Councillors back plans to welcome more child refugees to Brighton and Hove

Councillors backed plans to welcome more child refugees in Brighton and Hove days after Holocaust Memorial Day. The cross-party motion won support from Labour, Green and Independent councillors. Green councillor Leo Littman made the case for Brighton and Hove City Council’s...

Steep hillside prompts developer to revise housing plans at Brighton site

A controversial housing scheme in Saltdean is back before planners because the land is so steep. The scheme, to build 32 homes on land off Falmer Avenue, was granted planning permission on appeal in 2017 after Brighton and Hove City Council initially rejected the application....

Decision due on 30 flats for young people on Brighton estate

Officials are urging planners to approve 30 low-cost homes for young people on a scrap of land behind a row of shops in Brighton. A decision on whether to grant planning permission for the flats is due to be made by members of Brighton and Hove City Council next week. The...

Bong leaves Albion for pastures new at Forest

Gaetan Bong has left Brighton and Hove Albion after nearly four and a half years at the club. The Cameroon international joined on a free transfer after playing for Wigan. Head coach Graham Potter said: “I have only worked with Gaetan for six months or so but I do know all about...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 7:41 pm

Two doorstep conmen prompt warning from Portslade councillor

Two bogus workmen have been reported calling on unsuspecting people in Mile Oak, a Portslade councillor warned today (Thursday 30 January). His warning was echoed by Sussex Police which said that doorstep fraudsters conned residents out of money “to carry out work on the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 5:10 pm

Let’s have a ‘Summer Party’ with Nancy & The Dolls

Everyone’s favourite ‘Daughters Of Anarchy’ – Nancy & The Dolls will be back in Brighton this summer. You might not recognise the new name, but this is indeed the next stage on the musical journey of the former Sex P*ssed Dolls. Brighton will be taken by storm as the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 3:46 pm

Vegan campaigners hit Brighton supermarkets to protest egg sales

The team of vegan campaigners who have disrupted Brighton restaurants last night targeted three supermarkets in the wake of a chicken farm scandal. An undercover investigation by DxE activists into Hoads Farm in Hastings has led to its ethical food label being suspended and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 1:32 pm

Stanmer House’s current incarnation to close after going bust with debts of £287k

Proud Country House is to close after the company which runs it went bust owing £287,000. Alex Proud put the lease for Stanmer House up for sale in February last year saying he was struggling to run it as a “muddy dog venue”. He bought it in 2016 from property...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 1:03 pm

Stalker commissioned mural in bid to win back ex

An obsessive ex is facing jail after his “grand romantic gesture” of a huge mural by Portslade train station persuaded his distressed ex to ring the police instead of him. James Long, 45, commissioned the artwork on a wall in Boundary Road in July last year in a bid...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 10:45 am

Thug who bottled Korean student re-sentenced

A teenage thug has been re-sentenced after a member of the public complained that he got off too lightly – but only because this led to the discovery that he’d been sentenced too harshly. Bradley Garrett, 18, bottled Korean student Yehsung Kim while his friend Louis Barrett...
Posted On 30 Jan 2020 at 10:22 am