Brighton builder jailed over axe robbery of security van

A Brighton builder has been jailed for more than five years for helping rob a security van in Hove where the driver was threatened with an axe. The van was robbed in Conway Street, Hove, on Monday 19 November last year by men who fled on scooters and Marli Casaletto was arrested...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 11:02 am

Brighton man jailed for people trafficking

A Brighton man has been jailed for three years for his role in a huge people trafficking racket. Arie Ali, 27, of Ashton Rise, Brighton, was found guilty of conspiring to help unlawful immigration into the UK. He denied the charge and is understood to be submitting an appeal...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 10:59 am

Animal rights protesters claim retaliatory strike on London Road McDonald’s

Animal rights protesters have claimed responsibility for smashing a window at London Road McDonald’s on the day a vegan protester was in court charged with causing criminal damage there. Dylan Roffey, 23, of Terminus Road, Brighton appeared in the dock at Brighton...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 10:33 am

A new dawn

In my last article I laid out a number of issues that the new Prime Minister would have to address. I was encouraged to hear these mentioned not only when the Boris Johnson delivered a speech from the steps of Downing Street but also during his statement of “Priorities for the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 12:05 am

If Boris Johnson really wants to unite our country, here’s what he should do

As your recently elected council leader, I’m excited about leading our council to face the challenges of climate change, the housing and homelessness crisis and austerity, while promoting equality in our city – but government policy has been a major obstacle in front of us. We...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 12:01 am

Better rights for homeless people in Brighton and Hove given cross-party support

Brighton and Hove may become the first city in the country to adopt the “Homeless Bill of Rights”. The bill was devised by the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless – known as FEANTSA – in November 2017. It has been...

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying….. Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘Into The Woods’ by Hawkwind (Selected Video) My old mates...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 4:30 pm

Recently retired Brighton and Hove councillors recognised for 250 years of service

Dozens of recently retired Brighton and Hove councillors were recognised today (Thursday 25 July) for more than 250 years of public service. Mayor Alex Phillips proposed conferring the title of honorary alderman and alderwoman on 10 of those with the longest and most senior...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 3:20 pm

Mass of small bubbles sure to overflow as Froth announce Brighton gig

Froth formed in Los Angeles in 2012 and are a trio that consists of JooJoo Ashworth (vocals/guitar), Jeremy Katz (guitar/bass) and Cameron Allen (drums). They are coming over to these shores for an exclusive 5-date UK tour in September that kicks off on Sunday 8th September at...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 2:56 pm

Reggae artist finally says ‘No More War’

Reggae artists can come from right across the spectrum regarding their thought processes, but seldom have many been in the headlines during their career more than Yellowman. If some of the lyrics to The Shamen’s ‘Ebeneezer Goode’ could be used to describe a character, then surely...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 12:58 pm