Brighton man held as police seize drugs, cash and weapons

A 50-year-old man from Brighton has been held on suspicion of drug dealing in Hove. As he was arrested, officers said that they found more than £2,000 cash, more than 100 bags of cannabis, mobile phones and a bank card which they suspected was stolen. A property was searched...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021 at 2:14 pm

Brighton boy, 14, missing since Monday

UPDATE Georgie Maynard has been found safe, Sussex Police said. A 14-year-old boy from Brighton has been missing since Monday (23 August), Sussex Police said today. This afternoon (Friday 27 August) the force issued a public appeal for help finding him. Police said: “Have you...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021 at 1:01 pm

Missing boy, 14, found safe

A missing 14-year-old boy has been found safe, Sussex Police said. The force issued a public appeal for help finding Joe Watts who they believed was in the Peacehaven and Newhaven area. The appeal was made on Wednesday (25 August) and within 24 hours the boy was found. Sussex...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021 at 11:12 am

New covid case numbers in Brighton and Hove remain stubbornly high

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen slightly again but remains at a stubbornly high level, according to public health officials. In the seven days to Sunday (22 August) there were 1,232 new covid-19 cases in Brighton and Hove, down from 1,290 in...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021 at 10:56 am

Brighton doctor’s web of lies put innocent man behind bars

A Brighton doctor’s web of lies led to an innocent man being locked up by police, a court was told. Javed Saumtally, 28, had feelings for his flatmate Ben Gough and sabotaged Mr Gough’s relationships with other men through an elaborate deceit. Jonathan Atkinson, prosecuting,...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 11:36 pm

Missing Hove man found

A missing man from Hove has been found, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 26 August). The force issued a public appeal for help finding Matthew Hunter, 51, on Monday after he went missing last Friday. Police said: “Matthew Hunter, who was missing from Hove, has been...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 11:21 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion finally throw in the Tau

South African striker Percy Tau will leave Brighton and Hove Albion, having agreed a permanent move to Egyptian club Al Ahly on undisclosed terms. The transfer fee is understood to total about £1.6 million for a player who never turned out to be the exciting striker yearned for...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 10:42 pm

Eat, sleep, acoustic rave, repeat with The Showhawk Duo

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Whether...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 9:16 pm

The Specials to ‘CHALK’ off another Brighton gig

Veteran ska-punk band, The Specials, which comprises Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, have announced they will be performing a live intimate stripped back show at CHALK on Sunday 3rd October 2021. The event has been organised by Resident music as one of their now...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 6:58 pm

Burst main in Hove leaves thousands without water

Thousands of homes in Hove were left with no water or low pressure this afternoon (Thursday 26 August). Southern Water said that emergency work had been needed to fix a 12in main – one of its bigger water mains – in Hove. The problem was reported shortly after noon and repair...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021 at 6:51 pm