7 things we’re worried about since Lee Mason initiated Brighton & Hove Albion into the farce of the season

  The debate about whistles and communications with VAR officials rages on. Why did Lee Mason blow his whistle a second time? Was he briefly transported back to 1992 in Ibiza?  -or did he once work on a railway platform and got confused? Either way  his clear and obvious...
Posted On 28 Feb 2021 at 9:39 am

Ofsted inspector who slated Brighton school helps run potential academy sponsor

An Ofsted inspector whose visit led to a Brighton primary being rated “inadequate” is a key figure at an academy trust in talks about whether to sponsor the school in Moulsecoomb. Timothy Rome joined The Pioneer Academy, a multi-academy trust, as a regional director in September...
Posted On 28 Feb 2021 at 1:12 am

Going Gaga over rise in dog thefts

In the week when an armed man dognapped Lady Gaga’s pet pooches, police chiefs are asking for people in Brighton and Hove for their views about the rising number of dog thefts. The Sussex police and crime commissioner has started a national survey in partnership with the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2021 at 1:02 am

Masonic dodge – referring shambles but woeful Seagulls pay the penalty

West Bromwich Albion 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Brighton lost an astonishing game at the Hawthorns, missing TWO penalties and an open goal and faltering deep into relegation uncertainty. You literally couldn’t make this up – the Albion again had a majority of the play...
Posted On 27 Feb 2021 at 4:58 pm

Half time with Hodges – West Bromwich Albion 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Official: Watching Brighton & Hove Albion is bad for your health. Not necessarily the team’s performance, although Pascal Gross missing a 19th penalty that would have restored parity after Kyle Bartley’s opener for West Brom didn’t help. But the talking point already...
Posted On 27 Feb 2021 at 3:55 pm

Premier League Match Day 26 – West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

The battle of the Albions may never have had so much significance. The Seagulls are now just four points above the relegation zone although they sit 11 points ahead of West Brom who are firmly in it. Head coach Graham Potter has brought Aaron Connolly back into the starting line...
Posted On 27 Feb 2021 at 2:37 pm

Lockdown drink drivers banned from the road

Two men have been banned from the road after being caught drink drinking on the first day of the second national coronavirus lockdown. One was given a three-year ban for having drunk more than three times the legal amount of alcohol while the other had drunk almost twice as much...
Posted On 27 Feb 2021 at 12:20 pm

Councillors earmark extra cash for domestic abuse survivors

More money has been earmarked to support victims of domestic abuse after councillors approved the extra funding during their annual budget debate last night (Thursday 25 February). Members of Brighton and Hove City Council agreed to spend £95,000 in the coming year on support for...

Landmark tree set to be felled because of fungal decay

A nature-lover aghast at the prospect of a landmark sycamore being felled climbed into its branches to stop tree surgeons yesterday – but sadly, fungal disease means it must come down. The Prestonville resident acted when council officers turned up at the mature tree at the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:47 pm

Greens announce candidate for Hollingdean by-election

The Green candidate for the first of two upcoming by-elections has been announced as sustainable design researcher Zoë John. Ms John, who has lived in Hollingdean and Stanmer for nine years and moved to Brighton 22 years ago, will be standing in the by-election likely to be held...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:29 pm