Hove tax fraudster jailed for 10 years

A tax fraudster from Hove has been jailed for 10 years for dodging millions of pounds of VAT (value added tax). Shafqat Majeed, 52, of Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, was the ringleader of a £16 million scam built on smuggled alcohol and a complex network of fake businesses and forged...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 1:16 pm

After a covid delay of 553 days 808 State finally play Brighton gig

808 STATE + ABSOLUTE. – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 29.10.21 Electronica band 808 State hail from Manchester and they pioneered Acid House Music back in 1987. The legendary outfit were set to bring their full live show to Brighton’s Concorde 2 way back on 24th April 2020,...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 11:54 am

Stay away from Lewes Bonfire urge safety chiefs

Lewes Bonfire is back but safety chiefs are urging the public to stay away from an event which has traditionally drawn crowds of tens of thousands. Once again, roads will be closed and trains will skip Lewes and neighbouring stations on Friday 5 November, inconveniencing...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 10:38 pm

Brighton man to take part in UN climate talks at COP26

A Brighton man is due to take part in the United Nations (UN) climate talks in Glasgow which start in a few days’ time. Neil Thorns, 53, is a delegate as the director of advocacy at the Catholic aid agency CAFOD. He also chairs the Climate Coalition which, with more than 100...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 7:17 pm

Hove man jailed for a year over home-grown cannabis farm

A Hove man has been jailed for a year for having a home-grown cannabis farm at a property in the town. Xhavit Spahiu, 54, of Albany Mews, was jailed by Judge Jeremy Gold at Hove Crown Court after pleading guilty to cultivating cannabis plants. Spahiu was arrested after officers...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 6:01 pm

Public Service Broadcasting enthral Brighton Dome audience

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING + EERA – BRIGHTON DOME 25.10.21 This evening, the Brighton Dome was open for business and they were treating the attendees’ health and safety very seriously. Covid jab cards and/or the relevant NHS app had to be produced prior to entry. If...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 5:50 pm

Police sergeant faces court charged with assault

A police sergeant faces court charged with assaulting a youth while he was in custody. Ian Cheesman, 52, who went to school in Brighton, is due to appear in court next month, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Ian Cheesman, 52, will appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 1:37 pm

Brighton man faces court over £3k graffiti spree

A Brighton man faces court charged with being behind a graffiti spree that caused thousands of pounds of damage. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 29 October): “A Brighton man has been charged in connection with a series of distinctive graffiti ‘tags’ in public spaces...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 1:23 pm

Years & Years announce Brighton Centre date and new album

Years & Years has today confirmed details of ‘The Night Call Tour’ for 2022, which features a Brighton Centre date on 19th May 2022. Those pre-ordering the album from yearsandyears.com will gain access to the pre-sale (beginning on Wednesday at 9am) before general sale opens...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 12:23 pm

Council pays out six-figure sum for pavement claims in Brighton and Hove

The council has paid out more than £100,000 for “pavement claims” over three years in Brighton and Hove. The figure has fallen since 2018 even as criticisms of the current weed-infested state of the pavements have grown. The sums revealed did not include the council’s own legal...
Posted On 29 Oct 2021 at 10:59 am