Busy Brighton road collapses

Police are warning drivers in Brighton to avoid North Street as the road has been closed due to it beginning to collapse. The road started to break up at around 2.20pm today (Wednesday 29 December). The westbound carriageway of North Street currently remains open. However, the...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010 at 3:32 pm

Brighton drug dealers ordered to pay £23k

Two Brighton drug dealers now in prison for selling cocaine are to be stripped of £20,000 in illegal profits. Fisnik Derguti, 33, and Flora Mahmood, 31, were caught when Derguti threw a packet of cocaine out of his car window. Derguti had been pulled over by a police officer for...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:49 pm

Teen in court accused of 200 graffiti tags in Brighton and Hove

A teenager has been charged with spraying 200 graffiti tags around Brighton and Hove, causing £7,500 worth of damage. Thomas McCatty, 18, of Compton Avenue, Brighton, was yesterday been charged with committing criminal damage to numerous properties. He is due to appear at...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:48 pm

Surfin' Bird reaches number 3 in midweek Christmas charts

A Brighton comedian’s attempt to get a 1960s surf rock hit to the top of the Christmas hit parade has been given a massive boost by reaching number three in the midweek charts. Matt Whistler recorded a risque video featuring him dancing round Brighton in the snow dressed in...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:09 pm

Brighton University occupation ends

The two and a half week occupation of a Brighton University building has formally ended today. A group of students took over a lecture hall in the Pavilion Parade building on November 24, during a mass demonstration against the rise in tuition fees in the city centre. The group...
Posted On 11 Dec 2010 at 1:24 pm

Lapland park's nativity was 'drawing on a trailer'

The trial of two Brighton brothers accused of a £1.2million Lapland theme park swindle was today told the attraction’s nativity was “a drawing on a trailer”. Victor Mears, of Selsfield Drive, and Henry Mears, of Coombe Road, deny five charges of engaging in a...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 7:04 pm

New neighbourhood pubs face 11.30pm closing time limit

Pubs, bars and restaurants wanting to serve alcohol in residential areas could be made to close at 11.30pm under new rules to be discussed by Brighton and Hove City Council. The full council will meet next Thursday to discuss a revised licensing policy, which includes the new...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 6:00 pm

Can you help put up Kemp Town's Christmas lights?

Volunteers are needed to help finish putting up the St James’s Street Christmas lights after the original switch-on was delayed by last week’s show. A cherry-picker is being used to put up the lights from 5.30pm, and the road will be closed from midnight. Helpers are being sought...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 4:18 pm

£25k reward to catch Hove post office gun raid robber

A £25,000 reward has been issued to help catch a robber who held up a Hove post office at gunpoint. Police today released an e-fit of the man who they believe was also behind two previous raids at the same post office in Melville Road. In the most recent, he threatened staff and...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 3:48 pm

Man charged with manslaughter over Hove greengrocer's death

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Hove greengrocer following a road rage attack. Tony Magdi, of Portland Road, died in hospital on November 28 after spending weeks in a coma following the attack three weeks before. Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road,...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 2:50 pm