Brighton shop caught selling illicit cigarettes after applying for drinks licence

Smuggled cigarettes were found on sale in a shop where the owner has applied for a drinks licence after the previous licence was revoked. The discovery is included in a report to councillors as they prepare to convene a licensing panel to decide the application next week. Kamber...

Road repair crews pestered by public over covid restrictions

Key workers brought in to repair a clifftop road were pestered by members of the public about coronavirus restrictions. The crews faced numerous questions about social distancing, whether the work was essential and whether it could be delayed. They also came up with a “greener”...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 6:29 pm

Dealer arrested over mystery blue pills facing prison

A dealer who was arrested in connection with an investigation into mystery blue pills which landed several people in hospital over the summer has been told he is facing a prison sentence. Tamer Elsherif was arrested in June after police investigating the death of someone in...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 4:51 pm

Conservatives calls for a revamp of Volk’s railway

Rail enthusiasts have come up with a plan to revitalise Britain’s oldest electric railway and the Conservatives are calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to back the scheme. The party said that it would call for cross-party support for the plan to rejuvenate Volk’s Electric...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 2:21 pm

Whitehawk murder was ‘drugs robbery gone wrong’

The murder of a young father in broad daylight in Whitehawk was a drugs robbery gone wrong, a jury heard this morning. Muhammed Jassey was stabbed on the Whitehawk Road on April 5 this year. Bobby Smith, 22, and Daryl Richardson, 26, were arrested the same day and charged with...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 1:30 pm

Brighton man jailed over stash of online child porn

A Brighton man has been jailed for having a stash of child porn. Alan Neville Clarke, 53, of Leybourne Road, Bevendean, was jailed by Judge Janet Waddicor at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (13 November). She sentenced him to eight months for having indecent images of children and 16...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 11:22 am

Binmen back at work after lorries cleaned

Cityclean workers are back on their rounds this morning after their lorries got a good clean yesterday. Members of the GMB union – which represents most of the binmen – downed tools yesterday morning because they were concerned that lax cleaning posed a coronavirus...
Posted On 17 Nov 2020 at 9:41 am