Hove man’s racist and homophobic outbursts spur police to urge people to report hate crimes

A Hove man’s racist and homophobic outbursts have spurred Sussex Police to cite his case as the force urges people to report hate crimes. Stuart Robe, also known as Stuart Fergusson Robe, shouted a stream of racist abuse at 36-year-old Flamenco singer Abraham De Vega who was out...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 9:21 pm

Brighton detective recognised as role model

A Brighton detective has been given a national award to recognise how she has become a role model to the city’s police investigation team. Detective Chief Inspector Clare Shiel has won the services to detectives category at the Police Federation National Detectives’...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 4:04 pm

Dog dragged out of owner’s car reunited after Facebook appeal

A pet dog who was dragged out of her owners car by three men and driven away in a black 4×4 has been found thanks to the power of social media. Pip, a greyhound-Great Dane crossbreed, was being taken for a walk by her owner Edwin Lugg in Falmer Road, Woodingdean, on...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 2:22 pm

15-year-old language students attacked for refusing to buy drugs on Brighton beach

A group of Austrian students who were approached by people trying to sell them drugs on Brighton beach were set upon when they declined. Around 30 of the teenagers were sitting on the beach, just west of Palace Pier, about 9.15pm on Friday, October 5, celebrating a 16th birthday...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 1:57 pm

Brighton artist’s Madeira Drive painting accepted into national exhibition

A Brighton landscape artist’s painting of the Penny Lift on Madeira Drive is to be displayed at a prestigious London gallery. Tony Parsons’ oil painting has been accepted into the hallowed halls of the Mall Galleries in London after fending off hundreds of competitors...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:39 pm

Plans for new medical centre approved

Residents who use St Peter’s and North Laine Medical Centres are set to benefit from a brand new purpose built surgery under plans to merge the practices, which came a step closer with a council proposal to lease land to enable the development. Brighton and Hove City Council has...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:28 pm

Housing repairs for Brighton and Hove council tenants to be carried out by new in-house team

Council house repairs, refurbishments and customer services will be brought back in-house by Brighton and Hove City Council when the current 10-year contract ends. The work is currently carried out by the private contractor Mears along with other related work on council houses...

Man found passed out in his car banned from driving

A man found slumped at the wheel of his car in Brighton has been banned from driving for 23 month. Police were called to the incident in Black Lion Street about 4.17am on Saturday 14 July, where they discovered a motorist in a black Mercedes. The driver was identified as James...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 9:19 am

What difference would Jeremy Corbyn make to Brighton and Hove if he became PM?

I find myself chatting about political conferences, yet soon move on to the subject of just why people join political parties. It doesn’t take long to spot that, although I am in a discussion with a young entrepreneur, they are a fan of Jeremy Corbyn. Desperate not to pay...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:34 am

Find out what it’s really like to run Brighton and Hove

To judge from my inbox, responses at community meetings, online message boards, Facebook, Twitter and the myriad other forms of communication, there are a lot of people who have strong views about how councillors (including the leader of the council) could do things better. The...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:21 am