400 student flats planned for Brighton bus depot and supermarket site

Two sites in Brighton have been earmarked for at least 400 student flats
 including the bus depot in Lewes Road. The bus company is expected continue to operate from the site which is near a number of other blocks of dedicated student flats. At least 250 flats are allocated for...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 2:49 pm

Couple caught on camera fly-tipping fined £300

A former councillor turned detective this week after he caught a couple fly-tipping a mattress outside his home – and his quick thinking helped land them with a £300 fine. Just watched this pair of jokers drag a mattress down Sussex Square and fly tip it in Eastern Road. To...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 2:14 pm

Stalkers and death threats – the dark side of being a woman politician

As I write this it is just over two years since a British MP, Jo Cox, was murdered in the street in her own constituency. Over recent years many threats of death, sexual violence and physical assault have been made across the political spectrum, with several cases reaching the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 1:17 pm

Did you film knifeman at Preston Circus?

Police have today appealed for help in tracing a member of the public who might have filmed a man allegedly with knives. A report was received that a man was seen in Preston Circus, Brighton with a knife at 9.08pm on Wednesday, June 13. Officers quickly arrived on scene but...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 1:06 pm

‘Crushing’ defeat lifts immediate threat hanging over Hove beach hut owners

Beach hut owners will be consulted on a new licence agreement with Brighton and Hove City Council. Concerns that the authority was riding roughshod over hut owners were raised after the annual licence fee and the hut transfer fee were increased along with new wording introduced...

Is it any wonder we’re losing faith in politicians?

The last couple of weeks have exposed me to why the British public are losing, or have lost, faith with many of their politicians. For over a decade the council debated the future of the Royal Pavilion and City Museums, and a report identifying the benefits of moving them into a...

Modern Toss launches two beers for ‘upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons’

Brighton cartoonists Modern Toss are branching out into lager and ale with the launch of two canned beers for “upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons”. The small-batch brewed beers, irreverently named Horse Piss and Ditch Scooper, have...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:20 pm

Abusive 999 caller from Hove jailed after biting PC

A persistent nuisance caller from Hove has been jailed after ignoring a ban on dialling 999 or the non-emergency police number 101. He also bit a police officer who went to arrest him. David Peapell, 51, of Dyke Road, Hove, was jailed for 11 weeks after being found guilty of...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:19 pm

Former Dutch cop takes top job at troubled train firm

A former Dutch police officer has been appointed to restore order to the the timetable chaos blighting the lives of people in Brighton and Hove. Go-Ahead Group has appointed Patrick Verwer as chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in place of Charles Horton. Mr Verwer...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 11:43 am

All changes to council owned buildings could be decided in public after Hove Library row

All planning applications involving council-owned buildings could be decided by councillors in future after a long-running row over controversial changes to Hove Library. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee may be asked to discuss any planning applications for the...