Hove bridge club looks for new home

A Hove bridge club is looking for a new home after its owner decided to convert it into a family home. The Avenue Bridge Club has been run by Lord Richard Newton, who owns its current home in Third Avenue, for the last two decades. But when the club was forced to temporarily move...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 5:33 pm

Voyeur officer ‘may have used anti-terror skills’ to secretly film naked women

A senior Metropolitan Police officer who used spy cameras to secretly film naked women in Brighton and elsewhere may have used his background in counter-terrorism to obtain the devices, a court was told. Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, posed as an airline pilot to book...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 4:59 pm

Head to captain Sussex in county championship

Australia international Travis Head will captain Sussex in the county championship next season, the club said today (Thursday 4 November). Head, 27, has signed as an overseas player in all formats for the 2022 season and is due to return to Hove in time for the opening match. He...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 4:51 pm

Primary schools may close as pupil numbers plummet, report warns

One in five reception places will have to be slashed from Brighton and Hove’s primary schools by 2025 – and some schools may close. A council report out today has earmarked seven schools for a reduction in numbers, and says more will be needed. Pupil numbers are...

Bonfire bigotry lives on in Sussex – it’s time we took a stand

At a council meeting on Thursday 21 October, I put a question to Brighton and Hove’s Green administration asking them to condemn the continued practice of burning catholic effigies, displaying anti catholic slogans and other religious bigotry openly tolerated at Lewes and other...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 2:22 pm

Cramped bedroom scotches HMO extension plans

Councillors unanimously refused plans to extend a shared house as one of the rooms was too tiny. A two-storey side extension and a single-storey rear extension on the house in 57 Northease Drive, Hangleton would have boosted the capacity from six residents to seven. But at...

Teenage gang seriously assault pensioner

An OAP was seriously injured after a teenage gang attacked him in Brighton last night. Police tape was put up while officers conducted door to door enquiries after the incident outside the Brighton and Hove Recovery Service in Richmond Road, off Lewes Road. A police spokesman...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 1:43 pm

Impounded British fishing trawler returns to Shoreham

A British trawler which was impounded by France amid the dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights has arrived in the UK after being released by French authorities. The scallop dredger Cornelis Gert Jan left Le Havre on Wednesday evening after being held there since last week, when...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 9:49 am

‘Poky’ flats scheme turned down

A landlord was told to come back with better plans after his bid to convert a church hall into “poky flats” was refused. Mike Stimpson’s application to convert the former Mission Church Hall in Bentham Road, Brighton, into nine flats for social rent was turned...