Man charged after robbery at Hove arcade

A man has been charged after a robbery at an arcade in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 16 January). The 29-year-old was arrested yesterday after the robbery was reported the day before. The force said: “A man has been arrested and charged with a Hove robbery. “Police...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 9:52 pm

Council to set up ‘homeless reduction board’ to tackle rough sleeping

Almost a thousand people have been found sleeping rough in Brighton and Hove over the past two years. More than half of the 876 rough sleepers were found more than once by staff from the council or other organisations. The figures were included in a report to councillors at a...

We investigate the buzz surrounding Holly Macve

HOLLY MACVE + THE HANGING STARS + PORTLAND BROTHERS – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON 08.01.20 There’s been a buzz about Holly Macve for some time, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to see what the fuss was all about. Opening support comes from The Portland Brothers, who are a...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 8:24 pm

Housing chiefs agree to keep rents on new-builds as low as possible

Councillors have agreed to try to keep rents as low as possible for people moving into new council houses and flats in Brighton and Hove. Some councillors were worried about fairness and the possibility that existing tenants would subsidise new tenants as a result of the policy....

Greens criticise Labour’s rush to push through golf course plans

The Greens have criticised Labour for rushing a decision about one of the two golf courses where the land is expected to be re-leased in the coming months. But Labour said that it had to act quickly to replace the income that would be lost when the current contracts came to an...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 1:42 pm

Yet another rain warning issued

Just as Brighton was beginning to dry out after Tuesday’s deluge, another weather warning for rain has been issued. The Met Office put out the yellow be aware warning this morning, to warn of heavy rain from 3pm today across the south of England. Its Brighton forecast says...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 1:23 pm

Rescued dog waiting all her life to be rehomed

A Brighton dog rescued by the RSPCA has been waiting nearly all her life to be rehomed. One-year-old Akira arrived at the RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre in March 2019. But ten months on, she is yet to find her forever home. Jenny Wells, from the Sussex, Brighton & East...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 12:23 pm

Student housing set to become homeless flats

A block of student flats is set to be converted into short term homes for homeless people as the council moves to bring emergency accommodation in-house. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee last night recommended bringing the Gladstone Court in...

Nine arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and robbery in Brighton and Hove

A new police squad has made nine arrests in the past week as officers investigated suspected drug dealing and a robbery. The Tactical Enforcement Unit, which started work last month, arrested a man and a woman after obtaining a drugs warrant to enter a flat in Donald Hall Road,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 10:12 am

Green solutions for Waterhall and Hollingbury – and a missed opportunity

Back in June 2019, Green councillors were told that the “time was up” on the lease for two council-owned assets in the city – the Hollingbury and Waterhall golf courses. They are currently operated by company MyTime Active on behalf of the council. Due to a decline in membership,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 12:05 am