Did someone fail a bench test outside Hove shop?

A new bench outside a supermarket in Hove has rapidly proved to be something of a talking point – and the butt of dozens of jokes and quips. A few feet from the Co-op shop window in The Parade, in Hangleton Road, the bench faces the store from close quarters. Dog walker Kelly...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018 at 8:55 pm

Jail for Brighton kidnap suspect who left girl, 8, with post-trauma stress

A Brighton man who was charged with trying to kidnap and carry out a sex attack on an eight-year-old girl has been jailed for 11 years. Michael Belhawla, 24, of Auckland Drive, Bevendean, grabbed the terrified girl from behind, bundled her to the floor and put his hand over her...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018 at 7:18 pm

Sussex come up short against Middlesex in County Championship

Middlesex v Sussex Result: Middlesex (169 and 232) beat Sussex (171 and 175) by 55 runs. Sussex faltered and Middlesex broke into the race for promotion from the Specsavers County Championship second division with the hosts’ fourth victory in five matches at Lord’s today (Friday...

A23 to reopen in Brighton as nine-hour rooftop siege ends

The A23 was closed to traffic during the rush hour as police tried to coax a man down from the roof of a building in Brighton. The nine-hour siege – on top of the Brewdog pub building in Grand Parade – ended shortly after 9am. Two police cars were damaged as the man...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018 at 9:27 am

The SoapGirls haven’t murdered anybody

THE SOAPGIRLS + HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN & UNCLE PEANUT + PENNY BLOOD – PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 29.8.18 On my journey into Brighton to see The SoapGirls, I had a good inkling of what to expect, having heard some of the hype and snippets of banter. The sisters, Noemie and...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018 at 12:16 am
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See out August in style with the Meow Meows Summer Party

If you are in Brighton on Friday 31st August and fancy seeing out the month in style, then you can do wrong by heading down to the Hope & Ruin in Queens Road as Brighton’s very own boys and girls ska band The Meow Meows are hosting their riotous summer party. You can grab...
Posted On 30 Aug 2018 at 7:51 pm

Lottery bosses award £230k to help restore Brighton church

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a £232,200 grant to St Mary’s Church towards the cost of major building repairs to its entrance frontage overlooking St James’s Street in Brighton. The grade II*-listed parish church, which was built in 1878, stands one block from the sea and...
Posted On 30 Aug 2018 at 12:30 pm

Thug attacks passenger on Brighton bus

A thug attacked a fellow passenger on a Brighton to Eastbourne bus. Sussex Police said that officers wanted to identify a suspect caught on the bus’s security camera. The force said: “Sussex Police would like to identify this man in connection with an assault in...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018 at 8:21 pm

Portslade man jailed for online grooming

A Portslade man has been jailed after trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex. Ian Collard, 28, unemployed, now of East Street, Littlehampton, was jailed for two years at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 28 August). He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Brighton...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018 at 4:00 pm

Family pays tribute after Brighton carpenter, 20, dies in crash

Tributes have been paid to a 20-year-old carpenter from Brighton who died in a crash in Ditchling at the weekend. Sussex Police said: “Joe-Joe Higgins was driving a black Volkswagen Golf north on the B2112 Common Lane when it left the carriageway and collided with a tree at about...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018 at 3:40 pm