Financial help for cabbies and nurseries wins backing from Brighton and Hove’s leading politicians

A £500,000 pot of cash looks likely to be shared among the 1,300 cabbies in Brighton and Hove after a key meeting this evening (Thursday 4 February). It will amount to a maximum of just £400 each – and possibly as little as £250 – as Brighton and Hove City Council looks to...

Former Brighton doctors’ surgery will not be replaced if planners agree

A former doctors’ surgery in Brighton will not be replaced if planners agree to a request from the site’s owner. Heath Hill Student Developments wants to build 24 student bedrooms on the site of the Willow House surgery, in Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean. The company was granted...

Suspected hand grenade detonated in Hove

A suspected hand grenade was blown up in Hove last night (Wednesday 3 February). It was found in trees and foliage in a park that is popular with dog walkers. The grenade was uncovered in Three Cornered Copse, between Dyke Road Avenue, Goldstone Crescent, Woodland Avenue and...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 6:03 pm

Brighton man faces trial charged with child sex abuse

A Brighton man faces a trial by jury on charges including child sex abuse and making indecent pictures of children. Lloyd Collins, 29, of Montpelier Road, Brighton, has also appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court charged with being involved in drug dealing. Collins, who is...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 5:47 pm

A27 slip road closes after lorry overturns

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital after his vehicle overturned on a slip off the A27 this afternoon (Thursday 4 February). Sussex Police asked drivers to avoid the area and warned that they faced delays. The force said: “Emergency services were called just after 2.30pm to...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 5:13 pm

Pair charged over alleged Wild Park kidnap

Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged kidnap where the victim was driven to Wild Park and attacked. At 7pm on 16 November, officers received a report of two men entering a property in Stonecross Road, Brighton and forcing the victim – a 26-year-old man...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 1:14 pm

Brighton gets a snow warning

A snow warning has been issued for Sunday and Monday – but with Brighton and Hove right on the edge of the warning area, we may not see that much. The Met Office updated its yellow warning for Sunday to include Brighton and issued a new Monday yellow warning at 11am, with...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 12:19 pm

Driver jailed for life for Brighton seafront murder

A man has been jailed for life for murder after he drove a car straight into three friends on Brighton seafront, killing one of them. His brother was jailed for three years for assisting an offender after he helped his brother to escape the scene of the crime. Iftekhar Khondaker,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2021 at 11:48 am

Brighton restaurant wins licence subject to soundproofing

A new restaurant in Brighton has been granted a licence to sell alcohol but has been told to fit soundproofing. The decision means that Paragon Hospitality can serve drinks at its steak restaurant in the old Cath Kidston shop in East Street. It also plans to run a daytime café...