Brighton and Hove Albion make deadline day signing from Chelsea

Albion have signed Chelsea defender Tariq Lamptey. The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the country, having made his first-team debut for Chelsea against Arsenal in the Premier League earlier this season. Head coach Graham Potter said, “We are really...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 7:32 pm

Pace of progress restoring Madeira Terraces prompts political row

The council came under fire for the glacial pace of progress of work to restore the Madeira Terraces. The criticism was made during a debate last night (Thursday 30 January) about whether to sell buildings or other assets to fund a full restoration of the Victorian seafront...

Hove MP presses Transport Minister over train fares

Hove MP Peter Kyle has urged the government to simplify train fares at Transport Questions in the House of Commons. The Labour MP asked has long been calling for a better deal for passengers from Brighton and Hove. Yesterday he asked what steps the Department for Transport was...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 6:21 pm

Albion fan who called Spurs player ‘monkey boy’ jailed for eight weeks

An Albion fan who taunted a black Spurs player calling him a ‘monkey boy’ has been jailed for eight weeks. George Reynolds, 24, of Shipley Road, Brighton, was challenged by other fans in the North Stand of the Amex stadium when he made the racist remarks and monkey...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 5:18 pm

It’s a bit early for ‘Breakfast’ or is it?

PEANESS + CURRLS – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 30.01.20 Heading to The Prince Albert after a day of drizzle and fog, I look forward to seeing some sunshine laden indie-pop from Chester girls Peaness to brighten up the day. Local concert promoters Melting Vinyl are overjoyed...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 4:58 pm

The Kaiser Chiefs send Brighton audience quackers!

KAISER CHIEFS + RAZORLIGHT + LIFE – BRIGHTON CENTRE 30.01.20 Roll up! Roll up! for the greatest show in town … a sensational magical show to delight the senses! The pre-set fairground music played during the interval gave us a clue to the treat that lay in store for...

On-the-run abuser who threatened murder and rape ‘with a smile on his face’ jailed in his absence

One of the victims of an abusive thug shook in the witness box today as she told how he had destroyed her life. Andrew Anderson was sentenced to four years in his absence at Lewes Crown Court this afternoon after going on the run before his trial had even started. Today, Nikita...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 4:06 pm

Salt Room welcomes new chef

A new chef is busy coming up with creations to replace Brighton’s most photographed dish. The Taste of the Pier dessert at The Salt Room on King’s Road has become a regular fixture on Instagram and Facebook since the fish restaurant first opened in 2015. But its newly...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 2:15 pm

Varndean plans new classrooms

Varndean School is asking for permission to build new classrooms and extend its dining area to make room for more pupils. The Brighton secondary school wants to remodel its science teaching area, build new teaching area on a stilted extension over the internal courtyard, and move...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 12:52 pm

Brighton and Hove cabbie denies raping passenger

Brighton and Hove cabbie Ajmal Hazraty has denied raping a woman after driving her home from a work Christmas party. At Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 31 January), Hazraty was given conditional bail until his trial in the autumn. The trial date has been set for Monday 14...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020 at 10:24 am