Crossbow seized at Coldean cannabis farm during pre-Pride drugs raids

A crossbow was seized by police raiding a cannabis farm in Coldean as part of series of pre-Pride raids across the city. Eight people have been arrested and almost 200 wraps of Class A drugs and nine weapons confiscated. Officers carried out dozens of searches and targeted action...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:47 pm

City centre tagger jailed after being caught on camera by victim

A graffiti vandal has been jailed for six months after he was caught on camera in the act by one of his victims. Caine Greenfield, 27, tagged council contractor Lee Page’s van in the early hours – not realising he was being watched. Mr Page, whose company AP Support...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:32 pm

Portslade training company rated good on first inspection

A new Portslade-based adult and apprentice education provider has been rated good after its first full inspection. Functional Skills UK (FSUK), which runs vocational courses including construction and in workplace English from its HQ in Gordon Close, was visited by Ofsted in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:15 pm

Pavilion Gardens could be fenced off by 2024

Plans to fence off Pavilion Gardens and lock the gates at night to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour are back on the agenda. The idea was first mooted in 2013, and gained momentum in 2017 when the Grade II listed gardens were first placed on the national Heritage At Risk...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:11 pm

Drug dealer jailed after being caught in Brighton

A drug dealer who was spotted dealing in Brighton has been jailed for more than three years at Hove Crown Court. Thomas Kekurah, 26, a business studies university student, of New Steine, Brighton, was seen dealing in the St James’s Street area of Brighton in February 2020. Robin...
Posted On 15 Aug 2022 at 9:04 pm

Rebellion & R-Fest – Day Two Report

‘VARIOUS ARTISTS’ – WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL & PROMENADE, BLACKPOOL 5.8.22 The Rebellion Festival is the biggest punk rock music festival in the UK. It is spread across four days and it attracts the largest bands and new emerging talent on the scene. It is annually...

Dozens of tenants evicted in Brighton and Hove in just three months

Dozens of tenants have been evicted from their homes in Brighton and Hove in just three months, according to new figures from the Ministry of Justice. A total of 27 evictions took place in the April to June quarter, up from eight in the same quarter a year ago. The 2021 figures...
Posted On 15 Aug 2022 at 6:58 pm

Falmer community come together to rescue dying carp

A “military style operation” to rescue dying carp from Falmer Pond saw volunteers using an inflatable dinghy to rehome the fish. An eleven-hour community effort helped rescue 120 carp from Falmer Pond and relocate them to lakes elsewhere in Sussex on Saturday. Extreme...
Posted On 15 Aug 2022 at 5:26 pm

Burglars trash community cafe and food bank at Brighton church

Burglars trashed a community cafe and foodbank at a Brighton church. Community meetings at St George’s Church in Kemp Town had to be cancelled on Thursday while police worked at the scene. The burglars had broken open the till at the cafe, but no money is kept there overnight so...
Posted On 15 Aug 2022 at 3:56 pm

Brighton man jailed for domestic abuse and controlling or coercive behaviour

A Brighton man has been jailed for more than three and a half years for domestic abuse, assault and harassment. Jack Fitzpatrick, 26, of Stanmer Park Road, in Brighton, was jailed for a total of 44 months for a series of offences committed in January and February. At Lewes Crown...
Posted On 15 Aug 2022 at 1:06 pm