Brighton firm faces questions over £237m collapse of investment business

A Brighton internet marketing firm is facing questions over the £237 million collapse of an investment business. Surge Group PLC, of Portland Street, Brighton, has also been asked to return the £58 million that it made from the failure of London Capital and Finance (LCF). The LCF...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 4:53 pm

The Great Escape puts on early sampler gig in Brighton

COUNTY LINE RUNNER + MYSTIC PEACH – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 28.03.19 Things have seemed to have kicked off mighty early this year for The Great Escape New Music Festival as they opened up this years account with a teaser gig tonight up at the Hope & Ruin on Queens...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 3:54 pm

Music venues call for more help from council

Music venues have asked for more help from the council in supporting the city’s multimillion-pound industry. Grassroots Brighton and Hove is a new organisation made up of representatives of the city’s smaller and mid-sized music venues set up to promote the music...

Two charged with drug and knife offences after stop and search

Two men have appeared in court accused of dealing hard drugs after police found crack, heroin and a knife in a car they stopped in Cheapside. Lloyd Earle, 24, a painter of Steele Road, Tottenham, London and Tavari Cabey, 19, unemployed of Cromwell Street, Birmingham, have both...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 1:54 pm

Petition urges council to pause work on Old Steine revamp

More people signed a petition asking the council to pause work on a revamp of the Old Steine area of Brighton than took part in the consultation process. The petition objecting to the proposed road layout favoured by the council – known as Valley Gardens phase three –...

Brighton Housing Trust in merger talks with mental health charity

Brighton Housing Trust in merger talks with the mental health charity Sussex Oakleaf. They said that the aims of the merger included extending services for clients and tenants, strengthening and protecting their joint financial position and increasing opportunities for further...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:31 am

More cuts at the Argus as three roles set to go

Three more journalists have been told their jobs are set to go at the Argus, including business editor Peter Lindsey. Picture editor Allan Hutchings and one role on the sports desk are also up for the chop, pending the usual consultation. The news follows the sudden departure of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:09 am

Date night ended in drunken crash, court hears

A date night ended in a drunken disaster when a young driver crashed into parked cars in Hove while more than three times over the limit, a court heard yesterday. Carl Madgwick, 25, and his partner Sam Dedman had been out for a night in Crawley, bowling followed by dinner, when...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:06 am

What politics means and why it matters in Brighton and Hove

A few years ago, when asked about the origin of the word “politics”, I found that the Ancient Greeks described it as the “affairs of the cities”. Today it describes so much more. We know “politics” is an attempt to describe how society is organised and how we are governed but it...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 10:48 am

Homeless woman attacks 89-year-old OAP

An 89-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a homeless woman outside a Brighton supermarket. A woman is appearing in court today charged with assault with intent to rob, but police have appealed for more witnesses to come forward. Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said;...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 9:57 am
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