Tourism chiefs target phone-friendly dot-com booking sites to lift visitor revenues

Tourism chiefs are targeting mobile phone-friendly travel booking sites such as Expedia and Airbnb to try to attract overseas and staycation visitors to Sussex. They are particularly keen to boost the number of business guests and other overnight visitors – as opposed to...

Youths attack boy and steal his bike in Hove park

A gang of youths attacked a boy in Hove Park and stole his bike. Sussex Police asked anyone who saw the mugging to come forward today (Tuesday 27 April). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy had his bike stolen during a robbery in Hove. “At around...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 7:13 pm

Babes in the Wood murderer was ‘evil’ and ‘a monster’, says ex-girlfriend

Babes in the Wood murderer Russell Bishop was “evil” and “a monster”, his ex-girlfriend told police, and he should have been hanged. Jennie Johnson finally spoke out during an interview with detectives more than 30 years after Bishop killed two nine-year-olds – Nicola Fellows and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 6:00 pm

Kenny Thomas announces concert at The Old Market for ‘Voices 30th Anniversary’ UK tour

English soul singer Kenny Thomas has announced that he will be performing live at The Old Market venue on Sunday 31st October, as part of the ‘Voices 30th Anniversary’ UK tour. Purchase your concert tickets HERE or from your usual ticketing agency. The Old Market is...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 5:35 pm

Bella Union ‘Supergroup’ Piroshka announce Brighton gig and new album

The CHALK concert venue in Brighton is certainly the place to be on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 as today ‘supergroup’ Piroshka have announced that they will be opening up their select UK tour here in town ahead of visiting Leeds, Manchester, London and Guildford. Purchase your...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 3:43 pm

‘Unexploded bomb’ found at Stanmer Park

The bomb squad has been called to Stanmer Park after a possible unexploded mortar shell was found there. The shell was reportedly found near Stonymere Way by a mountain biker on a ride there today, shortly before midday. Brighton Police said: “We’re currently...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 2:20 pm

Roofer on trial for manslaughter after friend’s fatal fall

A roofer who employed his friend to help fix a roof took “absolutely no steps” to keep him safe before a fall which led to his death, a court heard. Simon Bigg, 56, is on trial for the manslaughter of Mark Willis, who died in November 2018 following the fall from a...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 1:57 pm

Joy at reopening tempered by need to make seafront safer

I felt a real sense of joy running along the seafront recently as I watched people opening up their businesses and others arriving to meet friends for a morning coffee in the sunshine. So much so, that I felt inspired to run further and see what else was happening by the beach....
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 1:26 pm

Babes in the Wood perjury trial jury shown video of killer’s ex

The Babes in the Wood perjury trial was shown a video of the double murderer’s ex-girlfriend as she harangued officers at the police station in Brighton. Jennie Johnson shouted: “You arrested the wrong bloke so why don’t you admit it? You arrested the wrong man.” In the crowded...
Posted On 27 Apr 2021 at 12:21 pm