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

Brighton band Black Honey announces second album and Autumn UK tour

Brighton band Black Honey burst out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, and are arguably one of the UK’s fastest rising bands. Three years in the making, they released their debut 12-track album on 21st September 2018 and...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:10 pm

Pride back in Brighton this summer

Brighton Pride said that it planned to go ahead with the annual parade and party this summer after the government set out its “roadmap” for the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions. The organisers said: “Following the news of the UK government’s roadmap for the lifting of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:05 pm

Three potential academy sponsors have Brighton primary school in their sights

Moulsecoomb Primary School has attracted interest from three potential academy sponsors, with one of them pressing for a meeting. The school was earmarked for conversion to academy status after education watchdog Ofsted rated it as “inadequate” in May 2019 – a verdict challenged...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 2:55 pm

Champagne shoplifter sentenced and vitamin thief banned from the centre of Brighton

A shoplifter who stole champagne from a supermarket has been sent to rehab while another, who took vitamins from an organic and wholefoods specialist, has been banned from the centre of Brighton. The pair were among four Brighton and Hove thieves targeting local stores who have...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:32 pm

Hove woman charged with making hundreds of hoax 999 calls

A woman from Hove has been charged with making hundreds of hoax 999 calls, Sussex Police said. Wendy Sirisena, 39, unemployed, of Sherbourne Road, Hangleton, has been bailed to appear before magistrates on Thursday 1 April. Sussex Police said: “Police have charged a 39-year-old...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:21 am

Brighton and Hove’s office market shows signs of post-pandemic life

It would be wrong to write off the office market in Brighton and Hove, according to commercial property agents Graves Jenkins. The firm said that it had secured “another office letting during lockdown even though government guidelines are to stay at home”. And it added: “This is...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:11 am