Brighton shop faces losing drinks licence after officials seize 90 bottles of fake prosecco

Ninety bottles of fake booze were seized from a popular Brighton convenience store which now faces losing its alcohol licence. Awarah Shikha, 28, director of Sabina Mini Market, also known as Tivoli Food and Wine, told a Brighton and Hove City Council trading standards officer...

‘Bitch-gate’ councillor stands down as equalities committee lead

A councillor who branded a colleague a “bitch” in an online meeting – unaware that she could be heard – has stepped down from her leading role on the council’s equalities committee. Labour councillor Carmen Appich made the comment at a housing management panel when her former...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 5:46 pm

Serial pub thief spared prison

A thief known around Brighton for stealing from pub and restaurant staff has been spared prison for his latest spree. Simon Hornby, 50, admitted stealing a debit card belonging to Imogen Turnbow from the staffroom of Namul, a Korean restaurant on Gardner Street on Tuesday, 13...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 3:23 pm

Man with Brighton and Hove links hunted by police over damage to cars and house

A man with links to Brighton and Hove is being hunted by police over damage to cars and a house in Shoreham. Sussex Police said today (Monday 2 November): “Police in West Sussex want to interview Glenn Waters, 34, over threats and damage caused to a house and cars in a Shoreham...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 1:42 pm

£10k fine for organiser of party at hot tub student house

The organiser of a party at a student house in Bevendean has been fined £10,000 after scores of revellers flouted coronavirus regulations. More than 100 people flocked to the seven-bedroom shared house in Norwich Drive – which according to a lettings advert has a bathroom...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 1:36 pm

Coronavirus lockdown wipes out profits at Brighton Palace Pier

The first coronavirus lockdown wiped out profits at the Brighton Palace Pier and plunged the business into the red. Turnover fell from £32 million to £22.6 million in the year to Sunday 28 June while a £2.7 million profit turned into a £10.2 million loss. As well as the pier, the...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 10:50 am

Missing Peacehaven boy found in Brighton

A missing boy from Peacehaven has been found in Brighton, Sussex Police said this morning (Monday 2 November). Harvey Stone, 15, went missing on Friday 23 October and the force issued a public appeal for help finding him last week. Sussex Police said: “Harvey Stone, who had been...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 10:49 am

Brighton Palace Pier boss blasts plan for second coronavirus lockdown

The owner of the Brighton Palace Pier has criticised “catastrophic” plans for a second national coronavirus lockdown as the business reported that its profits had been wiped out by the first one. Luke Johnson, who also owns the Gail’s Bakery chain, said: “It is profoundly...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020 at 8:51 am