Vigilante slashes tyres of irresponsibly parked vans

A row of up to 20 hire vans parked in a Brighton street had their tyres slashed this week in an apparent act of revenge by a frustrated resident. The vans, owned by Enterprise and Thifty car rental, had been parked in Carden Hill this week to the anger and dismay of residents,...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:16 am

Bilingual Primary School celebrates official opening in new Hove home

The Bilingual Primary School celebrated its official opening in its new Hove home with a song and dance yesterday – in Spanish, of course. Children from the school, which is next to Hove Park, danced flamenco-style and sang a couple of songs for a hall full of guests, including...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:19 am

Hove MP goes head to head with Health Secretary

Hove MP Peter Kyle went head to head with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this week in the debate about junior doctors’ contracts. Mr Kyle said: “So far the Secretary of State has not grabbed the opportunity presented to him from across the House – I am talking about a...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:07 am

Boots refuses to rule out move into BHS when Churchill Square store closes

Boots the Chemist has refused to rule out a move into the premises occupied by BHS in Churchill Square when its Brighton store closes. Boots is looking for new premises because John Lewis has bought the freehold of its shop on the corner of Queen’s Road and North Street. The...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:00 am

Brighton Shakespeare Company launches with Much Ado About Nothing

The Brighton Shakespeare Company was launched this evening with Much Ado About Nothing as the first production this year. The romantic comedy will be staged at the Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) in Dyke Road Park, Hove. The company was launched by artistic director Mark...
Posted On 28 Apr 2016 at 9:00 pm

Burglars ransack Brighton cafe – but community’s reaction makes it ‘best day ever’ for owner

The owner of a cafe ransacked by burglars last weekend says the way the neighbourhood has rallied round has turned it around from a tragedy to a triumph of community spirit. John Easterby’s heart sank when he opened up The Verdict in Edward Street on Monday morning to find...
Posted On 28 Apr 2016 at 2:12 pm

Police spy on Caroline Lucas, file shows

A police unit set up to monitor extremists has been spying on Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas for eight years, newly released files show. The Guardian is today reporting that former Green Party leader Ms Lucas was logged as attending the Stop the MFE demonstration in April...
Posted On 28 Apr 2016 at 11:54 am

Moped rider, 65, breaks both arms in Hove crash

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision between a van and a motorcycle in Hove which left the biker with two broken arms. At about 8.30am on Friday 22 April, a white Citroen Berlingo van and a Vespa motorcycle collided in Portland Road, Hove, at the pedestrian crossing near...
Posted On 28 Apr 2016 at 10:08 am

Brighton and Hove’s three MPs speak with one voice on EU referendum

Brighton and Hove’s three MPs – representing three different political parties – have penned a joint article making the case for remaining in the European Union (EU). The joint article – headlined “Why staying in the EU is good for Brighton’s small businesses” – was published on...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 10:03 pm

Tragic Western Road lorry death no longer being treated as murder

The tragic death of a young Hove man who died under the wheels of a Tesco lorry is no longer being treated as murder. Georgi Yaschuk, 23, of Cambridge Road,  Hove, died after being hit by a lorry at 2.40am on Sunday 10 April. It appeared there had been a fight beforehand...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 6:26 pm