Trans hate crimes and incidents soar 43 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of transphobic hate “incidents and crimes” went up 43 per cent in the past year, councillors were told today (Monday 1 July). “Disability motivated” incidents and crimes rose by 27 per cent, those that were religiously motivated went up 10 per cent and there were 2 per...

Anger erupts over ‘undemocratic’ community grants delay

Anger erupted over the future of funding for charities and community groups in Brighton and Hove as a vital report was delayed without a vote today (Monday 1 July). One councillor described the process as undemocratic while another said that “the timetable for funding our...

Two Hove men banned for driving after taking drugs

Two men from Hove have been banned from the road after being caught driving having taken drugs during the annual Christmas crackdown in drink and drug driving. One was found to have taken cocaine – and to be just over the legal limit – while the other had three times as much...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 6:17 pm

Brighton man jailed for sexually abusing young girl

A Brighton man has been jailed for 14 years for sexually abusing two girls. Jonathan Pelling, also known as Jon Pelling, 39, of Glynde Road, Brighton, was convicted of five offences against his two victims. Sussex Police said today (Monday 1 July): “A man is starting a 14-year...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 2:13 pm

Driver hunted over near miss with Brighton knife attack suspect

A driver is being hunted by detectives investigating a knife attack on a woman in Brighton. Police believe that the driver had a near miss as the attacker ran off across the A270 Lewes Road after slashing a woman’s face. They hope that the driver will be able to remember the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 1:51 pm

No fines issued to beach litterbugs

No fines were issued to the litterbugs who dumped 23 tonnes of rubbish on the beach last weekend. The council’s new in-house environmental enforcement team started making “frequent visits” to the beach, including weekends, in May. But on Saturday and Sunday, the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 1:03 pm

Brighton Acoustic Club plays host to the Bombadils

The Brighton Acoustic Session plays host to international guests this month. The Bombadils, a Canadian duo, are due to play at the Lord Nelson, in Trafalgar Street, Brighton, this evening (Monday 1 July) with the session starting at 8pm. The Brighton Acoustic Club said: “Nova...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 1:55 am

Nine arrested during animal rights protest at Brighton supermarket

Nine people have been arrested during an animal rights protest at a supermarket in Brighton. They were among a group of about 40 protesters who went into Waitrose, in Western Road, Brighton, on Saturday (29 June). The Direct Action Everywhere protesters said that they lined up in...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019 at 1:29 am