Jury sees footage of Shoreham air show crash – with video

A jury watched footage of the Shoreham air show crash at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London today (Thursday 17 January). Some of the footage was filmed from inside the cockpit of the 1955 Hawker Hunter fighter jet showing its final moments –...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 9:27 pm

Tougher rules agreed to restrict growth of student houses across Brighton and Hove

Restrictions on new shared houses across Brighton and Hove have been given the go ahead by councillors. Members of the Brighton and Hove City Council Tourism, Development and Culture Committee unanimously agreed to introduce an “Article 4” restriction on houses in...

Brighton and Hove beach hut owners win licence reprieve

Beach hut owners will continue to have their original licence arrangement with Brighton and Hove City Council. Owners were outraged at plans for increased fees and charges of up to 1,378 per cent. At its meeting today (Thursday 17 January) the council’s Tourism, Development...

Housing protesters quiz council over homes planned in Whitehawk

Campaigners fighting proposals for flats on Whitehawk Nature Reserve are concerned about the level of publicity about the plans. According to activists asking questions at the Brighton and Hove City Council Housing and New Homes Committee yesterday  (Wednesday 16 January), many...

Circus company agrees not to bring animals to perform in Hove

Animals will not be performing at a circus when it comes to Hove seafront this summer. A campaign to end animal performances at Zippo’s Circus, which comes to Hove Lawns every year, saw a 5,000-signature petition and Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion,...

#Newdoorneeded after drugs raid police show themselves in to Brighton home

Police officers broke a door in two during a drugs raid on a Brighton home yesterday morning. A man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering following the operation at Zion Gardens, off Queen’s Road. Officers later tweeted these pictures, with the comment “We can...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 2:54 pm

Lewes line to be closed for engineering work this weekend

Rail passengers travelling via Lewes are advised to check before they travel this weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, January 2019, as Network Rail continues work on a major upgrade of the Seaford line. Network Rail engineers will be working to renew switches and crossings, the...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 1:56 pm

Knifemen stab cashier during Brighton post office raid

A gang of three masked knifemen raided a Brighton post office last night, stabbing a member of staff before making off with cigarettes and cash. Patrols are being stepped up as a result of the robbery, which is believed to be an isolated incident. Police have released CCTV images...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 1:30 pm

Brighton i360 brings in retail expert as new boss

The Brighton i360 has appointed retail expert Ian Hart as the seafront attraction’s new general manager. Mr Hart, 58, from Rustington, lectures at Brighton Business School, at Brighton University, and has worked with various brands including Marks and Spencer, the Body Shop and...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 1:20 pm

Queen’s Road closed as armed police swoop on suspected gunman

Armed police swooped on Queen’s Road this morning after reports of a gunman. Witnesses said officers pounced on a man leaving a vape shop near the Clock Tower, following reports he was carrying an air rifle. A 19-year-old is now in custody on suspicion of possession of a firearm...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019 at 10:26 am