Parents and children protest about school places outside Hove Town Hall

Families staged a protest outside Hove Town Hall today (Thursday 13 May) because their children were not given a place at their catchment area schools. The group of parents and children gathered before a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee...

Council may set up gazebos for covid-safe resident meetings

Resident groups could use pop-up gazebos so that members can get together in a covid-safe way as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased. The idea was mentioned in a council report after questions about when resident groups could use community rooms on council estates. A...

Grubbs to close three of its four outlets

Longstanding Brighton burger chain Grubbs is to close three of its four outlets, leaving just the original takeaway in Western Road. The fast food restaurants were founded more than 40 years ago in 1979 by Tim Davies. But as he turns 70, he has decided to wind the company down,...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 7:01 pm

Django Django to close UK tour with Brighton date

Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed new album ‘Glowing In The Dark’ on 12th February 2021, (which I note Resident music currently have available on limited glow in the dark vinyl with a 40cm x 60cm poster), Django Django continue to cast their art pop...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 3:39 pm

Concern growing for missing man’s welfare

Police are searching for missing 52-year-old Javan Tutton. Javan was reported missing from an address in Brighton on Monday (May 10) and concerns are growing for their welfare. Javan has links to the Hove and Shoreham areas, or may have travelled out of Sussex towards Milton...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 3:21 pm

Work accident triggered 27 years of harassment, court hears

A man who ended up paralysed after a fall at work went on to harass colleagues he blamed for his injuries for 27 years, a court heard this morning. Geoffrey Rigden, now 54, was in his late twenties when he fell down stairs at a Harvester restaurant in 1994. Four colleagues moved...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 2:59 pm

Stanmer House owners outline plans for their ‘jewel in the crown’

The owners of Stanmer House have pledged to look after the stately home, calling it their “jewel in the crown”. Brighton and Hove News revealed last week that KSD, which owns the leasehold of the grade I listed stately home, had applied to for a new licence, with the same terms...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 12:42 pm

Babes in the Wood perjury trial jury retires

The jury has retired in the Babes in the Wood perjury trial at Lewes Crown Court this afternoon (Thursday 13 May). The seven men and five women have the job of deciding whether Jennie Johnson, 55, is guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice. Johnson is accused of...
Posted On 13 May 2021 at 12:05 pm

Police oppose late licence for new restaurant at Brighton Marina

A new restaurant has applied for a licence until 2am but faces opposition from Sussex Police. The applicant Heman Rasul has asked Brighton and Hove City Council for a late licence for the new Al Agha Lounge Middle Eastern restaurant at the Waterfront in Brighton Marina. But...

Schools win fight over cuts in pupil numbers

Two popular primary schools have won their fight against cutting pupil numbers. Goldstone Primary School and Downs Infant School appealed to the schools adjudicator when they were ordered to reduce their intake from September next year by Brighton and Hove City Council. The...
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