Triptych 2020 – Day 1 report

HILANG CHILD + ABI WADE + CUBOZA – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 16.01.20 The Fourth annual Triptych event hosted by Love Thy Neighbour is officially underway. The Hope and Ruin will see three days of good music. The first day features Hilang Child, Abi Wade and Cubzoa. The...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 4:32 pm

Brighton couple behind bust holiday company sued for bankruptcy by private school

The couple behind a party house company which suddenly went into administration last year have been successfully sued for bankruptcy by a private school. Neil and Michelle Stonehill were the director and company secretary of Brighton Holiday Homes, which suddenly closed in May,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 3:54 pm

Thugs who bottled Korean student referred under unduly lenient sentence scheme

A member of the public has asked the Attorney General to recommend increasing the sentence of two thugs who bottled a Korean student. Louis Barrett, 19, and Bradley Garrett, 18, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court in October for their part in the shocking attack on Yehsung Kim in...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 3:24 pm

Temperatures set to plunge – but blue skies mean no snow for Brighton

Brighton and Hove is set to experience sub-zero temperatures this weekend – but the skies are forecast to remain blue with no wintry showers. The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert, saying there is a 70% chance of severe cold weather from 6pm on Sunday to...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 2:38 pm

Sex strangler jailed for 17 years

An abusive man who strangled his partners during sex for kicks has been jailed for 17 years. Neil Scott-O’Connor was first reported to police by a 17-year-old girl who had a “first date from hell” with the washing machine repair man. After being questioned by...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 2:26 pm

Council buys another multimillion-pound office block

The city council has bought another multimillion-pound office block in central Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council announced this week that it had bought Lyndean House in Queen’s Road for £5.6 million. The four-storey building, south of the Gloucester Road junction, is...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 1:58 pm

Bucket collections raise more than £6k for homeless charity

Local homelessness charity Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), has raised £6,528 in its 2019 Christmas street collections for its rough sleeper day centre. All money raised will support the work of First Base, BHT’s day centre which provides basic services for rough sleepers, as well...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 10:12 am

First look at new health hub on Brighton General site

An artist’s impression and video of how the new health hub planned for the Brighton General site have been released today. The modern hub would be built close to the Grade II listed Arundel building at the top of Elm Grove, replacing a number of unlisted buildings, many of...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 9:49 am

Taxi firm dropped from council’s troubled home to school transport service

A taxi firm has been dropped from Brighton and Hove City council’s troubled home to school transport service with immediate effect. The council has been contacting the parents and carers of dozens of children who are affected by the sudden decision to end the contract. The firm...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 8:41 am