UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police

The UK’s first cannabis restaurant was one of three addresses raided by police in Brighton today – but the owners insist the “significant quantity of herbal cannabis” seized is legal industrial hemp. Officers executed a warrant at Canna Kitchen in Duke...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 7:58 pm

Hove Labour Facebook group suspended after slew of anti-Israel posts

A Facebook group for Hove and Portslade Labour members has been suspended because it was over-ridden with posts criticising the Israeli government. The admins of the group pulled the plug last night after warning that it would be shut down following a review of the local...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 7:49 pm

Brighton Conservatives tell of their Brexit blues

Brighton and Hove’ Conservatives have blamed Brexit for turning their safe seats into marginals at last week’s elections. Tory candidates clung on by just a handful of votes in Hangleton and Woodingdean, while Withdean went completely Green and an independent won a...

Community plans campaign against student flats

A community meeting is to be held over fears about what plans for a large block of student flats could mean for the neighbourhood. Developer McLaren Property has submitted plans for buildings ranging from five to seven storeys with 378 student bedrooms as well as offices and...

Unions threaten strike action at Longhill over slashing of SEN budget

Members of four unions at Longhill School say they are prepared to strike in protest at a £140,000 cut to the school’s special educational needs budget. Longhill, in Falmer Road, Rottingdean, has suffered the same funding crisis as schools up and down the country, and the...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 3:05 pm

Massive crash blocks A259 in Portslade

A huge crash in Portslade which has left at least one car crumpled and fragments littering the carriageway over a large area has partially closed the A259 this afternoon. One man fled the scene but was detained by members of the public. A man has now been arrested for dangerous...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 2:58 pm

Jail for speeding driver who tried to blame it on stranger

A driver who falsely nominated a stranger for a speeding offence he committed in 2017 has since been jailed. On the evening of 25 September 2017, a blue Vauxhall Corsa was caught travelling at 37mph in a 30mph zone on the A259 Marine Parade, Brighton. A Notice of Intended...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 2:39 pm

Window ‘blown out’ of fifth floor flat

A window smashed onto the pavement this morning after apparently coming loose from a fifth floor flat off Church Road in Hove. Curtains were seen billowing out of the empty window after the glass and frame plummeted below shortly before 8am. Passer by Dave Hamilton, who took this...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 1:27 pm

Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs) Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs) was first created in 2015 in Liverpool, and Kneehigh are bringing back their re-imagining of John Gay’s infamous Beggar’s Opera to the...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 11:23 am

Twice-suspended Labour member faces fresh complaints after campaigning for suspended Labour candidate

A twice-suspended Labour member is facing fresh complaints after he posted a series of tweets urging people to vote for suspended Labour candidate Alex Braithwaite. Greg Hadfield was first suspended in 2014 for 11 months over claims he had bullied fellow members, including...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 10:21 am
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