Persistent Brighton bike thief jailed

A Brighton man has been jailed for cycling in St James’s Street – in breach of a court order. Sussex Police said today: “A persistent bike thief has been jailed for breaching his criminal behaviour order (CBO) which banned him from sitting on, riding or handling any bicycles in...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020 at 10:27 pm

Planners reject £32m scheme to build 94 flats in busy Hove street

Planners have turned down an application to build a seven-storey block of 94 flats in a busy street in Hove. RKO Developments applied for planning permission to demolish five Edwardian houses in Cromwell Road on the corner of Palmeira Avenue. But the company was criticised for...

Councillors approve £67m 18-storey Hove Gardens scheme for 216 flats

Councillors have approved a £67 million scheme to build more than 200 flats in blocks up to 18 storeys high close to Hove station. The company behind the scheme, Watkin Jones, said that it hoped that the warehouses currently on the site could be demolished later this year. And it...

Coronavirus lockdown fuelled desperate pleas for help with food and bills across Brighton and Hove

A growing number of people have turned to the council for help with food, fuel and other essentials in Brighton and Hove since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Most were single parents or single people – often struggling with debt – and many were known to support staff at...

Man due in court after armed police storm flat in Brighton

A Brighton man was due to appear in court today after armed police stormed a flat in the early hours of yesterday morning. Sussex Police said: “A man has been charged following an incident in Brighton. “Police were called by ambulance to a report of a man making threats with a...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020 at 1:10 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion stalwart joins Celtic on loan

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy is to move to Celtic on loan for the rest of the season. Albion said this morning (Wednesday 2 September): “Shane Duffy has made a season-long loan move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, on undisclosed terms and subject to...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020 at 9:00 am

Wiese blasts Sussex Sharks to victory over Middlesex at Lord’s

Middlesex 165-5 Sussex 168-7 Sussex won by 3 wickets David Wiese’s magnificent unbeaten 79 saw Sussex beat hosts Middlesex by three wickets in a thrilling Vitality Blast clash at Lord’s. The Sharks’ all-rounder hit three sixes and eight fours, surviving a catch from a James...

Brighton drug dealers ordered to repay £230 after making thousands

Two drug dealers who ran “county lines” in Brighton have been ordered to hand over just £230 between them despite making profits of at least £35,000. One of the pair – Andre Phanor – was described as the “Mr Big” of a drug dealing operation known as the Scotty Line. But although...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020 at 7:56 am