Start of work on restoration of Madeira Terraces edges closer

Long-awaited work on the Madeira Terraces could start next year if councillors give their backing. They are due to hear about proposals to pick a contractor for the £6 million first phase of the restoration at a meeting tomorrow (Thursday 1 July). A report is due to go before...

Cat killer Steve Bouquet arrested after failing to turn up for trial

The Brighton cat slasher was arrested this week after failing to turn up to court, Brighton and Hove News can now reveal. Steve Bouquet, 54, was found guilty today of stabbing 16 cats after a two-week trial at Chichester Crown Court. But on the day his trial was due to start,...
Posted On 30 Jun 2021 at 4:23 pm

Cat slasher found guilty of stabbing 16 cats

A shopping centre security guard has been found guilty of carrying out a campaign of cat killings. Steve Bouquet, 54, attacked 16 cats in Brighton, East Sussex, killing nine. On Wednesday a jury at Chichester Crown Court found him guilty of 16 offences of criminal damage, in...

Neighbours object to more homes planned for historic Hove dairy site

Neighbours have objected to plans to include more homes in a scheme on a former dairy site in Hove. But officials have recommended that the changes are approved – subject to conditions – in a report to councillors. The developer, Superstone Homes, owned by Ardeshir and Nader...

Jury goes out in cat stabbing trial

Jurors have retired to consider their verdicts in the case of a man accused of knifing cats to death in Brighton. Security guard Steve Bouquet is on trial accused of killing nine cats and injuring seven more in a string of attacks in the city that left police stumped, a court...

Commuters ‘cheated’ as new flexible deal often costs more than season ticket

Commuters say they feel cheated after the long-promised flexible tickets have turned out to be more expensive than an annual season ticket for many workers. The government announced details of its new flexible season tickets last week, offering books of eight tickets which can be...
Posted On 30 Jun 2021 at 2:45 pm

Loo charging plans set to be abandoned as cleaning contract ends early

Cleaning the city’s public toilets is set to come back under council control following ‘significant concerns’ about how the current contractor is performing.  Healthmatic was awarded a ten-year contract to clean and maintain public toilets in 2017. It committe...

Bach plays Beethoven in Brighton

Award-winning violinist Emmanuel Bach returns to Brighton to play Beethoven, Poulenc and Bazzini as well as a selection of 20th century works and lighter pieces too. Bach is giving the recital on Friday (2 July) at St Luke’s Church, in Queen’s Park Road, Brighton, with the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2021 at 12:10 pm

‘Hip Hop, People, Place & Things’ with Grandmaster Flash in Brighton

Beat Down Promotions are getting ready to bring the legendary Grandmaster Flash to Brighton this summer for something a little different! The date will be Friday 20th August 2021 and the venue will be CHALK which is located at 13 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ. Get in the hip-hop...
Posted On 30 Jun 2021 at 10:55 am

Council criticised for slow response to ‘freedom of information’ requests

A councillor has called for action because Brighton and Hove City Council is taking too long to respond to “freedom of information” (FoI) requests. Conservative councillor Anne Meadows asked for a report setting out how many FoI requests had been submitted to the council. She...
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