Yoga boss jailed for life-changing attack outside Hove bar

The director of a yoga business has been jailed after he inflicted life-changing injuries on another man in an unprovoked attack outside a bar in Hove. Aftab Miah, 36, of Sherbourne Close, Hangleton, was sentenced to 21 months for assaulting Kit Bruce in Second Avenue, Hove, in...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 9:56 pm

Government to axe funds for Brighton and Hove for scrapping cycle lane

The government is to cut funding for Brighton and Hove City Council if it axes the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane. But the threat has been criticised by an active travel campaigner from Brighton who accused the government of trying to threaten councils and override local democracy....
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 8:36 pm

Detective tells how police and animal lovers snared Brighton cat killer

Officers from Sussex Police have spoken about the way that they pieced together the case against Brighton cat killer Steve Bouquet. And they said that they are sharing what they have learnt with the National Crime Agency and police in other areas where pets have been slayed....
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 7:56 pm

Fifty trees to be felled in Brighton woods after elm disease outbreak

About 50 trees in Coldean woods need to be removed after the discovery of a large outbreak of elm disease in the area, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said today (Friday 30 July) that work to remove the trees would start next Wednesday (4 August) and was...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 6:52 pm

Wind and rain rob Sussex and Kent of Royal London Cup result

Sussex Sharks 209-7 (29 overs) Kent Spitfires 50-1 (5.4 overs) No result Sussex Sharks and Kent Spitfires are still looking for their first win in the Royal London Cup after playing four matches apiece. Their Group A match at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove was abandoned in...

Art galleries, museums and exhibitions remain empty despite lockdown easing

• 93% of Brits say they have not been to an art gallery or exhibition in the past three months • 27% of the country feels that the arts and creative industries have little importance to the country’s economy • In addition, more than half of the country’s population believe that...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 4:46 pm

White out of the blue – Brighton & Hove Albion defender completes Arsenal move

Perhaps the worst-kept secret in English football is out – Ben White has completed his move to Arsenal for a club record transfer fee received, reported to be £50 million. The 23-year-old England defender has joined the Gunners on undisclosed terms, signing a long-term deal at...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 4:03 pm

Brighton cat killer jailed for five years for stabbing 16 cats

The Brighton cat killer has been jailed for five years for stabbing 16 cats in a campaign of terror over nine months. Steve Bouquet, 54, of Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton, killed nine of the cats and left seven with knife injuries. Bereaved owners spoke about their loss at the...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 11:13 am

Old Shoreham Road changes could be catalyst for proper cycle lanes in Brighton and Hove

The controversy surrounding cycle lanes along Old Shoreham Road – and now their removal – could paradoxically become a massive turning point for cycling in the city. The debate is now properly out there with the city’s people. It is no longer just in the domain of a select few...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 9:16 am

Wind warning from Met Office as Storm Evert sweeps through

Brighton and Hove could be in for a battering, according to the Met Office, as Storm Evert sweeps across the country. The official forecaster issued a wind warning for today (Friday 30 July), with gusts of 40mph to 50mph in prospect. According to the warning, given yesterda...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021 at 6:36 am
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