Freedom Eubank faces loss of liberty after warrant issued for Brighton boxer’s arrest

Brighton boxer Freedom Eubank looks like losing his liberty after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest today (Monday 18 March). Eubank, 28, of St Helen’s Road, Brighton, was due to be sentenced for dangerous driving at Lewes Crown Court this morning. The defendant – a cousin...
Posted On 18 Mar 2019 at 6:37 pm

Campaigners celebrate blocking low-cost homes plan for poorer Brighton families

Campaigners were celebrating after plans to build low-cost homes for hundreds of poorer working families in Brighton were formally halted today (Monday 18 March). The protesters, from Save Whitehawk Hill Local Nature Reserve, said that the proposed new homes “should not be at the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2019 at 5:29 pm

Brighton and Hove ‘climate strike’ in pictures

Hundreds of children missed school to take part in the second climate strike in Brighton and Hove yesterday (Friday 15 March). Here is a selection of pictures from the event taken by Jess Turner. For more of her work, visit her Facebook page or see @jlturner_ on Instagram.  
Posted On 16 Mar 2019 at 3:58 pm

Beware the horror film scenario at the Brighton and Hove local elections in May

If you, like me, scream at the next victim in a horror film – “Don’t go outside into the dark! You know what will happen!” – you will know it never ends well. We have seen the spectacle of MPs resigning from the Labour Party, citing anti-semitic abuse and hijacking by the hard...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019 at 2:10 pm

Man suspected of dealing drugs in Brighton faces crown court trial

A suspected drug dealer is being held in prison to await a crown court trial after being arrested in Brighton. Ibrahim Adegbite, 22, was remanded in custody by Brighton magistrates charged with having crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and having cannabis. Adegbite...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019 at 6:11 pm

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove youngsters join second climate change ‘strike’

Hundreds of schoolchildren from Brighton and Hove “went on strike” for a second time today (Friday 15 March). They held a march through the centre of Brighton, supported by parents and political activists, before a rally at The Level. The children chanted “What do we want?...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019 at 6:00 pm

Brighton cocktail bar may close unless licence conditions are relaxed, say owners

The owners of a popular cocktail bar said that it may have to close unless a change to its licence could be agreed. Mark Friel and Todd Williams run Twisted Lemon in Middle Street, Brighton, which is licensed as a restaurant. But they want the requirement to sell “substantial...

Let the battle of manifesto ideas begin

As council leader my focus is on delivering on the promises the Labour candidates made at the last city council elections in 2015. The promises that candidates make on the doorstep, or in the press, are something that most politicians I know, and of all party allegiances, take...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019 at 12:05 am

Hove MP steps up pressure on former BHS boss

Hove MP Peter Kyle has been rebuffed by police after calling for an investigation into claims made about businessman Sir Philip Green. Topshop owner Sir Philip sold the department store chain BHS (British Home Stores) for £1 a year before it went bust, leaving thousands out of...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019 at 8:58 pm

Brighton hustings to quiz council candidates on housing

Council candidates are to be quizzed on community-led housing at a hustings organised by the Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust. The organisation wants to give people a chance to ask what the main political parties are doing to support and encourage community-led housing in...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019 at 6:10 pm