Bopara blasts Sussex Sharks past Essex

An unbeaten 62 by Ravi Bopara guided Sussex Sharks to a crucial six-wicket win over his former club Essex Eagles in the Vitality Blast at Hove. The 36-year-old, who spent 17 years at Chelmsford before heading to Hove last year, came in after skipper Luke Wright departed for a...

A little extra cash can go along way

We had a very interesting Policy and Resources Committee meeting last week when the Labour group’s “asks” to invest underspends from the previous year were agreed by all three parties as a way forward to move ahead with our Corporate Plan. They included a focus on park and ride,...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 8:39 pm

Brighton family firm awaits verdict on drinks licence for new premises

A family business is waiting to hear whether it can have a licence to serve alcoholic drinks at a second venue in Brighton. The team behind the Baqueano steak house, in Western Road, Brighton, is looking to open a new eaterie – called Malo – in the old Hotel Chocolat premises in...

Land owner wins outline approval for 14 homes on scrubland in Portslade

Councillors have approved outline plans for 14 houses on a patch of scrubland in Portslade. Brighton landlord and property developer Mike Stimpson will still need permission for the final layout and detailed designs at a later date. His company Mike Stimpson Properties applied to...

Gyokeres leaves Brighton and Hove Albion after three years, eight appearances and one goal

Viktor Gyokeres has joined Championship side Coventry City in a permanent move for an undisclosed fee, subject to EFL and Football Association ratification. The Sweden international spent the second half of last season on loan with Mark Robins’s men. He scored three times as...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 6:09 pm

Brighton police officer jailed for perverting justice

A Brighton police officer has been jailed for a year for perverting the course of justice. Ian Noakes, 41, of Beacon Hill, Ovingdean, was convicted by a jury at Brighton Crown Court after a three-day trial last week. PC Noakes, who was based in Brighton, was jailed on Monday (5...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 3:52 pm

Second playground revamp starts

The second playground revamp in the city’s £3million overhaul of park play equipment is set to begin next week. Work on Hove Park playground has just finished, and the playground was officially ‘handed over’ this lunchtime after inspectors from the RPII (Register of Play...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 3:47 pm

Number of covid app pings in Brighton and Hove rockets

Almost one in five covid app alerts sent in Brighton and Hove this year were sent in the last week of June, NHS figures show. The number of alerts sent out each week has rocketed from low single figures in April to 4,330 from 24 to 30 June – the latest period for which...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 2:39 pm

Drug Store Romeos drop new album & announce Brighton record store live performance

Today, Hampshire trio Drug Store Romeos release their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The World Within Our Bedrooms’ on Fiction Records. The album has already been the subject of glowing praise from the likes of NME (4*) The Line Of Best Fit (8/10), Dork (4*), and more. They...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 12:55 pm

Teenager charged with rape in Pavilion Gardens in Brighton

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in the Royal Pavilion Gardens in Brighton. The boy is the second person to be charged over the late-night sex attack which happened just over a month ago. Sussex Police said: “Police have charged a second person...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021 at 11:05 am
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