Man jailed for running sex ring which used Brighton hotel

A man has been jailed for running a sex ring which trafficked 19 women and prostituted them from a number of hotels, including one in Brighton. Hong Chin, 45, was given a four-year prison sentence at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London today...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017 at 7:50 pm

Man held for murder after woman stabbed to death in Brighton house

A woman was found stabbed to death in a house in the Fiveways area of Brighton this morning (Thursday 26 October). A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, Sussex Police said this afternoon. The force said: “Police have launched a murder...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017 at 4:45 pm

Brighton secondary school celebrates record student numbers

A Brighton secondary school has more students than at any time since it first opened, the chair of governors has announced. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) said that it has 886 students on its books for the 2017-18 academic year. Jim May, who recently took over as...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017 at 12:59 am

One-time Mark E Smith’s Fall band members Brix & The Extricated set to play Brighton gig

Brix & The Extricated who released their “rollicking debut album” (as quoted by Q Magazine) ‘Part 2’ and their latest single ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ both on 22nd September on Blang Records are playing a gig in Brighton at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on Thursday 2nd November as...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 11:39 pm

Developer vows to turn the Astoria into Brighton ‘Rox’ within two years

A London developer has bought the old Astoria cinema in Brighton and has vowed to demolish it and build 70 flats on the site by the end of 2019. Ktesius, the developer, has joined forces with an investment firm called Cogress, also based in London, to bring “vitality to the area”...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 11:20 pm

Man suffers burns in fire in top-floor flat in Brighton

A man was treated for burns after a fire in a top-floor flat in Brighton yesterday evening (Tuesday 24 October). The blaze, near the Seven Dials, was one of two fires in flats tackled by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service last night. The fire service said: “Hove and Preston...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 6:31 pm

Brighton’s Green Door Store hosts a truly outstanding gig!

The Green Door Store, below Brighton Station, has surely delivered a memorable music night that will be remembered fondly for many years to come! On the bill tonight (Tuesday 24th October 2017) were three local really decent electronic music acts that are well ahead of the game...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 4:19 pm

Campaigners urge Brighton hospital boss to share more information about cuts and bed capacity

Campaigners have written to the chief executive of Brighton’s main hospital trust urging her to share more information about bed capacity and proposed financial cuts. Sussex Defend the NHS wrote to Marianne Griffiths, the chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 3:53 pm

North Street reopens to traffic

North Street has reopened to traffic today, after complete resurfacing of the road finished ahead of schedule. Buses have been running up and down the busy road again since this morning after several weeks of having to divert along the seafront instead. The works, which started...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 3:40 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi warned she could lose freedom of Brighton and Hove if she doesn’t speak out over Myanmar ethnic cleansing

Brighton and Hove councillors are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to take whatever action she can to improve the situation in Myanmar, or they will consider withdrawing the Freedom of the City from her. The cross-party motion, which will be heard at a full council meeting next...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 3:24 pm