Police hunt Brighton burglar who was jailed over ‘Paddy Pantsdown’ affair

Police are hunting a serial burglar who was jailed almost 30 years ago for his part in exposing politician Paddy Ashdown’s affair with his secretary. Simon Berkowitz, 74, is wanted now for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his latest release licence. Berkowitzwas jailed...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 3:44 pm

Teenager stabbed and seriously injured in phone mugging in Brighton

An 18-year-old was seriously injured when he was stabbed in the chest as he was robbed of his mobile phone. The attack happened in Church Street, Brighton, close to St Nicholas’ Church, in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday 26 March). The victim made his way to the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 1:40 pm

Police hunt wanted man who was recently seen in Brighton

Police are looking for a wanted man who was recently seen in Brighton. Sussex Police said that Jamie O’Neill was being sought in Sussex for failing to appear in court in Scotland. The force said: “Jamie O’Neill, 34, failed to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriffs Court on Friday 19...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 11:05 am

Pitch battle: Councillors clash over tents for homeless and begging in Brighton

Councillors argued about begging in Brighton and tents for the homeless being pitched in parks and in city centre streets. There were concerns that people would be encouraged to pitch tents and beg if Brighton and Hove City Council passed the “Homeless Bill of Rights”. But others...

Councillors urged to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in review of council’s latest contract wrangle

A review of the process that led to the domestic abuse charity RISE losing key council contracts should “leave no stone unturned”, councillors urged. They also called on officials to respond promptly to requests for information as a working group prepares to look into the latest...

China Crisis announce rescheduled Sussex concert

China Crisis have today announced that their forthcoming Sussex concert on Friday 4th June 2021, will now be taking place on Friday 17th September 2021 instead. Grab your tickets HERE. The band last appeared in Sussex on 12th January 2019 and the Brighton & Hove News Music...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 5:10 pm

The Undertones playing earlier Sussex concert

Yesterday (25th March 2021) we announced that The Undertones will be playing live at CHALK in Pool Valley, Brighton on Thursday 17th March 2022 along with former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell. This is certainly not a gig to be missed and you can read our article regarding...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 4:03 pm

Labour selects former radical left activist to fight by-election

Labour has selected a community activist who previously stood against them for a hard-left party as their candidate in the upcoming Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election. Leila Erin-Jenkins has led several campaigns around Brighton and Hove, starting with opposition to cuts to...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 3:56 pm

Police staffer investigated over theft of cash handed into Brighton police station

An exhibits officer is under investigation after cash handed into Brighton police station as lost property went missing. The theft allegedly happened at the John Street station when someone handed in a large amount of cash to the front office early this year. However, the cash...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 1:57 pm

Mother who left 20-month-old daughter alone for six days admits manslaughter

A young mother has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after leaving her one-year-old daughter alone for six days. Verphy Kudi was caught on CCTV leaving her flat in Islingword Road, Brighton, on December 5, 2019 – her 18th birthday. She was living in supported housing for young...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 10:23 am