Sussex defeat Durham by six wickets

Stiaan van Zyl scored an unbeaten century to guide Sussex to their first Specsavers County Championship Division Two victory of the season, defeating Durham by six wickets at Emirates Riverside. Beginning the final day on 144-3, the visitors still had a challenge to score the 68...

Brighton bar owner seeks later hours for West Street premises

The owner of new Brighton bar Popworld wants it open for longer but its proposal has prompted opposition from Sussex Police and council licensing officers. Stonegate Group, owner of Popworld and the Yates Wine Lodge brand which used to occupy the site in West Street, wants to...

Homes should be built on Brighton golf course, election candidate tells hustings

Up to 1,500 homes should be built on part of a Brighton golf course, according to a Liberal Democrat candidate in the local elections. Laura Mullin, who is standing in Goldsmid ward in Hove, said: “We propose a housing development using some but not all of the...

Brighton robbery victim treated in hospital for serious head injuries

A robbery victim suffered serious head injuries when he was attacked in Brighton. The robbery was one of two which happened at the weekend and which detectives believe may be linked. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following two Brighton robberies which...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 5:29 pm

Proposed Brighton restaurant awaits licensing decision

Plans to hold wine and beer tasting events at a planned city centre restaurant have been shelved after concerns from neighbours. Chris Drummond, director of LTC, the owner of 15 Vine Street, and founder of Good Things Brewing Co, told a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing...

Two teenage girls from Brighton and Hove go missing

UPDATE: The girls have been found safe, Sussex Police said on Monday 15 April. Two teenage girls from Brighton and Hove have gone missing and police believe that they may be together. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for two missing Brighton and Hove teenagers believed...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 4:19 pm

Planning inspector backs council enforcement action against owners of two shared houses in Brighton

Two large student houses in East Brighton have fallen foul of planners after changes were made without permission. The two properties were converted into seven-bedroom houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) despite being licensed for a maximum of five people. As a result...

Brighton bike thief trapped by police using tracker

A Brighton man has been sentenced for stealing a bicycle after riding off on a “bait” bike fitted with a tracking device. Aiden Stoner, 25, of Lewes Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Sussex Police said that it placed the bait...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 3:19 pm

Bankrupt ambulance firm owes £7.6m to local NHS

A failed private ambulance contractor owes local NHS organisations £7.6 million, according to a report by the company’s liquidators. Coperforma went bust after losing the £60 million four-year contract that it had been awarded on behalf of clinical commissioning groups in Sussex,...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 9:12 am

Labour will tackle tough ‘climate emergency’ challenges facing Brighton and Hove

We are all very lucky to live in such a brilliant city as Brighton and Hove. Nestled between the Sea and the South Downs we have always had a reputation as a city which cares very much about its environment and natural resources. That’s why I was proud to support the city signing...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 12:01 am