Hove bar loses drinks licence after police find repeat evidence of drug use

A popular cocktail bar has lost its alcohol licence after high levels of cocaine were found in the toilets. The Gin Tub in Church Road, Hove, failed three drug swab tests carried out by Sussex Police over a seven-month period. Cocaine was found in the toilets and bars, as well as...

Brighton and Hove’s policy vision picked apart by Independent

A policy vision for the future of Brighton and Hove was picked apart by Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh. She criticised Brighton and Hove City Council’s new “corporate plan”, dismissing it as “a dizzying array of actions” with “no measures of success”. Councillor...

Brighton and Hove councillors seek more powers to tackle problem party houses

The problems caused by party houses have prompted councillors to call on the government to grant them greater powers to crack down on owners. The plea for more powers won unanimous support despite an email from one online operator, Airbnb, promising to make improvements....

Super Sunday – THE show in Brighton this Christmas!

This winter season’s exciting new circus event for kids and families at the Brighton Dome has started, heralding the start of the school holidays! With performances from 17th – 27th December, this madcap group of Finnish acrobats bring a festive flavour to the city...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 2:42 pm

Brighton drug dealing gang jailed for 30 years

Five members of a Brighton drug dealing gang have been jailed for 30 years by a judge at Hove Crown Court. They sold cocaine and cannabis worth tens of thousands of pounds in Brighton and Hove after bringing it to the city from Southampton. The gang were caught after a series of...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 1:02 pm

Councillors condemn scaremongering by ex-Moulsecoomb Primary sponsor

Negative and “scaremongering” comments about a school which faces being turned into an academy were condemned as councillors agreed to call for an Ofsted reinspection. The second sponsor lined up to take on Moulsecoomb Primary School after it was rated inadequate in...

Brighton property experts prepare for charity bike ride to next Invictus Games

The Brighton and Hove Property Consortium is preparing for a fundraising charity bike ride to the opening ceremony of the next Invictus Games in The Hague next May. It will be the fifth charity bike ride organised by the consortium – made up of people who work in the property...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 10:35 am

Rail commuters told not to travel as flooding hits Brighton mainline

Passengers using the Brighton Main Line this morning are being urged not to travel as flooding on the railway is severely impacting services. And meanwhile the M23 has also been closed between junctions 10 and 11 in both directions because of high waters, leaving both commuters...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 8:49 am

Spread Christmas cheer – it’s a great time to donate or volunteer

As we head into the last weekend before Christmas, if you are anything like me, life becomes a whirlwind, rushing about trying to get everything done in time. Every year something disappears or falls off the list. Last year, I couldn’t find the wrapping paper. It came to light in...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 12:10 am

Bauhaus drummer’s daughter bringing her band ‘Automatic’ to Brighton

Los Angeles post-punk trio Automatic has announced a European tour, with over 15 dates in February 2020. An appearance at The Hope & Ruin on Queens Road has now been confirmed. This is an immediate upgrade from the Latest Music Bar announcement. Since the release of their...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 10:05 pm