Pheasants revolt! Campaigners urge councillors to ban game bird shoots

Conservationists are calling for a ban on game birds being released on council-owned land. A group has asked Brighton and Hove City Council to look at where and how many game birds are released on its land and to end the practice as soon as possible. The group, led by Kim...

Brighton theatre bosses plead for vital drinks licence

The bosses of a fringe theatre on Brighton seafront pitched for a permanent drinks licence at a hearing before three councillors today (Monday 30 November). Otherplace Productions told a council licensing panel that bar takings were vital if the venue was to survive. But the...

FA Cup 3rd round draw – Albion head to Wales to face Newport

Brighton and Hove Albion have been drawn away to Newport County in the FA Cup third round. The Seagulls were the third last number out of the hat and will play the tie over the weekend of Friday 8 January to Monday 11 January. The South Wales club is owned by a supporters’...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 7:31 pm

Is the Brighton bin arsonist back?

An arsonist travelled round St James’s Street and The Lanes last night setting fire to bins, the fire service says. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service says seven blazes were started in bins within the space of about an hour in the early hours of the morning. The spate of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 4:56 pm

University staff to strike over IT redundancies

University of Brighton staff begin five days of strike action this Wednesday in protest at redundancies in its IT department. The university has restructured the department, resulting in the loss of several positions, with eight staff being told their jobs are at risk. The...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 4:27 pm

Burning The Clocks puts on trail to replace parade

This year’s Burning The Clocks will be staged as a lantern trail rather than a parade to ensure people celebrate the winter solstice safely during the pandemic. Same Sky, which organises the annual parade, are creating a set of lanterns to display in the windows of a dozen...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 3:37 pm

Build back better with a universal basic income

The immediate shockwaves of the coronavirus pandemic were profound, with the government locking down the country and putting together an unprecedented package of economic and financial support. But even though millions of people received support, millions of others have been...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 2:41 pm

Dishoom opens delivery in Hove

Curry afficionados have another classy Indian menu to choose from now that Dishoom has opened a kitchen in Hove. The high-end chain, which has five branches in London as well as Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham, is the latest eatery to join Deliveroo’s delivery-only...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 2:41 pm

Teens arrested after man injured in street brawl

Two teenage boys were arrested for GBH after a 50-year-old man was injured during a street brawl in a quiet Brighton road. The fight broke out at about 5.30pm on Wednesday last week in Springfield Road. The victim, who is reportedly an “innocent resident”, was left...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 2:27 pm

Deghayes father charged with burgling mosque

The father of a man who was murdered in Brighton last year has been charged with stealing financial papers from Brighton Mosque. Abubaker Deghayes, 52, was charged with two counts of burglary from the mosque in Dyke Road. He has been charged with of going into the office there as...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020 at 11:57 am