Brighton off-licence makes case for extended hours

A high-end wine and beer merchant looks likely to get a new licence after positive noises from councillors. Louise Oliver, owner of the Seven Cellars off-licence, in Dyke Road, Brighton, near the Seven Dials, presented her case to sell single cans of craft beer and stay open for...

Noise patrol ends as ‘field officers’ take on troubleshooting role

Late-night noise patrols are coming to an end in December in Brighton and Hove. People complaining about noisy parties will have to wait until the next day before one of the city’s new field officers comes to deal with the problem. Hearing this left Leila Erin Jenkins, who...

Public will pay if we banish private-sector efficiency

Take a quick look at your surroundings and you will see that almost everything you own, and services you use, are provided by dynamic private companies. Who would ever suggest that the government, and especially the local council, could provide these goods and services? There are...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 6:31 pm

Brighton double murder trial – victim’s mother tells of pornographic claim

The mother of one of two nine-year-old girls murdered in Brighton told a jury that she was aware of allegations that her daughter Nicola Fellows had been the subject of a pornographic film. Susan Eismann, formerly Fellows, said that she had heard about the claim made by the...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:52 pm

Brighton double murder trial – Jury hears mother describe harrowing search for missing girls

The mother of a murdered nine-year-old girl from Brighton gave harrowing evidence through her tears about her desperate search for her missing daughter. Michelle Johnson, the mother of Karen Hadaway, described how the police told her to leave the search to them. At the Old Bailey...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:10 pm

Problem with payment cards hits thousands of passengers

Train passengers had problems buying tickets all afternoon (Tuesday 30 October) after a payment system malfunctioned. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) was one of the companies affected by the problem and blamed the MasterCard “payment portal”. The glitch affect card-only payment...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:06 pm

‘Madchester’ legend to appear at inaugural Fish Festival

Yes I know the heading sounds mad and indeed it is, however I do believe that one can expect much frivolity and jollyment in Sussex on Saturday 24th November. The reason for this light-heartedness is the announcement by the Fish Brothers of the first ever Fish Festival which is...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:00 pm

Dreadzone announce 19-date spring tour and Brighton is on the list

It seems that 2019 is already shaping up nicely on the Brighton gig front with many acts already booked to appear right across the town. You can now add the wonderful Dreadzone reggae stars to the list, as they are again going to be filling up the Concorde 2 on Saturday 23rd...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 1:11 pm

Brighton double murder trial – defence accuses victim’s father

The father of one of two nine-year-old girls killed in Brighton in 1986 was complicit in the sexual abuse of his daughter, a jury at the Old Bailey was told this morning (Tuesday 30 October). Barrie Fellows – the father of Nicola Fellows – was accused of making...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 10:46 am

Brighton man jailed for breaching restraining order

A Brighton man has been jailed for breaching a restraining order after harassing a woman at her home and failing to keep to a previous sentence dished out by the courts. Joshua Coomber, 28, known as Josh, has been jailed for six weeks, having previously been handed a four-week...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 9:09 am
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