24-hour off-licence ‘sold booze to street drinker after he walked into bus’

A shop accused of selling alcohol to street drinkers was caught serving a homeless person who had just drunkenly walked into the side of a bus, councillors heard this week. Police requested a review of Border Store’s 24-hour alcohol licence after reports it was serving...

How dry socks and clean teeth are helping save lives on the streets of Brighton and Hove

A rough sleeper who hadn’t brushed his teeth for months was brought to tears by the simple act of giving him a toothbrush and toothpaste – thanks to a homeless charity’s innovative mobile hygiene vans. Off the Fence has run a day centre in Portland Road, Hove,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 2:37 pm

Tributes paid to victim of seafront car murder

Tributes have been paid to the 20-year-old man who died yesterday after being struck by a car driven into a crowd on Brighton seafront. Suel Delgado from Crawley was named by his football club, Loxwood FC, who said they will miss his “cheeky smile, energy and jokes”....
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 2:19 pm

Brighton man caught with 6,600 child porn images jailed for three years

A Brighton man has been given a prison sentence totalling more than three years after being found with more than 6,600 child porn images on his computer and USB sticks, despite a previous conviction and a court order prohibiting him from possessing such material. Terence George...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 1:18 pm

Churchill Square asks for gifts for sick children to put under its charity Giving Tree

Churchill Square is making an appeal to the community for help with collecting gifts, which will be donated to a local charity, as part of the shopping centre’s hugely popular Giving Tree campaign. Churchill Square visitors are being kindly asked to visit the three special trees,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 12:05 pm

Hove boxer nominated for charity award

Hove NHS worker took part in a charity boxing event to get herself into shape and fell so in love with the sport she now trains others and fights in semi-professional bouts across the UK. After taking part in the event for aspiring boxers, Aimee Edwards, became ‘hooked on...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 11:48 am

Royal Pavilion Gardens wins money to draw up regeneration plan

More than £200,000 of Lottery money has been awarded to draw up detailed plans to improve the Royal Pavilion Gardens. The National Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded initial support* and development funding of £214,400 to progress plans to improve and enhance the historic garden...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 10:59 am

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) and BABii entertain at Brighton’s Concorde 2

!!! (CHK CHK CHK) + BABII – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 01.12.19 In a Brighton room that, it seemed, went from empty to 80% full in a matter of seconds, Margate’s BABii instantly made the Concorde 2 her own personal space – full of newly devoted fans. We’re not...

Brighton lifeboat crew joins search for man in sea at Hove

The volunteer Brighton lifeboat crew joined an extensive search for a man who was reported to have gone into the sea in Hove late last night (Monday 2 December). They were joined by fellow volunteers from the RNLI in Shoreham, as well as the coastguard, with support from a...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 8:06 am

Sculptor selected for Brighton suffragette statue

Mary Clarke was the first suffragette to give her life for women’s right to vote but there is no public memorial to her anywhere in the country. Brighton, where she lived and worked, has few memorials to women and no statues of women other than of Queen Victoria. The Mary Clarke...
Posted On 03 Dec 2019 at 7:32 am
12