Brighton airline pilot sentenced for trying to groom 14-year-old boy

An airline pilot from Brighton has been spared prison by a judge who sentenced him for trying to meet a child for sex after online grooming. Gary Morris, 46, from Brighton, was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for a year by Judge Edward Bindloss at Newcastle Crown...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 9:06 pm

Brighton and Hove’s rough sleeper crisis becomes focus of party political tussle

The rough sleeper crisis in Brighton and Hove has become the focus of a party political battle. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth has criticised the Labour-led council for its “demoralising” response to questions about the crisis. But Labour has hit back, blaming...

Aussie bands give Sticky Mike’s a raucous send-off

SKEGSS + DUMB PUNTS + BEACHTAPE – STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR, BRIGHTON 29.11.18 Oh how I truly wish that this evening had been my final Sticky Mike’s gig, as it was the most boisterous affair I have ever witnessed at the soon to close Brighton venue. In Brighton there is always...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 6:52 pm

Christmas drink driving crackdown starts tomorrow

The annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving starts tomorrow (Saturday 1 December). Sussex Police said: “A total of 56 people died in road traffic collisions in Sussex last year, 13 of which involved a drink driver – representing 23 per cent of all fatal collisions in...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 3:12 pm

Sea Lanes pool set to sail past planning

A wave of support for a seafront swimming pool goes before Brighton and Hove planners next week. First mooted as a 50 metre pool in 2015, the current application for Sea Lanes in Madeira Drive is for a 25 metre pool on a temporary basis for five years. When the plans were first...

Chilean student threatened after refusing thug a cigarette

An 18-year-old international student was threatened by a man in Brighton after refusing to give him a cigarette. The student, from Chile, was approached by the man in London Road around 8.15pm on Tuesday evening (November 27). The man asked for a cigarette and the victim crossed...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 2:07 pm

Disabled man’s electric bike ‘lifeline’ stolen

An electric bike that is a transport lifeline for a Huntington’s Disease sufferer has been stolen from outside a shop in Brighton. The Haibike electric mountain bike, worth £4,000, was stolen from outside Luna Deli in Lewes Road during a brief ten minute period around...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 1:41 pm

Zero affordable homes in Met College development

None of the new homes the Met College wants to build to help finance its new extension will be affordable, councillors will hear next week. The Greater Brighton Metropolitan College wants to build a £16million creative and digital industries centre on its Pelham Street car park....

Punk band 999 back in Brighton

999 + NUFFIN’ – PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 29.11.18 The first band on tonight blew me away, it’s the first time I had seen them – and for very good reasons: Nuffin’ formed in Caterham in ‘76 and their ‘77 Roxy Club gig featured on LWT’s documentary “1977: The Year of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 12:01 pm

Brighton burglar who stole Christmas taunts cops on Facebook

A teenage burglar who is on the run from police taunted cops on Facebook when they ran a wanted appeal yesterday. Sussex Police have offered a reward of £1,000 in their search for Harry Avis, from Swanborough Drive, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018 at 10:02 am