Simple Minds singer’s brother threatened to kill a fan of the band

The Brighton-based brother of Simple Minds singer, Jim Kerr, threatened to cripple, assault and murder two superfans who left a negative online review for the band, a court was told. Paul Kerr, who turns 56 tomorrow, embarked on a vicious campaign of harassment and stalking...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 6:27 pm

Two men jailed for drug dealing in Brighton

Two men have been jailed for drug dealing in Brighton after being caught with cannabis and cocaine. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 16 October): “Two men have been jailed for 32 months each after admitted to supplying more than £23,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 3:37 pm

Sophie And The Giants – talent waiting to break big!

SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS + RUBBER JAW + SOMETHING LEATHER – THE GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 15.10.19 Sophie And The Giants – store that name into your memory box, OK? As it’s a name we reckon that you will be hearing more and more as time goes on. They were closing their...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 3:13 pm

CCTV of missing Hove woman at Seven Sisters released

Sussex Police have issued new CCTV of missing woman Joanne Bennett. The new image is of Joanne after she exited the number 12A bus which runs from Eastbourne to Brighton. Joanne is believed to have got off the bus at the Seven Sisters bus stop around 4pm on Monday (October 14)....
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 2:32 pm

18-month Rottingdean road layout trial starts next week

Rottingdean High Street is getting a new 18-month trial layout to try and get traffic to flow more easily and improve air quality. Work to install a chicane, no stopping box and a ban on right turns from West Street is to start next Friday, October 25. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:41 pm

Suspected gunman released as investigations continue

A man arrested following an armed raid on a Brighton house has been released by police as the investigation continues. The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was sent to Richmond Road yesterday lunchtime following the pre-planned raid on Monday night. The road was sealed off while...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:37 pm

Three arrested over attack on man in Duke Street

Police investigating an assault on a 60-year-old man in Duke Street, Brighton, have arrested three people in connection with the incident. The man was reportedly kicked and punched by a group of people at about 8.35pm on Sunday (13 October) and had liquid poured on him. He was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:15 pm

Second new-to-Brighton store to open in Hanningtons development

The new Hannington’s Lane development is to get its second permanent new-to-Brighton store when premium cosmetics shop Rituals opens next week. The revamp of part of the former department store on North Street and the creation of a new lane has been widely praised on...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019 at 12:03 pm

Brighton students’ neighbours demand action

People living in a block of flats who have put up with building works and now noisy student neighbours just yards away are demanding action from the council. Milner Flats resident Alicia Mackie has sent an open letter to Brighton and Hove City Council cataloguing the issues that...

High cost of housing is driving out young talent, warns business leader

High house prices are driving young professionals out of the area and damaging the local economy, a senior official warned today (Tuesday 15 October). The result was a shortage of staff at the start of their careers in a labour market where Brexit was just one of the current...