Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers under way

The annual Christmas and new year crackdown on drink and drug drivers is about to get under way, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Increased patrols and stop checks will be carried out throughout this month, when there tends to be more social occasions which could result in...
Posted On 15 Dec 2019 at 11:44 am

Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2019

The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this year’s Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date order. Enj...
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 9:57 pm

Albion Groyne smashed in storm

The end of the Albion Groyne next to the Palace Pier has collapsed into the sea. The groyne has been cordoned off but members of the public have been spotted standing at the end. Huge piles of shingle have also swept over the upper half of the walkway. Last night, high tides...
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 7:24 pm

‘Setting Sons’ 40th anniversary tour closes in Brighton

FROM THE JAM – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 13.12.19 It is bitterly cold down due to the sea breeze down on the seafront tonight, as a line begins to form around the iconic Brighton venue of Concorde 2. After only about ten minutes of waiting the frozen fans are let into the warm,...
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 2:56 pm

Hove man jailed over Pavilion Gardens stabbing in Brighton

A Hove man has been jailed for 12 years after he stabbed a man in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, in Brighton. Arron Owston will also serve three years on licence after his release from prison. His victim Lukasz Sinkowski survived, having been in a coma in hospital after the attack....
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 10:59 am

Four Streets in Hove to screen How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A community group in Hove is holding a free outdoor cinema screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Four Streets in Hove is showing the seasonal favourite in the car park in Belfast Street, by the corner of Stirling Place. The car park is just south if the Urchin pub. The...
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 8:56 am

‘New Music Festival’ coming to Brighton – 12 artists, 2 stages, no clashes!

Concert promoters Hidden Herd have announced details of their exciting ‘Hidden Herd Festival 2020’. Once again, it will take place at Brighton’s Patterns on Saturday 21st March, with doors opening at 12:30pm and curfew at 10pm. This massive one-day new music event will...
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 4:26 pm

Brighton murder case ends with jury unable to reach verdict – new trial ordered

The jury in the Abdul Deghayes murder trial has been discharged this afternoon (Friday 13 December) after being unable to agree a verdict. A new trial before a new jury has been scheduled to start on Tuesday 2 June. Deghayes, 22, of Chadborn Close, Brighton, died after he was...
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 3:21 pm

Commuters donate thousands of socks and coats

Commuters have helped two charity campaigns by donating coats and socks this winter. Volunteers for the city’s first Wrap Up Brighton and Hove coat collection campaign last month collected 2,126 coats and 820 warm items from the station as well as community centres and churches....
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 3:10 pm

New Model Army march into Brighton

NEW MODEL ARMY + SEAN MCGOWAN – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 12.12.19 Tonight, we took a break from all of the political shenanigans and headed on down to the ever popular Concorde 2, which is located on Brighton seafront, in order to catch a much anticipated set from New Model...
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 1:09 pm