Police and neighbours try to block drinks licence for online supermarket

Neighbours are worried that anti-social behaviour at party houses in Brighton will worsen if a “15-minute supermarket” is granted a drinks licence. They are also concerned about more cyclists and scooter riders speeding through the area as the applicant, online supermarket Weezy,...

Staff ‘heartbroken’ after university closes last subsidised nursery

Staff at a university-run nursery threatened with closure say finding out it was closing was “a kick in the teeth”. Eleven members of staff at the One World nursery in Moulsecoomb Place are set to lose their jobs as a result of the University of Brighton’s...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 2:43 pm

Brighton and Hove News wins BBC contract

Brighton and Hove News has been awarded a three-year contract by the BBC to employ a local democracy reporter. The contract is part of the BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting Service which is intended to ensure local coverage of councils and other local public-sector...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 2:42 pm

Drug dealer ordered to give up Rolex and drug cash stash worth £45k

A drug dealer already serving a prison sentence of more than four years has now been ordered to give up his Rolex watch and more than £20,000 in cash. Dwaine Butcher, 26, was jailed for 52 months last July for dealing heroin and crack cocaine following a raid on an address in...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 11:44 am

Campaigner fails in bid to get council to put out Amex’s lights

A campaigner’s bid to get the city council to get the Amex Stadium to turn off its grass-growing lights has failed. Steve Geliot complained to the local government ombudsman last year after Brighton and Hove City Council declined to take planning enforcement action against...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 10:59 am

Former Brighton College student wins Oscars for Best Film and Best Director

A former student at Brighton College picked up the prize for Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars last night (Sunday 25 April). Chloé Zhao won the Oscars for her film Nomadland, becoming only the second woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director. And in a third...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 10:40 am

Court clears Brighton management consultant of aggravated trespass after oil rig protest

A court has cleared a management consultant from Brighton of a charge of aggravated trespass after a protest at an oil drilling site. Lindsay Parkin, 56, of North Road, Brighton, was acquitted of the charge by a district judge after he and a fellow Extinction Rebellion activist...
Posted On 26 Apr 2021 at 9:23 am