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

More homes put pressure on utility supplies

Big changes are needed if the Greater Brighton area is to have enough water – and secure power supplies – in the decades ahead, a meeting was told yesterday (Tuesday 28 January). Despite the wet winter, the recent heavy rainfall follows a decade of drought, and thousands of new...

Flasher targets Hove schoolgirls

An investigation is underway following the report of a man exposing himself to two school children in Hove. A report was received of a man exposing himself to a teenage girl in St Leonards Gardens, Hove, around 7.40am on Friday (24 January). Police also received a report of a man...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020 at 6:55 pm

MP calls for urgent repairs to at-risk (again) Hippodrome

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has called for urgent repairs to the Hippodrome as it tops the list of the UK’s most at-risk theatres for the fifth time. The Hippodrome’s current owner Hipp Investments unveiled a first look at its plans for the Grade II* listed...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020 at 6:52 pm

Fresh appeal over 21-year-old race killing

A fresh appeal has been made for witnesses to a brawl which led to the death of Jay Abatan 21 years ago. Mr Abatan, 42, was attacked during a row over a taxi outside the Ocean Rooms in Morley Road on 24 January, 1999. He tragically died as a result of the head injury he sustained...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020 at 11:43 am

Campaigners raise 5G concerns but council says key policies are set nationally

Questions about the safety of the latest generation of mobile phone technology have been raised with health chiefs by worried campaigners. Health chiefs told them that they would follow law, policy and guidance including advice from Public Health England, a government agency....

Court clears two Extinction Rebellion protesters from Brighton over London protests

A court has cleared two Extinction Rebellion protesters from Brighton over a protest in London last October. The pair were among five people arrested for glueing themselves to the concourse between a Docklands Light Railway station in east London and City Airport. Claudia Fisher,...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020 at 9:40 pm