Seventy homes planned for old Brighton farmyard

Plans for more than 70 homes on a former farm are to go before councillors next week. The proposed £30 million scheme, at Coombe Farm, in Westfield Avenue North, Saltdean, is on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The planning application was first reported by Brighton and...

Our communities deserve a brighter future

As we approach the last week of this latest lockdown, I want to thank everyone in our city. A few weeks ago I wrote about how we can pull together and stick together. Thanks to the fantastic local efforts, the figures shows some real improvement and tell us the number of...
Posted On 28 Nov 2020 at 12:05 am

High-level criminals target Brighton shops with smuggled and counterfeit wines and spirits

Smuggled alcohol is a growing problem in Brighton and Hove and a sign of criminal activity, according to a councillor. Labour councillor Jackie O’Quinn raised the issue as members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Licensing Committee discussed drinks licence reviews and...

Fire crews tackle blaze near Brighton coronavirus test centre

Fire crews from Brighton and Hove were called to tackle a blaze in East Brighton this evening (Friday 27 November). The fire was at East Brighton Golf Club close to the coronavirus testing centre. Shrubs and overgrowth were well alight but the test centre was not damaged by the...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 8:34 pm

Cowardly bullies film attack on boy, 12, before sharing it on Instagram

Two bullies picked on a boy much smaller than them, filmed their attack and then posted it on social media. Sussex Police issued an appeal today (Friday 27 November) for help tracing the cowards who targeted a 12-year-old. The force said: “Police are asking the public to help...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 5:09 pm

Brighton girl, 12, goes missing

UPDATE Hope Stokes has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said. A 12-year-old girl from Brighton has been reported missing today (Friday 27 November). Sussex Police this afternoon issued an urgent appeal for help finding her. The force said: “Police are urgently searching...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 4:38 pm

Man guilty of keying Portslade cars

A man who keyed and damaged cars in Portslade shouted abuse at a builder who filmed him, a court heard today. Shouidur Rahman, 33, was caught on camera by Christopher Stokes as he attacked Kathleen Dent and James Pearce’s cars in Vale Road at 12.45pm on 22 February this...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 4:16 pm

Suspected Patcham flasher arrested

A man suspected of flashing in Brighton has been arrested by the police. This morning (Friday 27 November) Sussex Police said that the arrest followed an incident in Graham Avenue, Patcham, earlier this week. The force said: “Police investigating a report of a man exposing...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 12:40 pm

Hove secondary starts search for next principal

A Hove secondary school has restarted its search for a new principal after putting the process on hold during the first coronavirus lockdown. The governors of Cardinal Newman Catholic School had hoped to appoint a new principal in March. Instead, the governors announced that...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 11:28 am

Covid test sites for asymptomatic students open on Monday

New testing sites for asymptomatic students using kits which can deliver results within an hour will open on Monday. Students at both universities will be able to get tested ahead of their return home for Christmas to make sure they are not bringing the virus back with them. A...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 10:51 am