Police offer reward to find wanted man from Hove

Police are offering a reward to find a wanted man from Hove. They want to arrest Ryan McLean, 37, of Moyne Close, Hangleton, and formerly of Monarch’s View, Portslade. Sussex Police said: “Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 9:58 pm

Labour councillor hits out at effect of ‘punitive’ parking permit rules on Brighton school

A Labour councillor has called on the council to relax its “punitive” parking permit rules – and she won a pledge from the ruling Greens to revisit the issue. Amanda Grimshaw, who represents Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, spoke up for dozens of staff at Coombe Road Primary School....

Gay bar’s neighbours ask council to reduce its opening hours

People living in a block of council homes next to a gay bar have asked the council to reduce its opening hours. Darwell Court in Aldwick Mews is right next door to Le Village, which opened in August last year in the former Ranelagh pub. Within weeks, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 8:39 pm

Let communities genuinely decide where new homes should go

Communities on the outskirts of our city and their elected representatives are quite right to campaign to protect our urban fringe sites from rampant overdevelopment. However, it’s important to understand exactly where the threat comes from. This is not being helped by a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 6:26 pm

Dramatic footage shows arrest of Brighton murderer

Footage showing the moment Brighton murderer Franceso D’Agostino was arrested has been released by Sussex Police. D’Agostino, 45, was this morning given life in prison for the “brutal and sustained” murder of Serxhio Marku, who he lured to his flat in...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 12:26 pm

Second school closes because of covid-related short staffing

A second primary school has closed because it has too many staff self-isolating to open safely. St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Ann Street, Brighton, is closed today and tomorrow and will reopen on Monday, 2 November after half term. Yesterday, Benfield Primary School in...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 11:29 am

Man jailed for life over brutal murder of his dealer

A kitchen worker who murdered his drug dealer in a brutal and sustained attack has been jailed for life. Francesco D’Agostino, 45, texted a friend to say he was going to commit a murder just hours before he repeatedly stabbed Serxhio Marku and then bludgeoned him with two metal...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020 at 10:40 am