Brighton driver arrested after cyclist dies in crash

A driver from Brighton has been arrested after a cyclist died in a crash in Poynings this morning (Friday 5 June). The 29-year-old was driving a truck when it collided with the cyclist, a 55-year-old man from Peacehaven, in West Road. Sussex Police asked anyone who saw what...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 11:05 pm

Brighton whisky bar granted drinks licence

A specialist whisky bar has been granted a drinks licence for the old Trafalgar Wines premises in Brighton. Sebastian Woolf, the owner of Cut Your Wolf Loose, in Trafalgar Street, Brighton, said that he was “ecstatic”. A Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel...

Hove school plans sports hall extension

A proposed sports hall would block out neighbours’ daylight, according to objections lodged to a planning application submitted by Hove Park School. The school has applied for planning permission to convert part of its old gym into a sports hall at its Nevill Road campus. The...

Neighbours criticise college over temporary classrooms

Neighbours have objected to a college’s request to keep a temporary classroom that was due to be removed. Varndean College said that the hut in question contained the main power supply for a cluster of temporary classrooms, “making its removal logistically challenging”. The sixth...

Coke dealer jailed for three years

A cocaine dealer has been jailed for almost three years after police found bags of the Class A drug in his car. Andi Dema, 31, of Denmark Villas, Hove, was in the Dyke Road area when the car he was driving was picked up by police number plate technology. Upon being stopped by...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 2:57 pm

Brighton council calls for a minute’s silence for George Floyd

Brighton and Hove City Council is asking people to hold a minute’s silence at 8pm tonight to remember George Floyd, whose death has sparked nationwide protests in the USA. Mr Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by his neck by a police officer in Minneopolis on...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 2:03 pm

Car parked with no handbrake ploughs into chicken shop

A car left parked without its handbrake on rolled across a busy road and ploughed into a chicken shop yesterday afternoon. The black car was left by its driver outside H&M as she went to run an errand. But without its handbrake, it started moving towards Roosters Piri Piri,...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 1:12 pm

Rock snake has a growth spurt round Woodingdean park

A rock snake started by a Woodingdean family less than a fortnight ago is now almost 900 pebbles long after scores of locals helped it grow. Ella Hards and her children Spencer, 11, Ava, eight, and Ronnie, six, started the snake on 17 May with a painted head on the edge of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 12:22 pm

Councillor questions cycle lane’s place on road to recovery

A councillor has asked people to share their feedback about a new cycle lane with the council after becoming aware that many were taking to social media to air strongly held views. The temporary cycle lane – along Old Shoreham Road between Hangleton Road and the Sackville Road...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 12:12 pm

Man arrested over Pringles tub raid

A Brighton man has been arrested over a robbery in which a tub of Pringles was stolen at knifepoint. Simon May, 35, has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place in connection to the raid at the Three 2 Four convenience store, in Western...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 11:56 am
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