Build a better future by conserving Brighton’s past – and restoring the Madeira Terraces

We need to save one of Brighton and Hove’s most precious heritage assets – the Madeira Terraces – and I have a plan to do it. Brighton and Hove City Council should raise £20 million in six months and start work on all 147 arches within one year. The Labour council should stop the...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 10:57 pm

Jury unable to decide whether to convict dredger skipper over three deaths

A jury was unable to decide whether a dredger skipper was guilty of failing to maintain a proper lookout after three fishermen died on his watch. David Brooks Marr, 53, denied breaching the shipping regulations at Lewes Crown Court. His vessel, the Vertrouwen, had just left...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 8:20 pm

Brighton Marina to host winter wonderland inspired by family favourites

Brighton Marina is to host a winter wonderland inspired by family favourite stories and characters. The organisers have promised a “free fully immersive experience for the whole family”. They said: “Touch the snow, meet the characters, taste the treats and watch the performers.”...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 8:10 pm

Hove bar can trade over Christmas despite police concerns over drug-taking

A bar where police found traces of drugs – including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine – has been told that it can stay open over Christmas and the new year. The assurance was given to the owners as they wait to hear whether they will have to shut their business after Sussex...

‘Ants Invasion’ in Brighton and Bexhill

ADAM ANT + GLAM SKANKS – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL 03.12.19 & BRIGHTON CENTRE 06.12.19 Antmania spread across East Sussex last week, as the 1980’s “Dandy Highwayman” Adam Ant came to no less than two Sussex venues in order to perform his timeless “Antmusic” f...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 7:21 pm

Brighton delivery driver jailed for sex attack

A pizza delivery driver has been jailed for 12 years for carrying out a sex attack on a woman he was accused of kidnapping. Mamdouh Ramzi, 45, of Tillstone Street, Brighton, was told that he must serve at least eight years in prison for assault by penetration and the rest on...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 3:20 pm

Hospital apologises to rape survivor for branding her request for same-sex breast-screening medic as transphobic

The NHS trust which runs the Royal Sussex has apologised to a rape survivor for including her letter requesting a female-born medic for a breast-screening appointment as an example of transphobia. Gay rights campaigner Clare Dimyon, 54, went to the hospital just before Christmas...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 2:33 pm

Two ‘homophobic’ football fans arrested at Brighton match

Two football fans were arrested on suspicion of making homophobic gestures at the Brighton match against Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday. Sussex Police said today: “Two football fans were arrested following reports of homophobic gestures made at the Amex Stadium on Sunday 8...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 1:33 pm

Dredger’s skipper awaits jury’s verdict

The skipper of a scallop dredger is awaiting the jury’s verdict over whether he was guilty of failing to keep a proper lookout on the night three men died on his watch. David Brooks Marr, 53, denies breaking shipping law on the night that two Brighton men and a friend drowned a...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 9:52 am