Brighton pub faces losing its licence after stabbing

A Brighton pub could face closure after a man was stabbed in a violent brawl the night before the latest coronavirus lockdown started. Six people were arrested after the fight which is alleged to have involved about 20 people and spilt out of the Montpelier Inn, in Montpelier...

Children and pedestrians at risk if Hove office scheme approved, warns neighbour

Plans to build new offices will put children and pedestrians at risk from cars turning into and coming out of a narrow concealed entrance, a neighbour said. Oliver Pollard, of Clarendon Villas, who lives next to the proposed office scheme, said that he was “seriously worried...
Posted On 01 Dec 2020 at 5:50 pm

Man arrested over Brighton bin fires

Police investigating a series of bin fires in Brighton have arrested a suspect. Multiple reports were received of bins on fire in central Brighton between 9pm on Sunday (29 November) and 4am on Monday (30 November), in Upper North Street, Oriental Place, St James Street, Dorset...
Posted On 01 Dec 2020 at 3:52 pm

Council ‘squats’ flat and blanks landlord

A family living in overcrowded conditions cannot get their flat back because it is being “squatted” by the council. Despite a tenancy that should have ended in October, Brighton and Hove City Council has stopped communicating with landlord Neil Morris, from Hangleton. Mr Morris,...

Hundreds lose jobs as Debenhams to close and Topshop collapses

Hundreds of jobs are to go with the collapse of Debenhams and news that the company that owns Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge could follow. Debenhams occupies the anchor store in Churchill Square shopping centre, in Brighton, where it occupies three floors. The...
Posted On 01 Dec 2020 at 12:58 pm

Hove store manager speaks out about customer abuse for Christmas kindness campaign

A Hove store manager has spoken about how customers have screamed in his face and thrown beer at him as part of a campaign asking people to be kind at Christmas. Steve Pelling, who manages the Co Op in Western Road, Hove, was filmed as part of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner...
Posted On 01 Dec 2020 at 11:11 am