Neighbours ‘too afraid’ to report drug problems and anti-social behaviour

Council workers have shared their frustration at trying to tackle anti-social behaviour when people are too afraid to report what’s going on. Residents raised concerns about drug problems and threatening behaviour at blocks of flats in Whitehawk and Hollingdean during housing...

Police explore appeal after Katie Price spared ‘Christmas behind bars’ for drink driving

Sussex Police may appeal after Brighton-born former model Katie Price was spared an immediate prison sentence for drink driving while banned. A senior officer, Superintendent James Collis, formerly based in Brighton, said: “Price is extremely lucky not to be spending Christmas...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 7:58 pm

Scrapping council meeting sparks party political row over covid

The decision to scrap a meeting of the full council at Hove Town Hall has sparked a row between the political parties today (Thursday 16 December). The Conservatives called it “another nail in the coffin for democracy” while the Greens and Labour said that the Tories were not...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 5:10 pm

From The Jam to The Selecter – Brighton gig report

FROM THE JAM + THE SELECTER – BRIGHTON DOME 13.12.21 At the age of 57, the beginning of yet another working week hardly fills me with excitement, but when the opportunity arose to review this evolution of my all-time favourite band, I have to confess that I had been...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 3:47 pm

Pair face trial over hammer incident in Brighton

Two people appeared in court today (Thursday 16 December) after an incident in Brighton where a man was reported to have been threatened with a hammer. Darryl Rodger, 28, and Alexandra Karadimas, 24, formally entered a plea of not guilty to five separate charges between them at...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 3:41 pm

Albion’s Saturday game postponed after Manchester United players test positive

Manchester United’s Premier League match at home to Brighton on Saturday has been postponed. The decision was made following a coronavirus outbreak among United’s squad and backroom staff. “The health of players and staff is our priority,” read a statement on United’s websit...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 3:29 pm

Council meeting cancelled over omicron fears

Concerns about the rapid spread of the omicron variant of covid has prompted Brighton and Hove City Council cancel a meeting of the full council scheduled for this afternoon. The public participation element of the council meeting will still take place today (Thursday 16...

Man jailed over ‘suicide by cop’ attempt

A disturbed alcoholic has been jailed for telling a 999 operator he had shot someone dead in the hope police officers would do the same to him. Carl Owston, 32, previously sparked a police siege of his mother’s flat in Hangleton in April 2020 when he told police he had a...
Posted On 16 Dec 2021 at 10:54 am

The bin strike’s over but the rubbish keeps piling up

The bin strike might be over but the rubbish has been piling up at a block of flats in Hove over the past four weeks after a run of missed collections. People at Devonshire Court, in The Drive, Hove, spelt out their frustration, having previously endured a month without...