Police object to Brighton car hire firm’s plan for Pride cocktail bar

If it was any other weekend, a car hire company’s plan to run a cocktail bar might not have faced objections from Sussex Police. But the police made their objections clear at a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel hearing today (Monday 16 July). They objected to two...

Brighton and Hove Albion fasten goalkeeper position as they sign David Button

Brighton and Hove Albion have added Fulham and former Tottenham goalkeeper David Button to their ranks. Button signs for an undisclosed fee a few weeks after the club secured Jason Steele from League 1 Sunderland. Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “We’re delighted to bring a...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 6:59 pm

Brighton Women’s Centre finds new home for food bank

Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) has found a new home for its weekly city centre women-only food bank and drop-in sessions. And BWC said that it also planned to run some new services for people living in high-need areas. From Wednesday next week (25 July) the food bank and drop-in...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 6:50 pm

No rain for a month as Met Office declares June Sussex’s driest since 1921

No rain has fallen in Brighton and Hove since a spot of drizzle on June 17 – with the last heavy rainfall in the area recorded on 30 May. The Met Office says last June was the driest in Sussex since 1921 – although the summer as a whole has some time to go before it...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 6:24 pm

Arsonists torch Brighton church leader’s coach

A community has rallied round to help a church leader after arsonists broke into the church grounds and torched the coach he was transforming into a motor home. Neil Hilton had parked the 1991 Dennis Javelin coach in the grounds of the Hillview Good News Centre on Hodshrove Lane...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 5:41 pm

Two women and their pink flamingo rescued after drifting out to sea off Brighton beach

Two women who drifted out to sea on a giant inflatable flamingo were towed back to Brighton beach yesterday afternoon. Brighton’s seafront office was alerted to the pair’s plight at about 4pm yesterday, and launched their patrol boat to come to their aid. The team has...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 4:49 pm

Two missing people from Brighton and Hove found safe and well

Two people who went missing separately in Brighton and Hove have been found safe and well. They turned up within days of Sussex Police issuing public appeals to try to find them. Jessica Pusey, 17, from Hove, was found in the town on Saturday morning (14 July) less than 48 hours...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 3:10 pm

Burnt out bus becomes Portslade school’s chill out zone

A bus which caught fire at the Old Steine three years ago has been transformed into a chill-out space and quiet learning area for Portslade schoolchildren. Nathan Enticknapp, Frank Clasen, Steve Boreham and Neil Miles from Brighton & Hove Buses worked alongside parents,...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 1:25 pm

OAP bus passenger breaks elbow after seafront crash

An elderly woman broke her elbow after a bus she was travelling on crashed with a car on Brighton seafront. The crash happened just before lunchtime on Wednesday, 27 June. Police today launched an appeal for any witnesses to the crash to come forward. A spokesman said: “A...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 11:03 am

Nobody investigated Airbnb balcony collapse

The collapse of a balcony at an Airbnb flat in Brighton two years ago which injured several guests was not investigated by anyone, it has emerged. A lawsuit lodged against Airbnb by the four guests who plunged two storeys has now been settled, Brighton and Hove News understands....
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 10:27 am
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