Babes in the Wood double murder trial – Jury goes out to consider verdict

The jury in the Babes in the Wood double murder trial has been sent out to consider its verdict. The six men and six women are being asked to consider whether former roofer Russell Bishop, 52, is guilty of murdering two nine-year-old girls – Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway – in...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 12:21 pm

Brexit – a way forward

I’m sure many people are now very tired of hearing about Brexit, which is understandable. However that doesn’t change the fact that we are facing one of the biggest national crises since World War Two if, as seems possible, Britain crashes out of the European Union in...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 11:27 am

Talk of the town tackles isolation and loneliness

With such a range of challenges to our city’s economy, security and communities facing us currently, I often wonder where to start. However, sometimes the answer lies in simple solutions to the bigger issues. Often these don’t require new council services but support for and...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 9:43 am

Hove community group hands charity £1,750 raised at street party

A Hove community group has handed over a cheque for £1,750 to a bereavement charity after raising the money at a street party. The money was raised by 4 Streets in Hove which brings together people living in Belfast Street, Brooker Street, Connaught Terrace and Stirling Place....
Posted On 09 Dec 2018 at 12:01 pm

Johnny Moped set to return to Sussex

Amazingly enough, over the past 40 odd years I hadn’t actually seen Johnny Moped perform live until I saw them supporting The Damned at the Brighton Dome last month, and jolly good they were too! Johnny Moped is actually the name of the 5-piece punk band as well as being the...
Posted On 09 Dec 2018 at 1:42 am

Brighton man slates 20 per cent parking permit rise for high-emission cars

A Brighton man has criticised a 20 per cent rise in the price of residents’ parking permits for high-emission cars as a stealth tax on families. Martin Cooper said that the £33-a-year increase would hit some of the poorest hardest even though they had previously been given...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018 at 8:32 pm

Why our rivals pose a threat to the community and voluntary sector

I have never made a secret of my liberal Conservative views but recently I had to promote them to an audience of community and voluntary sector representatives, at the Community Works hustings. Slightly nervous that I would be perceived as a caricature of “Tory”, driven by...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018 at 8:00 pm

Council chiefs urged to crack down on noisy student houses

Constant anti-social behaviour from student houses saw one Brighton resident ask the council to take action. David Mead, of Upper Lewes Road, told members of Brighton and Hove City Council that people were suffering sleep deprivation due to excessive noise and that the situation...

Punk night at The Albert as Hagar The Womb set to play rare gig

The Prince Albert at the top of Trafalgar Street, Brighton will have its windows booming and walls shaking on Friday 18th January 2019 as there is to be a night of punk revelry, as Hagar The Womb are in town.  Hagar The Womb are a U.K. female fronted punk band, who were part of...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018 at 6:59 pm

Albion swept away at rainy Turf Moor

Burnley 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion lost away to Burnley in a game played in foul weather. The Clarets’ England defender James Tarkowski scored for the home team five minutes before half time. Albion had a few chances. The best of them was a Jurgen Locadia header...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018 at 6:41 pm