Coronavirus concerns prompt third pub to close

A third Brighton pub has temporarily closed as a precaution because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Preston Brewery Tap – run by Sara Wilkinson and her business partner Kate Gregory – posted a sign in the window and on a door earlier this week. It said that Sara was unwell...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 8:18 pm

Brighton man jailed for brutal attack in town centre shop

A Brighton man has been jailed after a brutal attack in a shop left his 39-year-old victim with head injuries including a fractured eye socket. Kamil Kaminski, also known as Kamil Keen, 22, of Elmore Road, Brighton, was jailed for 42 weeks in total for the attack as well as for a...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 7:45 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing man from Brighton

Police have appealed for the public’s help to find a man who went missing from his Brighton home a week ago. Sussex Police said: “Police and family in Brighton are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 50-year-old Matthew Hunter, who has been missing from his home since...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 6:09 pm

Hippodrome owners set to be ordered to make urgent repairs

The owner of the Brighton Hippodrome is set to be ordered to make urgent repairs to the crumbling theatre. The grade II* listed building in Middle Street has stood for years while successive owners’ plans for it fell through. It was last sold to Hippodrome Investments in the...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 5:18 pm

Brighton boy faces court charged with stealing £3.5k electric mountain bike

Two teenage boys from Brighton have appeared in court charged with muggings, including the theft of a Haibike HardNine electric mountain bike worth about £3,500. The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been bailed to return to court next month. Sussex Police said...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 5:13 pm

Police try to trace missing pensioner from Portslade

Police are trying to trace a missing pensioner from Portslade and have asked for the public’s help. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 16 February): “Sussex Police are extremely concerned for missing 76-year-old Patrick Phelan. “Patrick is missing from his home address...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 4:59 pm

Police arrest man after Brighton shop robbed at knifepoint

Police have arrested a man after two shops were held up in Brighton – one of them at knifepoint. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 16 September): “Police investigating reports of a man threatening two shopkeepers at knifepoint in Brighton have arrested a suspect. “At 6.15pm on...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 4:04 pm

First pictures of Grace filming on location

The first pictures of the new Roy Grace TV adaption being filmed on location show the crew at a scenic clifftop pub. ITV announced this week that it was starting filming on the two feature length episodes, based on the first two novels in Peter James’s bestselling detective...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 3:36 pm

Brighton and Hove put on yellow alert as council launches new covid warning system

Brighton and Hove is currently on yellow alert under the city council’s new traffic light based covid warning system, fuelled by young people attending parties. The city council this afternoon announced it was launching a four-colour alert system, with green the lowest...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 1:48 pm

No prosecution after two and a half year trading standards investigation

One of the biggest ever investigations by Brighton and Hove trading standards has ended with no action being taken. Scores of angry customers complained to the city council after DMB Solutions went bust in January 2018, leaving projects which had already been paid for unfinished,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 11:48 am