Vegans wearing pig masks storm McDonald’s

A group of angry vegans wearing pig masks stormed McDonald’s this evening. The protesters are from the same organisation, Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) who have staged protests in Greggs, Hisbe, Waitrose, Jamie Oliver and the Touro steakhouse. They arrived at the fast food...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 9:13 pm

Woman found dead above Brighton pub

Paramedics and police were called to The Great Eastern today after a woman was found collapsed above the Brighton pub. Passers-by called 999 after hearing cries for help from the upstairs window just after 9.30am. Police cars and ambulances lined the bottom of the street this...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 5:06 pm

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 2: Friday 10th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new and up-and-coming artists as possible during the three day event, which took place right across the city of Brighton & Hove at...

Teenage gang goes on £5k wrecking spree in Portslade park

A teenage gang went on a wrecking spree in a Portslade Park this week, smashing equipment and leaving shattered glass and twisted metal on the ground. Four teenagers were spotted smashing the wooden walkway and other equipment at Warrior Park on Monday evening, causing damage the...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 4:28 pm

New medical centre plans submitted

Plans to build a new medical centre in Oxford Street have been submitted. St Peter’s and North Laine medical centres merged last autumn, while plans for a new medical centre were being drawn up. A public consultation was held last December, and last week plans submitted by...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 4:24 pm

Hove burger bar gets 2am licence

Late-night burgers will go on sale at a Hove burger bar after the owner impressed councillors with his application. Joe’s Burgers in Church Road can open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights after receiving approval from Brighton and Hove city councillors. Concerns were...

Hove Lawns noise complaints ‘not getting through’

Complaints about noise and anti-social behaviour around events on Hove Lawns are not getting through to the people who need to know. Neighbours living in the Brunswick and Adelaide ward have raised multiple issues of noise and drunken behaviour with councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty...

Cocaine gang ordered to repay £180k of drug money

Five men who were jailed for a total of 67 years for trafficking more than 120 kilos of cocaine into Brighton and Hove have now been ordered to repay more than £180,000 overall of their ill gotten gains. Confiscation Orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) were made against...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 11:54 am

Two charged over drug dealing connected with murder of Abdul Deghayes

Two people have been charged with offences linked to the investigation into the murder of Abdul Deghayes in Brighton on February 16, after being arrested yesterday. Daniel McLeod, who is already remanded in custody charged with Abdul’s murder, has been further charged with...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 11:42 am

Leader’s farewell message

In under a week I will be stepping down as leader of the council and handing over to the next leader. It’s fair to say that this year has been both exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. However, the opportunity to ensure that the council delivered on some of the many...
Posted On 17 May 2019 at 12:01 am