Eddie Lizard the 4ft iguana is lucky to be alive, says RSPCA

A 4ft abandoned iguana nicknamed Eddie Lizard is lucky to be alive, according to the RSPCA which is caring for the creature in Brighton. He was found by the owners of a house in Chiswick, London, who got a shock to find green iguana dumped on their doorstep in a plastic box. The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 10:08 pm

Bleak financial outlook will mean heart-breakingly difficult decisions, says council leader

Brighton and Hove City Council faces a “dark chapter”, according to its political leader, as there are limited funds and “few options left”. This was the bleak prediction by the Green leader of the council Phélim Mac Cafferty as he addressed senior councillors this afternoon...

Jury flags up inadequate health and safety measures after Brighton labourer dies from fall

An inquest jury highlighted “inadequate health and safety measures” after a Brighton labourer fell from a roof and died three days later. The jury said that the risks and hazards were not clearly communicated to asphalter Ernie Taylor and that these shortcomings made a “material...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 5:01 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign keeper from Paris St Germain

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed the experienced Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams from Paris St Germain. The former Arsenal player has signed a contract until the summer of 2024 to return to the Women’s Super League, subject to international clearance. Williams, 34, will...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:48 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion agree to sell Trossard to Arsenal for £21m

Brighton and Hove Albion have reached an agreement to sell Belgium forward Leandro Trossard to Arsenal, the PA news agency understands. The Gunners have been in the market to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window and have now agreed a fee for the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:20 pm

Brighton’s only black-owned bookshop under threat from quadrupled rent

Brighton’s only black-owned bookshop is under threat of closure after the rent for its shop quadrupled. Carolynn Bain, who owns Afrori Books in Kensington Street, was given a year rent-free, and then a reduced rate for the following six months. But now, the rent is being...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:18 pm

CCTV released in connection with Metropole theft

CCTV images of a man wanted for questioning over the theft of building materials from the Hilton Metropole’s car park have been released by detectives. On Wednesday 4 January, officers received a report that decorating and building materials estimated to be worth aroun...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:16 pm

Fried chicken shop’s application for late licence rejected

A fried chicken shop owner has been told that he cannot trade until 5am even though he said that there was enough demand from customers. Muhammad Shahzad, who runs Chicken Club, at 72 Western Road, Brighton, applied for a late-night refreshment licence after he was found trading...

Designs for new Saltdean beach chalets revealed

Detailed proposals for new beach chalets for the promenade at Saltdean have been submitted. Seven new prefabricated double beach chalets are planned for the site underneath the Whitecliffs Café, creating 14 units with access to electricity and a drinking water standpipe. They...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 1:10 pm

Arsenal in talks to sign Trossard from Brighton and Hove Albion

Arsenal are in talks to sign Belgium forward Leandro Trossard from Premier League rivals Brighton and Hove Albion. The 28-year-old is Albion’s top scorer so far in the Premier League this season, with seven goals so far. He has emerged as a firm January target for the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 12:53 pm
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