Erasure announce Brighton concert

Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) celebrate the release of their eighteenth studio album, ‘The Neon’, (which went crashing into the official UK Album Chart at No.4) with the announcement of the first leg of their eagerly anticipated dates. October 2021 will see Erasure bri...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 10:31 am

Hove roof terrace approved along with measures to protect historic flint wall

Councillors approved plans for a roof terrace while putting in place conditions to protect a historic wall. Conservationists and residents raised their concerns about the bungaroosh wall between George Street and Ventnor Villas in Hove. They spoke out after plans were submitted...

We should welcome the vulnerable children arriving on our shores

Children have been in the news a lot recently. Covid-19 has made me think hard about the importance of family, safety and health – and despite a difficult six months, I know that my family are among the lucky ones. So, when I saw the pictures of people crowded into inflatable...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 12:05 am

Driver jailed after crashing while high on drink and drugs

A man who grew up in Hove and Portslade has been jailed after he crashed a car while high on drink and drugs. Tyler Mighall, 21, who crashed in Brighton Road, Lancing, was jailed for 20 months by Judge Paul Tain at Hove Crown Court. Mighall, formerly of Crown Road, Portslade, and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020 at 9:24 pm

Housing repairs staff to go on strike

Housing repairs staff are to go on strike from Monday (7 September) after talks broke down between their union and the council today (Thursday 3 September). The GMB union is planning a five-day strike in a dispute over pay and conditions. The staff work for Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020 at 8:20 pm

Missing Brighton man found safe

A man who went missing from his Brighton home a week ago has been found safe, Sussex Police said this evening (Thursday 3 September). The force said: “Karolis Zvirblis, 28, who had been missing from Brighton since (Thursday) 27 August, has now been found and is safe.” Police...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020 at 8:19 pm

Penthouse flats for perfume factory cause a stink for planners

Plans to put three penthouse flats on the roof of an historic perfume factory in Hove prompted an outcry. But despite the concerns of neighbours, councillors said that they were “minded to grant” planning permission at a “virtual” meeting yesterday (Wednesday 2 September). The...

Police arrest six people and seize three knives at Brighton station

Sussex Police said that officers arrested six people and seized three knives at Brighton station during a “day of action”. The force said: “Officers were carrying out ‘stop and searches’ and using ‘knife arches’ at Brighton station. “This was part of a day of action, targeting...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020 at 6:33 pm

Sussex Sharks thwarted by Kent in thriller at Hove

Hove: Kent Spitfires (195 for 5) beat Sussex Sharks (194 for 7) by 1 run. England’s Zak Crawley made an impressive 67 as Kent Spitfires held their nerve to beat Sussex Sharks by one run in a Vitality Blast thriller at Hove. The Sharks, who were chasing 196, seemed to be on course...

Fire service cuts go through despite public concerns

Councillors have voted through cuts to the fire service despite their own reservations, thousands of objections from the public and a vote of no confidence by union leaders on safety grounds. Between 10 and 20 job losses across East Sussex will include four firefighters from the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020 at 4:08 pm