It’s Madeira Drive or bust for old crocks, speed trials and rallies

There are no current viable alternatives to staging or finishing Brighton’s traditional motoring events other than Madeira Drive, according to a report going before councillors. The closure of Madeira Drive during the first national coronavirus lockdown and subsequent changes to...

Brighton and Hove businesses to share lockdown grants worth £13 million

Lockdown-affected businesses in Brighton and Hove are to share grants totalling more than £13 million. Two relief schemes are expected to open to applicants next week although council officials are still currently working through detailed government advice and guidance issued...

Farmer accused of punching hunt sab

A farmer denied punching an animal rights activist who had disrupted a game shoot on his land in court this week. Hunt sab Anthony Robinson, 32, is one of four people charged with halting the pheasant and partridge shoot at Waterhall Farm on 14 November last year. This week he...
Posted On 12 Nov 2020 at 1:50 pm

Two more arrested over lockdown eve stabbing

Two more men have been arrested over the stabbing of a 40-year-old man during a brawl outside the Montpelier Inn on the eve of lockdown. The two 18-year-olds were arrested after raids at two addresses in Hove this morning and are currently being questioned on suspicion of...
Posted On 12 Nov 2020 at 10:28 am

Two city venues at risk of closure after losing out on covid cash

Two local music venues say they are at risk of closure after failing in a bid for government cash to help them survive lockdown. Thirty venues and arts organisations in Brighton and Hove were given grants in the first round of the Arts Council’s Culture Recovery Fund last...
Posted On 12 Nov 2020 at 10:02 am