Brighton bar owners given reprieve by licensing officials

The owners of a cocktail bar have been granted a licence to serve drinks without food after reaching a deal with Brighton and Hove City Council. Twisted Lemon, in Middle Street, was originally licensed as a restaurant, which meant that customers had to be seated and eating if...

Neighbours divided over plans for almost 400 student flats in Brighton

Plans to build almost 400 student flats in a building up to seven storeys high in Brighton have split a community. The scheme, proposed by developer McLaren for One Moulsecoomb Way, includes 373 student rooms, an office and community space. McLaren’s planning application is due...

What does snap general election mean for Hove MP’s reselection?

Hove MP Peter Kyle and his Labour Party colleagues learnt his fate last night after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson succeeded in calling a general election for Thursday 12 December. Hove Constituency Labour Party secretary Alison Dean emailed members to tell them that all...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019 at 1:33 am

Two people sought over assaults during Brighton vegan protest

Police are trying to trace two people suspected of hitting others during protests by vegans at two Brighton restaurants. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 29 October): “Police would like to trace two people in connection with two assaults which happened during vegan protests at...
Posted On 29 Oct 2019 at 9:48 pm

Brighton takeaway owners plead for late-night licence

Business partners who sank their life savings into a takeaway in Brighton pleaded with councillors for later opening hours. When the owners of Pizza and Grill Junction – Usman Mubashar and Muhammad Waseem – opened their business in Preston Street, they did not know that they...

Robber wielding broken bottle holds up Brighton branch of fast food chain

A robber wielding a broken bottle escaped with cash after holding up a Brighton branch of fast food chain Subway. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 29 October): “Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at Subway in Queen’s Road, Brighton. “Around 7.25pm on Monday...
Posted On 29 Oct 2019 at 1:33 pm

Judge bans persistent criminal from centre of Brighton for two years

A judge handed a persistent criminal a suspended prison sentence and banned him from the centre of Brighton from two years. District Judge Tessa Szagun gave Tobias Denyer, also known as Toby Denyer, a 12-week jail sentence, suspended for two years for two offences. She said that...
Posted On 29 Oct 2019 at 1:28 pm

Police look for missing boy, 12, in Brighton

Police are looking for a missing 12-year-old boy who was spotted in Brighton. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 29 October): “Police are looking for missing 12-year-old George Maynard who has been sighted in Brighton. “George, who is white, slim and has blond hair, has been...
Posted On 29 Oct 2019 at 1:22 pm

I’m dyslexic with a doctorate. If you’re going to hurl those insults, it’s Dr Thick to you!

This is an edited version of a Twitter thread by Peter Kyle @PeterKyle … I want to say something about living with acute dyslexia because Twitter can be a pretty unforgiving place for people with unseen challenges. Every day I get picked up on something I write. Mostly it’s...
Posted On 29 Oct 2019 at 12:22 am

Neighbours fear drinks licence for Hove shop will bring anti-social behaviour

Neighbours are worried that their area will become afflicted by noise and anti-social behaviour if a newsagent is granted a licence to sell alcohol. Dozens of them were so concerned that they wrote to object to a licence application by Martin McColl Ltd, owner of Martin’s, in...