Brighton landlord fined £5k for turning house into flats without permission

A Brighton landlord has been fined £5,000 for turning a house into flats without planning permission. Jobie Lee Edwards, 32, Bazehill Road, Rottingdean, pleaded guilty to breaching an enforcement notice when he was taken to court by Brighton and Hove City Council. Edwards turned...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:34 pm

Wanted man arrested in Brighton and sent back to prison

A wanted man has been arrested in Brighton and sent back to prison after breaching the terms of his release licence. Jerome Anicet, 31, was recaptured in Brighton, having been spotted in the town since the probation service asked the police for help in finding him. Anicet was...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:17 pm

Brighton jeweller landed with £1.1k bill for Hove fence offence

A Brighton jeweller has been landed with a four-figure bill after he ignored an order to take down a fence, gate and shed at his home in Hove. Jeremy Hoye, 51, of Aymer Road, Hove, was fined £300 and ordered to pay £850 towards the cost of the prosecution by Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:03 pm

Thieves steal from three Brighton delivery drivers

Thieves have stolen cash, a wallet and a phone from three delivery drivers in Brighton in separate incidents just a few days apart. Sussex Police warned delivery drivers to lock their vehicles to make it harder for thieves to strike. The force said: “On (Tuesday) 26 July more...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 2:16 pm

i360 fireworks postponed because of weather

The i360 opening night fireworks display has been postponed because of the weather. A spokesman for the i360 said: “High seas on the Channel caused by a storm off the Sussex coast have prevented the fireworks boat from being able to travel to Brighton beach today so British...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 11:26 am

Forest Hill or Forest Hole? That sinking feeling returns for Brighton and Hove commuters as line closes again

Engineers are looking into the Forest Hill sinkhole again and have closed the line between East Croydon and London Bridge. Thousands of commuters from Brighton and Hove were told to expect cancellations and delays and advised to use alternative routes or other means of transport....
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 9:17 am

‘Dippy hippy’ Green candidate in Brighton by-election says running a business while ill with leukaemia highlighted her fight and strength

The “dippy hippy” Green candidate in the East Brighton by-election tomorrow (Thursday 4 August) said that running her old business while ill with leukaemia highlighted her fight and strength. Mitch Alexander said: “Upon seeing photos of me on the election leaflet, I have heard...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:59 pm

University and Brighton MP welcome approval for 2,100 new student homes

Sussex University has welcomed the approval given for 2,100 new student homes at its Falmer campus along with a new student union building. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby also praised the decision – made this afternoon (Wednesday 3 August) by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:34 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls sign Oliver Norwood from Reading

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Northern Ireland international Oliver Norwood for a so far undisclosed fee from Championship rivals Reading. The Burnley-born former Huddersfield Town and Coventry City midfielder started his career at Manchester United. Earlier in the day the...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:26 pm

Four more family homes to be built on old playing field site in Hove

Four more family homes are to be built on the site of an old playing field in Hove. The two pairs of four-bedroom semi-detached houses are to be built in the grounds of the long-closed Alliance and Leicester Sports and Social Club, off Rowan Avenue, in Hangleton. The Lions Gate...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 4:53 pm