Chaotic management of Wimpy where manager tried to rape woman revealed

A catalogue of licensing breaches at a burger bar culminating in an attempted rape are a “ghastly demonstration” of what happens when laws aren’t followed, a panel heard today. The Wimpy in Station Road, Portslade could lose its licence after Sussex Police...

Coronavirus crisis leaves council facing £66m cash shortfall

The coronavirus crisis has left Brighton and Hove City Council facing a cash shortfall of up to £66 million, according to a report due to be discussed this week. The estimate takes into account millions of pounds pledged by the government, some of which has already been passed...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 4:20 pm

More student housing planned for Lewes Road

A four storey block of student housing is planned for the site currently occupied by the Lewes Road Co Op. Developer Alumno is working with the Brighton Screen and Film School on the block, which would house 60 of its students. Under the plans, submitted to Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 3:38 pm

Brighton Dome receives support from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund

Brighton Dome has received vital support from Arts Council England (ACE) in response to its closure caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The registered arts charity has received £445,000 from the Emergency Response Fund, part of ACE’s allocation for National Portfolio Organisations...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 2:32 pm

PC facing gross misconduct charges over fatal crash

A police officer is facing gross misconduct charges over a fatal crash in which a pensioner died. PC Richard Harris was behind the wheel of the police car which struck David Ormesher, 79, near the junction of Edward Street and Devonshire Place almost three years ago. During a...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 2:15 pm

Water warning for Brighton and Hove

Water industry bosses have published a survey highlighting what they have described as “the Great British rain paradox”. They said: “The UK is renowned for being wet and rainy yet we may face future water shortages.” Demand could outstrip supply within 25 years, they said, unless...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 1:59 pm

Chef jailed for vicious attack

A Brighton chef has been jailed for a violent attack on a man which left him with a bleed on the brain. Dominic Killen, 39, was given 18 months in prison for punching Adam Hinton after he intervened in an argument between Mr Hinton and his girlfriend late at night in Whitehawk...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 12:35 pm

Three held in Brighton drugs raid this morning

UPDATED: Three men have been arrested by police at a property in Brighton this morning (Tuesday 7 July). They were held after a drugs raid in the Seven Dials area. Sussex Police said: “At around 7am on Tuesday (7 July) Sussex Police conducted a drugs warrant at a property in...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 10:47 am