Two men murdered 21-year-old man in Brighton in ‘brutal’ attack, jury told

A 21-year-old Albanian man was killed in an attack in Brighton that was “brutal, sustained and determined”, a jury was told today (Tuesday 10 March). Serxhio Marku, of Buckingham Place, Brighton, was attacked in a flat in Stafford Road, Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 1:04 pm

Hove bar’s drinks licence reviewed at secret meeting

Councillors listened to evidence in secret as they decided whether a bar in Hove should be stripped of its licence to sell alcoholic drinks. The went into closed session after Sussex Police said that if they gave evidence in public it could affect an ongoing investigation. The...

Conman who passed scores of fake notes jailed

A conman who passed scores of counterfeit £20 and £50 notes and sold a student a fake iPhone has been jailed for more than two years. Luke Best, 27, used the notes to pay and get change for takeaways and donuts and to pay for a Macbook he bought via Facebook. He also sold a...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 12:50 pm

Construction work to restore Madeira Terraces won’t start until at least 2021

The restoration of Madeira Terraces won’t begin until at least 2021 and will be combined with work to revamp Black Rock and the Whitehawk Gasworks. Last month, councillors from all three parties agreed plans to release an extra £13.4million to restore the Victorian...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 12:30 pm

Gully to be stood down by Albion as part of new coronavirus measures

Albion’s mascots Gully, Sally and Sammy are to be stood down as part of new measures the club is implementing against the spread of coronavirus. Brighton and Hove Albion already announced they would be asking players not to use high fives and fist bumps and post-match...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 12:16 pm

Community liaison for Edward Street building works appointed

A community liaison coordinator has been appointed for Edward Street Quarter, the £120 million redevelopment of the former AMEX House in Brighton. Gitana Harfleet, who has lived locally for 15 years, will act as the key point of contact for local residents throughout the duration...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 11:49 am

Local artist beats thousands to be selected for two London exhibitions

A Brighton artist has won a place at two prestigious art exhibitions next month. Faye Bridgwater, who is well known locally for running the popular Brighton Skies Facebook group, was selected from over 1,000 entries to be included in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 11:37 am

Disability charity offices raided

A disability charity is appealing for anyone who can donate phones, tablets or computers after its offices were burgled last week. The Kemp Town offices of Possability People, who run the city’s only specialist advice centre for disabled people, were broken into earlier this...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 11:00 am

Missing Brighton woman found

A Brighton woman who was reported missing was found yesterday evening. An appeal to find Billie-Jo Hobbs was launched yesterday, with Sussex Police saying they were concerned for her welfare. Today, a police spokeswoman said: “Billie-Jo Hobbs, who had been reported missing...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 10:33 am

Labour now has time to engage properly over Valley Gardens and Duke’s Mound

For 18 months we have tried to encourage the Labour administration to rethink their plans for Valley Gardens phase 3. All of us want to see the Old Steine area regenerated and sustainable travel enhanced but most have grave concerns about the negative economic and environmental...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020 at 8:00 am