Sitting Labour councillor survives heated selection meeting – as air conditioning fails

Sitting Labour councillor Peter Atkinson survived a heated selection meeting this evening – after the air conditioning failed and the mercury edged towards 40C. For once the hot air couldn’t be blamed on the politicians in the room as everyone present sweltered. Councillor...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 9:38 pm

Police ask for help identifying suspected Brighton bank card thief

Police have asked for help identifying a man suspected of stealing a bank card in Brighton. Sussex Police issued a security camera image of the man this afternoon (Thursday 26 July). The force said: “Police investigating the theft of a bank card have released this CCTV image of a...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 9:15 pm

Senior Green councillor to stand down

A senior Green councillor has announced that he will be standing down next May. Ollie Sykes, 51, has represented Brunswick and Adelaide ward on Brighton and Hove City Council since May 2011. Councillor Sykes, who works as a manager for the Environment Agency, said: “It’s been an...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 8:27 pm

Neighbours oppose plan to build flats on synagogue

Neighbours are objecting to plans to build flats on the site of an orthodox synagogue. The Brighton and Hove Hebrew Community plans to replace its existing synagogue, community hall, nursery and rabbi’s house within the new complex in New Church Road, Hove. As well as...

Old phone box could become cocktail bar for Brighton Pride

Margaritas and cosmopolitan cocktails may go on sale from an old phone box in New Road during Brighton Pride if the owner is granted a licence. Greg Ackerley runs the Dialling In coffee bar out of the former phone box and wants a licence to sell alcohol during Brighton Pride on...

Brighton shop manager treated in hospital after being attacked by suspected shoplifter

The manager of a Brighton shop needed hospital treatment after being attacked by a suspected shoplifter. Sussex Police released a security camera image of the suspect who is being sought over the assault. The force said: “The suspect was challenged by the manager at Sainsbury’s...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 1:06 pm

Man suffers smashed jaw in ‘nasty’ Brighton seafront attack on 30th birthday

A man suffered a smashed jaw after being attacked on the seafront in Brighton on a night out to celebrate his 30th birthday. The victim, from Hove, needed reconstructive surgery and has had plates fitted to his jaw. His injuries were so severe that specialists will need to carry...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018 at 11:06 am

Petition puts spotlight on period poverty in Brighton and Hove

Parents are making a choice between putting food on the table and paying for sanitary products. Discovering this problem prompted a mother of two teenage girls, Sam Whittaker, to start a petition along with Denise Friend and other members of Labour Women, calling for free...

Cold snap in April added to pressure on A&E, Brighton and Hove health chiefs told

Cold weather in April may have caused a spike in the number of patients turning up at accident and emergency (A&E) departments, health chiefs were told. This may have contributed to A&E targets to see patients within four hours being missed at Brighton and Sussex...

Albion sign World Cup winger for club record fee

After weeks of speculation the Seagulls have signed Alireza Jahanbakhsh from the top-flight Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for what is thought to be a club record fee of £17 million. The 24-year-old Iranian international has signed a five-year contract with Brighton and Hove Albion until...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018 at 7:51 pm