Brighton and Hove Albion sign young Dutch defender

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a 20-year-old defender from second-tier Dutch side Breda. But the new signing, who has joined the Seagulls on a three-year contract, is likely to go straight out on loan. Albion said: “Brighton and Hove Albion are pleased to confirm the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 7:18 pm

Friend tells murder trial jury why he fled after drug dealer stabbed Abdul Deghayes

Moments after Abdul Deghayes had been stabbed in a fight in Brighton and slumped unconscious, his friend fled the scene, a murder trial jury was told. Colby Broderick, 27, from Whitehawk, said: “I was crying my eyes out. I was freaking out. I saw blue lights … as soon as I saw...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 7:07 pm

Sixth form student becomes third coronavirus case at Hove school

A sixth former has become the third person to test positive for the coronavirus at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove since the start of term. Head teacher Claire Jarman wrote to parents to share the news. She said: “In the interests of transparency I am writing to you today...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 6:59 pm

Police and bank staff prevent fraudsters from filching more than £800k in six months

Sussex Police and bank staff prevented fraudsters from withdrawing more than £800,000 from other people’s accounts in the first half of this year, the force said today (Thursday 10 September). The scams often targeted the old and vulnerable but were succeeding less often thanks...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 6:33 pm

Binmen boycott old bins in narrow Brighton streets on health and safety grounds

People living in streets where not everyone has a green council wheelie bin say that binmen have refused to take their rubbish for three weeks. Residents are kicking up a stink over what appears to be an unofficial boycott by binmen in streets between Viaduct Road and Ditchling...

Metronomy announce Brighton gig at Patterns for ‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’ campaign

“It’s absolutely crucial that we stop as many small venues from closing as possible!” Joe Mount, Metronomy Metronomy, Jamie xx, Pet Shop Boys, KT Tunstall, Russell Watson and Passenger have pledged to play gigs for ‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’, the campaign to raise money for...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 3:43 pm

Why it’s time for a final stand on Whitehawk Hill

In November 2018 local residents held a public meeting at St Cuthman’s Church in Whitehawk Way to discuss their concerns at news that the council was proposing to develop Whitehawk Hill nature reserve as part of the council’s blueprint for the city, “City Plan Part 2”. Among the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 3:39 pm

City’s last covid testing centre could close within weeks

Brighton and Hove may lose its last covid-19 testing site at the end of the month. The revelation came at the city council’s Health and Wellbeing Board’s virtual meeting on Tuesday 8 September. Withdean has been the only one in Brighton and Hove since the Amex site...

Choccywoccydoodah in talks to sell brand

Choccywoccydoodah is in talks to sell its brand to a former shareholder to help pay off its £600,000 debts. The quirky Brighton chocolatier went bust in May last year due to increased costs and declining margins. It owed £595,549 to a string of creditors including customers,...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 11:04 am

Wounds show Abdul Deghayes was murdered in Brighton – not killed in self-defence, court told

The stab wounds found on the body of Abdul Deghayes show that he was murdered – not killed in self-defence, prosecutor Adam Feest told a crown court jury yesterday (Wednesday 9 September). Mr Feest said that drug dealer Daniel Macleod stabbed 22-year-old Deghayes eight times in a...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020 at 9:46 am