Councillors refuse police request to suspend Brighton shop’s drinks licence

The owners of a small shop in Brighton can keep their licence to sell alcohol, councillors have decided. Sussex Police wanted Brighton and Hove City Council to suspend Kestrel Mini Market’s licence after cider was sold to a 16-year-old. A council licensing panel reviewed the...

Face tattooed thug wanted by police

A face tattooed thug who was previously banned from Brighton is wanted by police. Ryan Breach, 30, was banned from Brighton and Hove in September last year after being convicted of smashing up a Mini car and having a knuckleduster. He was also banned from being in the company of...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 4:56 pm

Cancelled meetings prompt claim that council is ducking democratic scrutiny

Opposition councillors have accused the Labour administration of using the coronavirus crisis to avoid public scrutiny. They spoke out after a policy committee was cancelled for a second time even though almost all other meetings are now taking place using Skype. Conservative...

Brighton’s trumpet boy releases single

A Brighton boy who has been charming the neighbours by playing his trumpet out of the window during lockdown has released a charity single. Arthur Ward, 13, started the impromptu recitals from his home in Hanover at the end of March, asking for donations to local charity Amaze,...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 3:05 pm

Virtual Brighton festival launched this weekend

A virtual weekend festival featuring events from comedy to cocktail masterclasses is being launched this weekend. VisitBrighton, the city council’s tourism marketing body, has organised the three day event as a way of filling a small part of the huge gap left by the...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 2:54 pm

Brighton and Hove’s beach by-laws relaxed for dog walkers

The council has relaxed the beach by-laws in Brighton and Hove to help dog walkers to exercise their pets safely during the coronavirus crisis. Dogs are not allowed on a number of beaches from the start of May under the Brighton and Hove City Council by-laws. But today (Tuesday 5...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 1:30 pm

Eagle-eyed pair help police snare two burglary suspects

An eagle-eyed pair helped police to snare two people suspected of burglary and theft in Saltdean and Peacehaven. One took a photo of a van suspected of being used in a burglary last week. The other, a relative of a theft victim, spotted the same van the next day. Sussex Police...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 12:57 pm

Officer needs hospital treatment after Hove driver, 18, crashes into police car

An officer was treated in hospital after a Hove teenager, who was banned from driving, crashed into a police car. The 18-year-old was arrested, charged and admitted a string of offences at Brighton Magistrates’ Court although he also denied two of the charges. District Judge...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 12:43 pm

Police offer reward in search for wanted Brighton woman

Police have offered a £500 reward as they search for wanted Brighton woman Toni Deerans. Sussex Police said: “Police continue their search for 37-year-old Toni Deerans, who is wanted in connection with numerous offences. “Deerans is wanted for a series of burglaries in the...
Posted On 05 May 2020 at 1:57 am