Hove man charged with having £30k drugs haul

A Hove man has been charged with having drugs worth an estimated £30,000 after a raid by detectives. Leon Flanigan, 55, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday 9 October) and brought before magistrates today. He has been remanded on bail to appear before a crown court judge on Thursday...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 9:56 pm

Council pulls plug on £228 million King Alfred scheme

The latest £228 million scheme to build a new leisure centre and hundreds of flats on the King Alfred site on Hove seafront has been formally ended. There were suggestions that Brighton and Hove City Council could forgo a £15 million government grant towards the cost of providing...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 6:13 pm

Former Tory leader quits party

The former Conservative leader in Brighton and Hove has quit the party. Councillor Tony Janio will now sit as an independent member of Brighton and Hove City Council. He resigned he said for “personal reasons” but declined to comment further. Others pointed to the timing which...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 4:52 pm

Kiwi band Miss June arrive in Brighton

MISS JUNE + BERRIES + BLUE STRAGGLERS – LATEST MUSIC BAR, BRIGHTON 09.10.19 Wonderful New Zealand band Miss June were in town this evening as part of their ten date 2019 ‘Bad Luck Party’ UK Tour, which thus far has entertained crowds in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 4:40 pm

Brighton beach rapist jailed for 16 years

A predatory rapist is starting a 16-year prison sentence for attacking two women he befriended while they were alone and upset. Mohammed Joinal, 29, unemployed, of West Street, Sompting, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Wednesday (9 October) having been convicted after an...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 4:35 pm

Councillors hit out at being kept in the dark over Cityclean tensions

Councillors are being kept in the dark over continuing tensions between council managers and union reps which, they say, are standing in the way of modernising the city’s waste collection. An independent report into industrial relations at Cityclean commissioned in August...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 1:50 pm

People with long-term health conditions urged to claim free flu jab

People in Brighton and Hove with long-term health conditions are being urged to claim their free flu vaccination now to protect themselves from becoming seriously ill this winter. Brighton and Hove health chiefs said: “Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 12:41 pm

Search for Brighton sunset newlyweds

Do you know this newly married couple, pictured enjoying a spectacular Brighton sunset last weekend? Photographer Ben Nazarko said: “I spotted these newly-weds on Sunday. I wonder if anyone knows them? I’d love to send them a print if I knew who they were.”
Posted On 10 Oct 2019 at 11:37 am

Student landlord’s plans for another shared house rejected

A student landlord has been denied permission to turn another Brighton family home into a shared house because of cramped communal space. The tiny dining room would mean its occupants would use a conservatory as a living room, causing noise nuisance. Property developer Rivers...

Plans for new doctor’s surgery approved

A new medical centre is coming to the city centre to house two merged doctor’s surgeries. Plans for the four-storey building in Oxford Street, Brighton, were unanimously approved by the city council Planning Committee on Wednesday, 9 October. Green councillor Sue Shanks...
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