March for England brawl defendants remanded by court

Thirteen people accused of taking part in a violent brawl in Brighton after the March for England demonstration last April have been ordered to appear before a crown court judge. Just three of the defendants gave Brighton addresses while six were from Yorkshire and Humberside....
Posted On 09 Jan 2015 at 12:01 am

Brighton and Hove Albion: LuaLua signs long-term contract

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Kazenga LuaLua has agreed a new long-term contract with the club until June 2018. The 24-year-old signed his new deal this week and said: “It’s nice to get everything done. It’s been a long time coming but it feels really good to sign. “Obviously...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 6:03 pm

Brighton and Hove’s French community to hold Charlie Hebdo vigil

An assembly in memory of the victim’s of yesterday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre is to be held outside Brighton’s Town Hall this afternoon. Scores of people are intending on holding a minute’s silence in Bartholomew Square at 5.30pm. The event was organised...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 1:07 pm

Rain and wind batter Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove residents are being urged to take care this morning as heavy rain and wind hits the south coast. The deluge has brought minor flooding to the city’s roads, with the eastbound A27 flooding at the dip near the Portslade turn. Elle Bishop took this picture of...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:51 am

Man attacked with metal pole in Brighton on New Year’s Day

Detectives investigating a New Year’s Day incident in Brighton in which a 23-year-old man was struck on the head with a metal pole and then punched in the face have appealed for witnesses. The incident took place outside Volks Tavern in Madeira Drive at about 6.30am when...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:15 am

Brighton model stars in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother

Brighton model Chloe Goodman has been selected to appear in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother. Goodman appeared on MTV reality show Ex On The Beach last year, which saw single contestants looking to find love on a paradise island before being joined by their exes. In an...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 10:05 am

Hove restaurant employee sentenced for stealing £2.4k

A restaurant employee from Hove admitted stealing more than £2,400 from his bosses when he appeared before Brighton magistrates. Anekpong Wongwai, 39, of Church Road, Hove, stole the cash on different occasions last month. Wongwai was working at the newly reopened Giggling Squid,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015 at 9:48 am

Brighton A&E doctor tells Prime Minister ‘you lied’ about NHS

A Brighton accident and emergency (A&E) consultant accused the Prime Minister David Cameron of lying about the NHS in an open letter. Rob Galloway, a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, also said that A&E was in crisis rather than just busy. He published his open...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 10:47 pm

Brighton Museum to charge £5 for admission

Brighton Museum is to charge non-city residents £5 admission in a bid to help plug the council’s budget gap. The new charge will come into force from May 1 this year, and is expected to net Brighton and Hove City Council £200,000. A report to the council’s economic...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 5:49 pm

Hove van driver banned after second drink driving conviction

A van driver from Hove has been banned from the roads after being convicted of drink driving for a second time. Luke Appleton, 26, of Tisbury Road, Hove, was caught by Sussex Police at about 10pm on Saturday 20 December in Storrington during the annual drink driving crackdown....
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:31 pm