Councillor brands Brighton Marina tower plan as ‘Poundshop Dubai’

The latest plans for blocks of flats at Brighton Marina were dismissed as a “Poundshop Dubai” when the council’s Planning Committee debated the proposals yesterday (Wednesday 30 September). The scheme includes nine blocks containing a thousand flats in total. The tallest of the...

The new Molango? Brighton & Hove Albion sign Swiss striker

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of striker Andi Zeqiri from Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport until June 2024, on undisclosed terms and subject to international clearance. The 21-year-old has represented Switzerland through the country’s junior levels...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 5:08 pm

Conspiracy theorist given suspended sentence over fake Satanic abuse claims

A notorious Brighton conspiracy theorist has been given a suspended jail sentence for spreading fake Satanic abuse claims. Matthew Taylor, who harassed Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and was later ordered not to stalk her lawyer, was sentenced yesterday...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 4:18 pm

Brighton seafront turns red as events sector lights up venues to highlight their plight

Brighton seafront was lit up red last night (Wednesday 30 September) as hundreds of people from the events industry came together – at a social distance – to highlight the sector’s plight. They were taking part in the #WeMakeEvents “global activation”, urging the government to...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 4:02 pm

Brighton named as county lines drug deal hotspot

Brighton is the top target of county lines dealers according to a new report from London City Hall. Children as young as ten are being recruited by London gangs to sell drugs outside the capital, with customers able to call dedicated mobile phones to place orders. The report says...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 2:30 pm

Thirty newly built council homes completed early

Thirty newly built council flats have been completed five weeks early, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Thursday 1 October). The scheme, known as Hawkridge Court, in Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, includes 14 one-bed flats and 16 two-bedroom flats, and two of the homes...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 11:47 am

Weekend washout on the way as second rain warning issued

A second weather warning for rain has been issued with up to 5cm of rainfall expected in the south on Saturday. The Met’s weather warning covers most of the UK, with eastern Scotland expected to be worst hit. In the south, the worst of the heavy rain is expected to have...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 11:46 am

Brighton bank branch to shut

TSB plans to close its branch in West Street, Brighton, at the end of June next year. The branch is one of 164 earmarked for closure, with about 900 job losses expected as a result. The other TSB branch in Brighton – in Western Road – is to remain open. The bank said that more...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 10:10 am

Brighton secondary school confirms second coronavirus case

A Brighton secondary school said that a second case of coronavirus had been confirmed and that it was not linked to the first positive test of a student there. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) said in a letter to parents and carers: “We have been informed by Public...
Posted On 01 Oct 2020 at 7:52 am