Lockdown party shut down

A party at a community centre off London Road has been shut down by police tonight for breaching lockdown. A spokesman said: “A member of public reported a large gathering at a community centre in Providence Place shortly after 5pm today (Friday 13 November)....
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 9:37 pm

Domestic violence soared during first coronavirus lockdown, new figures show

Domestic violence has risen since the start of the first national coronavirus lockdown, with an average of more than 500 cases a month, according to an official report. The figures were set out in a quarterly report on community safety and crime in Brighton and Hove. It sai...

Boy rescued after getting head stuck in railings

A six-year-old boy had to be rescued by firefighters yesterday afternoon after getting his head stuck in railings at his school. Abe was waiting with his dad Dan for his sister to come out when he put his head through the posts above the junior playground at St Luke’s...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 8:14 pm

Drug dealer jailed for life for murdering Abdul Deghayes in Brighton street

A drug dealer was jailed for life today (Friday 13 November) for murdering Abdul Deghayes in a Brighton street. Daniel Macleod, 37, was also jailed for drug dealing in Brighton along with two other men, Stephen Burns, 56, and Abdi Dahir, 25. Judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 4:46 pm

Vandalised seafront shelters set for repair and repaint

Work to repair two historic seafront shelters, which have been repeatedly targeted by vandals, is due to begin in the new year. The shelters, in King’s Parade, at the bottom of Grand Avenue, have been left in a poor state over recent months. Wooden benches are broken,...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 4:28 pm

Fleeing residents alert police to huge Hove cannabis factory

Reports of people fleeing across back gardens led police to a cannabis factory with thousands of plants in a former Hove hotel. Members of the public started calling police just before 2.40pm on Wednesday, the first of multiple reports from concerned residents. Police attended...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 3:53 pm

City given money for second phase of covid cycle lanes

Brighton and Hove’s bid for funding for its second phase of covid travel schemes, including 15km of segregated cycle lanes, has been approved. The first phase, or tranche one, of money from the government’s emergency active travel fund – £663,000 awarded in June...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 3:24 pm

Artist’s i360 exhibition to raise thousands for homeless youngsters

When a homeless man, huddled in a red sleeping bag, took up residence in a seafront shelter, an artist who had watched the man from his window, decided he had to help. Tony Mills, a Kemptown-based painter, began taking George* meals and giving him bits of change. But as time went...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 11:59 am

Drug dealer faces jail for murdering Abdul Deghayes in Brighton

A drug dealer is expected to be jailed shortly for the murder of Abdul Deghayes in Brighton after stabbing eight times in a fight. Daniel Macleod, 37, faces a life sentence at Southwark Crown Court where he was convicted unanimously by a jury last month after a five-week trial....
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 11:50 am

One in four electric chargers are unused

More than one in four of the council’s new electric car chargers haven’t yet been used. Brighton and Hove City Council installed more than 200 lamp post chargers over the summer, using £300,000 from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and a £100,000 investment from...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 10:18 am
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