Murray’s mint as he helps send Brighton & Hove Albion into FA Cup 5th round

West Bromwich Albion 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (AET) The Seagulls are into the last 16 of the FA Cup after finally overcoming Championship side West Brom. Albion missed a host of first-half chances, including Leon Balogun hitting the bar with a header from an Anthony...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 11:25 pm

Half time with Hodges – West Bromwich Albion 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

The Seagulls are again being held by West Brom in the FA Cup clash of the Albions – this time at the Hawthorns. Brighton and Hove Albion should be in front in this fourth round replay though. Leon Balogun hit the bar from an Anthony Knockaert corner and Florin Andone has...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 8:51 pm

Back garden houses to fund conversion of old family home in Brighton into flats

An old family home in Brighton is to be renovated and turned into flats, with two houses built in the back garden. Owner Ben Evans, whose family has owned and lived in the house in Preston Park Avenue for 100 years, said that it needed modernisation and repair and the cost of its...

Old flint cottages to make way for student flats

A tiny community looks likely to double in size after a four-storey block of student flats was given planning permission. The plans are for a brick building to replace two traditional flint cottages at 41 and 42 Park Wall Farm Cottages, in Station Approach, Falmer. Concerns were...

Brighton to have year-round night shelter for rough sleepers

Brighton is to have a year-round night shelter for rough sleepers, if a funding proposal by the council’s ruling Labour group wins approval. Labour council leader Daniel Yates said that £250,000 would be spent on the plans, subject to a vote later this month. The all-year round...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 3:01 pm

Art gallery bids for alcohol licence

Visitors to private views and events at the Phoenix Gallery could enjoy a drink with their art if an application for an alcohol licence goes through. Owners of the gallery in Waterloo Place, Brighton, want to host plays, films and live music as well as set up a bar on the ground...

Former Seagulls player jailed for fake sex abuse blackmail plot

A former Albion winger has been jailed for blackmailing an elderly man into paying him nearly £50,000 by threatening to make fake allegations of sexual assault. Gavin Geddes, 46, of Vale Avenue, Brighton, denied the charges but after a jury found him guilty, he was sentenced at...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 2:20 pm

Sleeping man slapped woman in Brighton pizza restaurant

A man who had been sleeping slapped a woman worker in a pizza restaurant in Brighton. Sussex Police released security camera pictures of the man suspected of slapping the staff member and asked for the publc’s help to identify him. The force said: “Police are seeking to identify...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 8:27 am

Teenager tasered in Brighton as police return him to prison

A wanted teenager was tasered in Brighton as police arrested him to return him to prison. Sussex Police said: “A teenager wanted for breaching the terms of his licence has been tasered and recalled to prison. “Connor Mackay was arrested following an incident in the early hours of...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 8:10 am

All police leave cancelled for a month after Brexit

Sussex Police has cancelled all annual leave for a month from Friday 29 March – the date when Britain plans to leave the European Union, known as Brexit. The decision to cancel all leave was taken because of fears that Britain and the EU may not have agreed a deal. Police chiefs...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019 at 12:05 am