Dodgy offy’s new incarnation unlikely to get 3am licence, manager told

A new manager who wants to reopen a late night off licence which neighbours said was a magnet for antisocial behaviour has been told it’s unlikely to be allowed to open until 3am. International Food and Wine closed in April last year after its licence was revoked for...

Clock Tower ‘gunman’ released under investigation

A teenager who was arrested by armed police after reports of a gunman in the city centre has been released while investigations continue. The man was swooped on by armed officers yesterday morning by the Clock Tower in Queen’s Road while police vehicles closed the road....
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 6:15 pm

New site for tenants to report dodgy landlords online coming soon

A new online reporting system is being developed to make it easier for people to report problems with poorly managed and maintained private rented housing in Brighton & Hove. The move comes after the council successfully bid for £34,820 of Government money to pay for the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 6:03 pm

A new way of looking at local democracy

Spending hours on end in council meetings may not seem like fun for many people, but it is something I enjoy. When adverts started appearing for the local democracy reporter service more than I year ago I thought “I fancy that”. At the time I was teaching on the...

Brighton flasher held in prison while awaiting sentence

A flasher from Brighton must stay in prison to await his sentence after he admitted exposing himself to teenage girls. Sussex Police said: “A man charged with carrying out 16 counts of indecent exposure in Brighton over more than two years has pleaded guilty at court. Edward...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 11:08 am

Pride drug dealer shouted homophobic abuse at fellow train passengers

A man who hurled racist and homophobic abuse at revellers heading to Brighton Pride has been jailed for more than four years. Ryan Brown was heading to Pride himself when he threatened to ‘knock a woman out’ and shouted racist and homophobic terms at train passengers. The...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 10:04 am

What Brexit has achieved – it’s got people talking about politics

Usually in politics when you talk about a word starting with B and ending in T which people take notice of, you are talking about the budget. For local government it’s the local budget which affects how hundreds of millions of pounds are spent on local services – some of which...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 12:40 am

Wise words on the next big thing

Those of you too young to conjure up an image of Ernie Wise (a quick Google may help) will not find the next sentence as enlightening as it will be to those who treasure memories of “Eric and Ernie” over Christmases long past. But it is now only 34 years, in 1985, that Ernie Wise...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019 at 12:30 am