Suspected drug dealers arrested after car chase in Brighton

Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested after a short car chase through Brighton, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 24 December). The force said officers found about 200 cannabis plants after the pair were held, adding: “Police discovered a significant number of...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 6:38 pm

Brexit deal welcome – but it’s still a poor second to being a member of the EU

We welcome the announcement of an imminent Brexit deal and that pragmatism has prevailed over populist clamour. Nevertheless, no Brexit deal, however good the terms and conditions, can ever be as beneficial as membership of the European Union. So it still represents a hit on the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 1:31 pm

A Christmas Carol – as it might be staged at Hove Town Hall

The year is 1843. Charles Dickens is visiting Brighton and Hove – Hove actually. He looks through the council window – an advent or Zoom window if you like – to look at the political scene. What does he see? A candle? An angel? No, it’s a bedroom. The Mayor is isolating in bed....
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 12:02 pm

Brave Brighton shopkeeper dragged along road by thieves in getaway car

A brave shopkeeper from Brighton was attacked and then dragged along the road by a getaway car as he tried to stop three thieves stealing a £12,000 watch from him. Winston Sutherland gave chase after two of the thieves – a man and a woman posing as a couple – stole a Rolex from...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 11:00 am

Latest coronavirus figures for Brighton and Hove show further increase

The latest coronavirus figures for Brighton and Hove show that the number of cases has continued to increase. The rise takes the rate of new cases – the number of covid cases per 100,000 people – beyond the level that persuaded the government to place Brighton and Hove under tier...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 1:10 am

Date set to decide drinks licence for Hove seafront ‘shacks’

The owner of a set of “shacks” on Hove seafront will learn next month whether he can have a permanent drinks licence. Luke Davis, who runs Rockwater, known for many years as the West End Café, wants to be able to sell alcohol from Shacks by the Shore, with the shacks resembling...

Brighton children’s charity chief steps down after eight years at the helm

The chief executive of a Brighton children’s charity is to step down after more than eight years at the helm. Ryan Heal, 44, will leave his post at Rockinghorse Children’s Charity in the spring, having overseen a doubling in fundraising income while keeping costs stable. Mr Heal...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 12:56 am

Petition calls on council to close road outside Brighton school

A councillor is calling for a road to be closed outside a Brighton primary to make it safer for children at the start and end of the school day. Labour councillor Nick Childs said: “Dangerous driving and parking outside the school has become an increasing issue. “With rising...