Former Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion star Alex Dawson passes away

Former Brighton and Hove Albion forward Alex Dawson has passed away at the age of 80. Dawson played for Manchester United before and in the immediate aftermath of the Munich air disaster. He scored a hat-trick in the 1958 FA Cup semi-final replay and played in the FA Cup final...
Posted On 17 Jul 2020 at 5:15 pm

Rottingdean club’s bid to sell alcohol to the public under scrutiny

A private club’s bid to go public faces opposition. The Rottingdean Lounge in High Street wants to remove the licence stopping it serving alcohol to the public.  But Brighton and Hove City Council licensing department received two objections, which means a panel will now...

Warning as fraudsters send thousands of authentic-looking but bogus TV licence payment demands

TV Licensing chiefs and Sussex Police have warned the public to be on their guard as fraudsters have been sending out thousands of authentic-looking but bogus TV licence payment demands by email. Police fraud expert PC Bernadette Lawrie said: “We continue to see a large number of...
Posted On 17 Jul 2020 at 12:12 pm

Councils given new local lockdown powers

Councils will be given more power to impose local lockdowns if there is an outbreak in their area from tomorrow, it was announced today. Prime minister Boris Johnson said this morning councils would be able to close specific premises, outdoor spaces and events. Central government...
Posted On 17 Jul 2020 at 11:40 am

Fatal crash PC not guilty of gross misconduct

A police officer who was driving a car which hit and killed a pedestrian in Brighton can continue to serve after being found not guilty of gross misconduct. PC Richard Harris, 29, has instead been found guilty of simple misconduct by a Sussex Police panel following a four day...
Posted On 17 Jul 2020 at 11:26 am

Battle of Madeira Drive petitions to be debated next week

Two opposing petitions about the future of Madeira Drive will be debated by councillors next week.  A petition to keep Madeira Drive closed to traffic has more than 2,800 signatures. Another calling for the road to reopen for all users has more than 9,800 supporters. As each has...