Planners approve student flats for London Road despite concerns about pollution

Plans for 156 more student flats in London Road, Brighton, have been approved despite concerns that they would lead to pollution worsening. Clean air campaigner Adrian Hill spoke out about the scheme to demolish the former Marks and Spencer store and replace it with a five-storey...

Ouch – Brighton & Hove Albion knocked out of FA Cup with last touch

Leicester City 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion were knocked out of the FA Cup after being caught out by a short corner routine. Kelechi Iheanacho scored with a header from less than six yards after a quick and well-worked corner routine with almost 95 minutes on the clock....
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 9:41 pm

Plan for nine-storey hotel behind Brighton Metropole wins approval

Plans for a new hotel just off Brighton seafront have been approved, with councillors saying that it would improve the look of the area. The proposed building would replace the conference and exhibition space at the back of the Metropole hotel. But the new nine-storey hotel would...

Suspected animal abuser from Brighton arrested and brought before court

A Brighton man suspected of animal cruelty has been arrested and brought before a court. Jack Saunders, 27, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, was wanted for failing to answer bail in Brighton, leading police to offer a £500 reward. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 10 February):...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 9:00 pm

Dolphins clear another hurdle on their way to Norfolk Square

A dolphin sculpture in Norfolk Square has been granted planning permission by councillors this afternoon (Wednesday 10 February). The decision paves the way for artist Steve Geliot’s Waves of Compassion to be installed at the north end of Norfolk Square, between the two kiosks,...

Half time with Hodges – Leicester City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Albion have been in the ascendancy but so far haven’t managed to hit the target. Andi Zeqiri and Percy Tau have linked up well and have created chances for each other. Michal Karbownik has also had a couple of chances for Albion. Steve Alzate has looked useful and has formed a...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 8:29 pm

FA Cup 5th round – Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

Albion are giving two players – Michal Karbownik and Jakub Moder – a full debut this evening (Wednesday 10 February) as Albion visit Leicester City in the FA Cup. And the young Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo makes his first appearance on the bench. Christian Walton is...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 6:44 pm

Council asks for permission to continue virtual meetings past May

Senior councillors have written to the government urging them to extend the option to hold virtual meetings past May. Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty, opposition leader Nancy Platts and Conservative Group leader Steve Bell have sent a joint letter to Robert Jenrick, Secretary...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 12:37 pm

Man held after ‘cowardly’ robbery in Brighton

Police have arrested an 18-year-old local man after a “cowardly” robbery in Brighton. The robbery happened on Sunday morning (7 February), Sussex Police said. The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a report of a robbery in Brighton. “At...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 12:27 pm

Man wanted for smashing woman’s windows

Police are warning people not to approach a man they want in connection with smashed windows at a woman’s Brighton house. Officers are investigating an incident in which the front windows of a house occupied by a woman known to 28-year-old local man Lenny Heath were smashed...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021 at 12:16 pm