Woman tells jury how Hove man stalked and harassed her

A woman has told a crown court jury how a man from Hove stalked and harassed her even after he was arrested by police. Nadia Iran, 30, who works for the post office in Portslade, said that John Dory, 53, threw bricks through her window, damaged her car and tried to block her from...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 10:41 pm

Joe Strummer inspired artist Emily Capell to play in Brighton

Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London with a story or ten to share. Raised on a diet of Johnny Cash, The Clash, The Smiths, Mod culture and the top 40, Emily’s approach to songwriting is eclectic. Featuring a mixture of blues, indie, pop and punk. Her musical...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 6:03 pm

Councillors seek support for suffragette statue in Brighton

Official support is being sought for a campaign to recognise a suffragette with a statue in Brighton and Hove. Mary Clarke co-founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and became an organiser in Brighton from 1909 to 1910. She was the younger sister of Emmeline...

The Stranglers announce last full production UK tour! Ruts DC support! Brighton Dome gig!

One of the UK’s most exciting, credible and influential British groups, The Stranglers have announced an extensive full production UK tour in October and November 2020 and have confirmed that this will be the last time they intend to play together in this way. The band have...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 3:44 pm

Fortune of War plans revamped beer garden

The Fortune of War is planning to celebrate freedom from building works by revamping its beer garden. The seafront pub in Kings Arches will no doubt be looking forward to this summer, the first since 2013 when major building and roadworks have not been going on right next door....
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 2:54 pm

Good Samaritan scrubs swastika from playground on Holocaust Memorial Day

A Good Samaritan was so horrified when he saw a picture of a swastika daubed on a Hove playground this morning that he went out and scrubbed it off himself. Jon Pike saw the photo of the fascist emblem and the slogan Nazis R Good when it was posted on Twitter by Jewish campaigner...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 2:15 pm

The BellRays & Los Pepes Brighton gig report

THE BELLRAYS + LOS PEPES + THEE SHERBERT PEARDROP EXPLOSION – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 25.01.20 Ears Blown! Well that was a successful night out, three bands on one roster at The Prince Albert, Brighton with an absolutely jam-packed venue to welcome these indomitable...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 12:44 pm

Man on trial for stalking two women

The trial of a man accused of stalking two women begins today. John Dory, also known as Malcolm Howell or simply Fish, appeared at Brighton Crown Court this morning. He is accused of stalking a Portslade woman from 31 May to 17 June last year by turning up at her work and home,...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 12:40 pm

Student who beat and controlled pregnant girlfriend spared jail

A student who subjected his girlfriend to a terrifying campaign of coercive control and beatings has been spared jail. Kai Wang, 21, kicked, punched and throttled his girlfriend even when she was pregnant, controlled her phone and isolated her from her friends and family. Today,...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 11:26 am

Counter petition to Amex glow campaign started

A counter petition has been started in response to calls for Brighton and Hove Albion to dim the Amex’s orange glow. The original petition, started by Steve Geliot, calls on the football club to “put out that light” – referring to the night-time lights...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020 at 9:39 am