Councillors relax licensing rules for Brighton venue

A seafront restaurant can hold drinks-only events after an application to relax its licence was granted. In the downstairs part of the Brighton Beach Club, known as the Milkmaid Pavilion, customers could only have a drink previously if they were seated, eating and being served by...

Brighton man jailed for sex assaults on young girls

A pensioner from Patcham has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting two girls in the 1970s. Peter Kerridge, 69, was convicted of carrying out the attacks in Brighton when he was in his mid-twenties. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 14 October): “A Brighton man...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 7:03 pm

‘HRH Punk Weekender’ report

‘HRH PUNK’ 02 ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD 5&6.10.19 Three of the Brighton & Hove News Music Team should have been heading north for a special weekend away to see some local Sussex bands appearing in Sheffield at the inaugural ‘HRH Punk Weekender’ two day event. However, our trip...

Pankhurst fire spread within seconds says passer-by who spotted fire

A passer-by who watched a fire rip through a block of Brighton flats as he called 999 says it was terrifying how quickly it spread. The Brighton man was driving past when his young son spotted what was then a small fire on a balcony of the block in Pankhurst Road on Friday,...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 2:56 pm

Met issues amber warning for thunderstorms this afternoon

The Met Office has just issued an amber weather warning for thunder across the south of England this afternoon. The warning for thunder and heavy rain, issued shortly after 1pm, is in place from 4pm to 9pm tonight. The BBC’s forecast currently says lightning will start at...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 1:44 pm

Can you escape Preston Manor this Halloween?

A new escape room challenge is being hosted by Brighton’s most haunted house this Halloween. The mission will lead teams through the elegant rooms of the Edwardian manor house in Brighton, where they must collect crucial evidence and solve escape-room-style puzzles. The...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 11:52 am

Housing or rewilding? Debate over future of Brighton’s golf courses hots up

The future of Brighton’s council-owned golf courses is provoking a strong debate as the clock ticks down to the deadline for bids. The council wants to re-let the sites at Hollingbury and Waterhall, and is inviting bids for leisure or conservation uses. But the city’s...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 11:50 am

JOHN….I’m only rockin’

JOHN + DITZ + FRAUDS – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 12.10.19 The Hope & Ruin in Brighton was literally buzzing last night, as they had a full schedule of acts on the go. Downstairs Acid Box Promotions internal were putting on an early show from 6pm-8pm with Axis: Sova...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 11:49 am

Brighton Marina land owner prepares to sell up

Land Securities is reported to be close to selling a £650 million portfolio of properties which includes a significant part of Brighton Marina. The company owns a lease for the Marina’s commercial properties, including the cinema, bowling and restaurant complex and the Asda...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019 at 11:21 am