Neighbours go head to head with Brighton whisky bar applicant at licensing hearing

Neighbours spoke out about plans to turn an off-licence into a whisky bar where people could sample drinks on the premises. They said that were worried that licensing bosses would be setting “a dangerous precedent” if they approved the application. Specialist whisky supplier...

Two men jailed for £80k burglary in Hove

Two men have been jailed for stealing mobile phones, laptops and other electrical goods in a burglary at a shop in Hove. Marian Ghita, 44, a binman, and car cleaner Cristian Rusu, 29, were part of a four-strong gang that broke into Currys PC World, in Old Shoreham Road, in March....
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 5:16 pm

Brighton hospital flies ‘thank you’ flags

The Royal Sussex County Hospital hoisted flags saying “thank you” today (Monday 18 May). The message was aimed at staff, volunteers and the community for their hard work and support since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), the...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 4:03 pm

Brighton Palace Pier owner urges government to lift coronavirus lockdown

The owner of the Brighton Palace Pier has criticised the coronavirus lockdown on BBC television and in a Sunday Times newspaper article. Luke Johnson said in his newspaper column: “If you are under 60 and do not suffer from an existing illness, the likelihood of your dying from...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 2:23 pm

Cost-cutting school transport consultants walk away with £180k

Cost-cutting home to school transport consultants walked away with £181,000 from Brighton and Hove City Council despite blowing a £1 million hole in the budget. And changes brought in by Edge Public Consultants left dozens of vulnerable children unable to get to school or with...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 10:11 am