Neighbours battle back garden terrace

Dozens of neighbours have objected to plans to demolish a bungalow and build a terrace of four homes in its place. A planning application to knock down the bungalow in Deans Close, Woodingdean, and replace it with four houses has drawn 35 letters of objection from neighbours. The...

Neighbours speak out over extra bedroom planned for shared house in Brighton

Neighbours, councillors and a community group have objected to plans to enlarge a shared house in Brighton. The property’s owner, Anindita Sengupta, 42, of Bank Street, London, wants to add a single-storey rear extension and dormer in the roof of 184 Saunders Hill, Coldean. The...

Hammer-wielding thug jailed for threatening to kill Brighton family and burn down their home

A hammer-wielding thug has been jailed for 32 months for threatening to kill a Brighton family and burn down their home. Marcus Fraser, 28, of Grand Parade in Brighton, had a claw hammer when he was arrested on a bus on Tuesday 22 June last year. Fraser had threatened George and...
Posted On 30 Jun 2022 at 1:08 pm

Brighton footballer cleared of sexual assault

The former Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma has been cleared of sexual assault after a police investigation lasting more than eight months. Bissouma, 25, who joined Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month, was arrested along with a man in his forties at a night club...
Posted On 30 Jun 2022 at 9:34 am

Plan for decking outside town hall to go back before councillors

Rain stopped play when councillors listened to the case for decking outside Hove Town Hall. Discussions about co-working company Platform 9’s proposals to instal decking next to its entrance at Hove Town Hall ended when rain started pouring through the ceiling of the council...

Seafront venue drops plans for late-night parties during Brighton Pride

A seafront venue has dropped its plans to hold clubbing-style parties until 2am on the same weekend as Brighton Pride. Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council officials lodged formal objections to the proposals for Shelter Hall, opposite the bottom of West Street. The...

What are developers doing to cut dependency on fossil fuels?

It’s a strange world. Our government is sending aid and weapons to Ukraine on the one hand and all the while we send millions to Russia every day in exchange for gas – money they use to arm their troops to fight the Ukrainians. With a carbon-neutral future planned and Russian...
Posted On 30 Jun 2022 at 12:45 am

Mayor’s expenses debate descends into row over fraud claims and ‘slapdash’ system

A debate about a former mayor’s expenses descended into a heated row during which claims of fraud were made and the council was accused of being slapdash with taxpayers’ money. Councillors were debating an internal audit report on expenses claims submitted by fellow councillor...

Brighton tennis player bows out of Wimbledon

Brighton tennis player Sonay Kartal has been beaten in the first round of the ladies’ singles and doubles at Wimbledon. The 20-year-old British number nine made her grand slam debut on Court 16 yesterday (Tuesday 28 June) when she lost in three sets. And today she paired up with...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 6:43 pm

Sussex claim first County Championship victory since April last year

Opener Ali Orr made a career-best 141 as Sussex pulled off a remarkable run chase against Derbyshire to claim their first win since April 2021 in the LV= County Championship. Orr was superbly supported by Tom Alsop and Mohammad Rizwan, who made 55 and 76 not out respectively, at...