Cyclists call for safer on-street storage

Scores of people have signed a petition calling for secure and sheltered bicycle storage at the Seven Dials. Mark Bason, of Addison Road, Hove, started the petition, and obtained more than a hundred signatures. All of those signing the petition – aimed at Brighton and Hove City...

Neighbour tries to block drinks licence for Brighton café

Café owners who applied for a licence to sell alcohol faced opposition from a neighbour complaining about cooking smells and noise. Engin Kocer and Joanne Mitchell, owners of the Piano Café, in Ditchling Road, Brighton, applied to Brighton and Hove City Council for a drinks...

‘Life savers’ – Brighton police chief praises vital work of quick-thinking officers

Two people are alive today after quick-thinking police officers made vital decisions when all seemed lost. And their responses won praise from one of the most senior officers in Brighton and Hove, Superintendent Rachel Swinney, who said: “To my mind, two lives were saved.” The...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 5:58 pm

Circus Street developer erects penis bollards

New bollards designed by Sir Anthony Gormley inspired by pegs, ovals, snowmen and penises have been erected at the new Circus Street development. The sculptural bollards, which were designed for the Peckham regeneration project and first put up in Bellenden Street, London, have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 4:09 pm

All Bar One badly damaged in North Street blaze

All Bar One in Brighton was badly damaged during the blaze which shut North Street for several hours on Friday. The pub is currently closed because of lockdown and no members of staff were at the scene when the fire started at about 5am. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 3:42 pm

Brighton man wanted after skipping bail

A Brighton man is being hunted after he skipped bail, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 16 November). Jack Saunders, 26, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, is wanted for failing to answer bail in Brighton. The force said: “Police are searching for a Brighton man who has...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 1:47 pm

Binmen refuse to work over dirty lorries

Cityclean staff have refused to go out on rounds this morning because they say bin lorries are not being deep cleaned regularly enough. Crews are currently in the Hollingdean depot canteen while council officers negotiate with the GMB union, which represents most of the refuse...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 12:00 pm

Brighton murder victim’s father reaches out to killer with offer of forgiveness

The father of a young murder victim from Brighton reached out across the courtroom with an extraordinary offer of forgiveness as his son’s killer waited to be sentenced. Abubaker Deghayes, 52, urged murderer Daniel Macleod and two fellow drug dealers to join him in setting up a...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020 at 12:01 am