Brighton primary pupil brought knife into school

A Brighton junior school pupil brought a vegetable knife into school this week. Parents of some pupils in the same year at Stanford Junior School were told of the troubling incident in a letter sent home yesterday afternoon. But following that, rumours circled in the playground...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 6:14 pm

Brighton Labour councillors demand increase in housing benefit

Labour councillors are demanding an increase in housing benefit levels to reflect the lack of social housing in Brighton and Hove. The city’s Housing Committee chair is calling on fellow councillors to help lobby the Government to increase benefits so people aren’t...

The Divine Comedy Brighton concert report

THE DIVINE COMEDY + MAN & THE ECHO – BRIGHTON DOME 16.10.19 Oh how I was looking forward to this almost-sold-out night at the Brighton Dome. It’s been a good few years since I last sat The Divine Comedy, and my memories were of a joyous romp through a slew of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 4:18 pm

Calls for ban of fur and leather on council land

A new councillor is to call for a ban on the sale of fur and perhaps even leather on council-owned land in her maiden speech next week. Labour councillor Theresa Fowler believes people are buying real fur thinking the item is synthetic from public markets. She is putting the case...

More school crossings to be debated next week

Creating safer routes for schools will be debated by city councillors next week after more than a thousand parents supported a campaign. Green councillor Sarah Nield started the petition calling for more crossings and road markings around every school in the city. As of this...

Simple Minds singer’s brother was also targeted on Facebook, jury told

The brother of Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr was also targeted on Facebook, a jury was told this morning (Friday 17 October). Paul Kerr, 56, of Warwick Mount, Montague Street, Brighton, is accused of stalking three people online, putting two of them in fear of violence. But, at...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 1:32 pm

Woman sexually assaulted at station

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted at Southwick station. British Transport Police said today (Friday 18 October): “Do you know who this man is? “Officers investigating a sexual assault at Southwick station on (Friday) 23 August are looking to identify him in...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 12:36 pm

Serial burglar jailed for North Laine cafe raid

A serial burglar has been jailed for six months for smashing into a North Laine coffee shop and stealing a till drawer and a charity tin. Stephen Fidler, of no fixed address, appeared at Brighton, was caught soon after the burglary at Trading Post Coffee Roasters in Kensington...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 10:19 am

Simple Minds superfan tells jury about campaign of abuse by singer’s brother

A Simple Minds superfan has told a jury about a long campaign of online threats and abuse conducted by the brother of the pop band’s frontman. Paul Kerr, brother of singer Jim Kerr, left threats and made claims about rape in a series of posts on Facebook targeting superfans John...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 10:15 am

Fans queue for new Albion store

Brighton and Hove Albion’s retail arm returned to central Brighton this morning after an absence of nearly six years in the city centre. The new store in Brighton’s main shopping mall takes over the from the unit formerly occupied by clothing giant Zara. Albion offered the first...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019 at 9:48 am
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