Brighton man cleared of armed burglary

A Brighton man who was accused of burgling a flat, armed with a knife and a baseball bat, has been cleared of the charge. Leon Tierney, 22, of Tillstone Street, Brighton, was accused of carrying out the aggravated burglary at a ground floor flat in the Hanover area. But today...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 7:57 pm

Objectors spell out concerns about Brighton restaurant’s bar plans

A Brighton restaurant owner applied for a new premises licence so that diners could drink at the bar after their meal, a licensing panel hearing was told yesterday (Wednesday 21 July). The Rum Kitchen’s owner, Icarus Leisure Soho, applied for a premises licence that would allow...

Line-up change for Brighton ‘Garageland’ punk club night

Garageland London will be bringing their famed long-standing 1977 punk rock roots club night down to the seaside for their first instalment of Garageland Brighton. The event will be taking place from 8pm on Friday 23rd July 2021 at The Pipeline, which is an independent rock bar...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 1:07 pm

Labour promised to listen on cycle lanes – and we have

We are keen to ensure there is more “active travel” infrastructure built around the city, that’s why we implemented a number of temporary measures including cycle lanes. However, we have always been clear that residents must be the drivers of any transport changes and their...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 12:46 pm

Covid app pings drop despite rise in cases

The number of pings sent in Brighton and Hove has fallen this week, despite a rise in cases. Figures published today show number of positive tests reported to the app in the week ending 14 July rose by about 8.2%.  the number of alerts sent out by the app dropped by 6.6%. The...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 12:34 pm

“Candi Carpenter is one of the greatest singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard, bar none” says Dolly Parton.

Rolling Stone calls Candi Carpenter “a devastatingly direct singer with a gospel foundation, a Janis Joplin obsession and an axe to grind.” To The Point Music says, “Candi Carpenter is one of those once in a lifetime talents.” Originally from Lansing, Michigan,...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 12:24 pm

Astoria developer asks to scrap its community room

The developer of the Astoria wants to scrap the requirement it has to provide community space – partly because of reduced demand for meeting rooms since the pandemic. The art deco cinema was demolished in to make way for a a seven storey block of flats with commercial space...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 10:08 am

Missing girl from Brighton returns home

A missing girl from Brighton has returned home, Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 22 July). We are happy to report Emily Batt, 16, has returned home safely after being reported missing on Monday 19 July. Emily had not been seen since she said she was heading to the beach...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 10:08 am

Batteries explode inside Brighton bin lorry

A bag of batteries thrown into a residential bin exploded inside a dust truck this week – prompting warnings from the council. Rubbish from a Cityclean dust truck had to be sprawled across Eley Drive in Rottingdean after the batteries set other refuse alight on Tuesday...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 10:05 am