Sussex Sharks turn the tide against Surrey

Two longstanding streaks ended as Sussex Sharks completed a remarkable comeback to stun table-toppers Surrey. Sussex came into the game on the back of a five-game losing streak. They showed a keen fighting spirit to turn the tide and end Surrey’s unbeaten start to the T20 Blast...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 11:21 pm

Moves agreed to tackle rogue landlords who bar tenants on benefits

Councillors have backed moves to try to prevent private landlords from discriminating against people on benefits. Although discrimination is against the law, research by community union Acorn suggested that landlords told 61 per cent of private renters in Brighton and Hove that...

Ukrainian refugees swell demand for free English courses

A big rise has been reported in the number of people signing up for free English language courses in Brighton and Hove since Russia invaded Ukraine. More than 100 Ukrainians have registered for the government-funded courses in the past five weeks alone – with just one local...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 7:18 pm

Towerblocks on fruit market site named Building of the Year

A new development on a former fruit and veg market in Brighton has been named Building of the Year by a top architectural magazine. The Circus Street development was given the award last night at the Architects’ Journal AJ100 awards. Architects shedkm designed the complex...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 4:23 pm

Council warn of impersonation scam in Portslade

Scammers attempted to trick Portslade residents into paying for gardening work by impersonating council contractors yesterday. Two men knocked on at least six doors in Maplehurst Road , claiming to represent Brighton and Hove City Council They attempted to gain access to...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 4:05 pm

Homeless OAPs win £7k compensation after council left them in B&B for 18 months

A pensioner couple have been awarded almost £7,000 in compensation after the council housed them in a B&B for 18 months during lockdown. The couple were put in the single room with just a microwave, mini-hob and mini-fridge after becoming homeless. Meanwhile, the council...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 1:52 pm

Brighton man found guilty of assaulting emergency worker

A Brighton man has been found guilty of assaulting an emergency worker at the Sussex Police cell block in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury. Max Kramer, 30, of Harmsworth Crescent, Hangleton, assaulted Ashleigh Greenwood, a police investigator, on Tuesday 19 October last year. He was...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 12:59 pm

Brighton language school closes, blaming changes in international student demand

A longstanding Brighton language school has announced it will be closing at the end of the academic year. Bellerbys College, which teaches 800 international students at its boarding school in Billinton Way, posted the announcement on its website. It said the “difficult but...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 11:16 am

Former Brighton police chief’s debut novel published today

The first novel by former Brighton and Hove police chief Graham Bartlett goes on sale today (Thursday 23 June). Bad for Good has already garnered rave reviews from fellow crime writers Peter James, Mark Billingham and Elly Griffiths. Brighton crime writer Peter James, who...
Posted On 23 Jun 2022 at 12:01 am