ’s tight gold catsuit fails to impress BGT judges

A Brighton DJ and TV presenter went out in a what he hopes was a blaze of glory when he appeared before the Britain’s Got Talent judges. Guy Lloyd, who presents shows on Juice FM and Latest TV, was called to audition before the panel at the Dominion Theatre in London last...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 11:03 am

Brighton Festival programme announced – tickets on sale tomorrow

The programme for the 49th Brighton Festival was published this morning (Wednesday 18 February). Tickets go on sale to members tomorrow (Thursday 19 February) and to the public on Friday 27 February. The Scottish author Ali Smith is the guest director this year. And she spoke...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 10:35 am

The online dating backlash starts here – new Brighton dating agency brings back the human touch

SPONSORED EDITORIAL: Are you frustrated with the online dating experience? Jaded with the same old dating sites and horrified by the new generation of photo-based apps?
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 9:26 am

Brighton Color Run gets a touch of sparkle

This year’s Color Run along Madeira Drive will have added glitter and sparkle. The Color Run (so-spelled as it originated in the US) sees thousands of runners spring along the seafront while being bombarded with coloured powder. The 2015 event on Saturday, 10 October, is...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 9:25 am

Bishop offers Brighton commuters and shoppers Ash Wednesday blessings

The Bishop of Chichester Mark Warner is taking to the streets of Brighton this morning (Wednesday 18 February) to offer Ash Wednesday blessings. After pancakes yesterday on Shrove Tuesday he and his fellow bishops of the Diocese of Chichester will practise an old custom to mark...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 8:20 am

Hove councillor calls for travellers to be charged for clean-ups

A Hove councillor said that the cost of cleaning up after unauthorised traveller encampments should be recovered from those responsible for the mess. Councillor Dawn Barnett, who represents Hangleton and Knoll on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that the amount – £246,000 in...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 12:58 am