Burglars caught on security camera

Two burglars were filmed by security cameras during a burglary in Southwick last month. And now Sussex Police has published a picture of the pair – wearing face masks and high-vis vests – as they broke into a house. The force has issued a public appeal for help to identify the...
Posted On 18 May 2022 at 12:01 am

Toads Hole Valley latest: Planners prepare to drop fight over Hove estate

Plans for a new housing estate in Hove have been given a boost after experts said that the effect of extra traffic on the road network would not be “severe”. Councillors are due to meet next week to decide whether the new information means that they no longer object to granting...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:21 pm

Neighbours object to Brighton venue’s plan for outdoor seating

Neighbours have objected to a Brighton music venue’s plan to serve drinks to people sitting at tables outside the premises. Matthew Felton-Dimmack, 41, director of Chalk, in Pool Valley, Brighton, wants to have an outside seating area for the venue and its East Street Bar until...

‘I’m no racist!’ – councillor hits back in row over mayoralty

Councillor Dawn Barnett has hit back in the row over the mayoralty, making a formal complaint about remarks by a political opponent and saying: “I’m no racist.” The Conservative councillor agreed to step in when her friend and colleague Mary Mears became ill and unable to take...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 1:30 pm

Brighton crazy golf venue granted drinks licence for extended bar

A crazy golf venue on Brighton seafront has been granted a licence to serve cocktails on its new roof terrace. Sussex Police objected to Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf Course’s plan to extend its bar with a new roof terrace over the Volk’s Railway line. The licence application for...

Hove mother faces jury charged with attempted murder of 10-year-old son

A Hove mother charged with the attempted murder of her 10-year-old son has gone on trial at Brighton Crown Court. Pembe Mehmetaliogullari, 47, of Lower Market Street, Hove, was charged after Mustafa Mehmetaliogullari died at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, in Brighton,...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:23 pm

Brighton school rated ‘inadequate’ after inspection by official watchdog

A Brighton school has been rated “inadequate” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted in a critical report which is due to be published this week. The report gave the inadequate rating – the lowest of four grades – to the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA). Ofsted...

Warrants issued for Brighton pair accused over ‘circular saw’ affray

Warrants have been issued for two people accused of an affray on bus when a circular saw was alleged to have been brandished. The warrants were issued after Steven Briggs, 46, of Grand Parade, Brighton, and Elizabeth Teeney, 35, of North Road, Brighton, failed to appear at Lewes...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 3:08 pm

Voters agree Tories are out of ideas to deal with cost-of-living crisis

From buffets for mayors at food banks to cutting 90,000 civil service jobs to save on revenue, the Tories are out of touch and out of ideas on how to solve the cost-of-living crisis. And voters agree. Rottingdean Coastal, long a safe Tory seat, recently returned its first ever...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for...