Whitehawk's Barry the Hat fined for selling fake DVDs

A Whitehawk trader has been fined for selling pirate DVDs of classic films. Barry Lee, 53, sold copies of The Italian Job, White Christmas, Gran Torino and The Widow Maker for £1 each at his shop, Barry the Hat, in The Broadway, Brighton. On Tuesday, he was fined £575 and ordered...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 8:00 am

Amex given green light for new £140m Brighton HQ

One of Brighton’s biggest employers has been given the go-ahead for a £140m redevelopment of its city HQ. More than 2,000 people work at the current building, Amex House in Edward Street. The company can now build a replacement behind this, rising to nine floors, and with space...
Posted On 05 Nov 2009 at 3:45 pm

Police release CCTV image of Kemp Town knifepoint raid suspect

Police have issued this CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Kemp Town on Thursday evening. The raid took place about about 7.20pm at Ladbrokes betting shop in Arundel Road, Brighton. The man fled after staff handed over cash....
Posted On 02 Nov 2009 at 8:08 pm

Halloween round-up: Rocky Horror record broken and zombies crawl over city

Brighton celebrated Halloween in style yesterday with two ghoulish events attracting thousands of people to the city. The world record for the biggest ever Time Warp dance from the Rocky Horror Show was broken by 1,570 fans. They were joined by the musical’s creator Richard...
Posted On 01 Nov 2009 at 10:51 pm

In pictures and video: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2009

Hundreds of our fine four fendered friends chugged into town today with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2009. Organisers estimate nearly 500 classic cars made the 60-mile run from London’s Hyde Park to Brighton sea front. In a statement, they said: “Despite the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2009 at 10:09 pm

Armed raid on Kemp Town bookmakers

A Kemp Town bookmakers was held up at knifepoint yesterday evening. The raider went into the Ladbrokes betting shop in Arundel Road, Brighton, at about 7.20pm, brandishing a knife and demanding money. After staff handed over cash, he ran off. Police say they are looking for a...
Posted On 30 Oct 2009 at 2:58 pm

One Brighton eco-development up for award

A Brighton block of flats hailed as a beacon of environmentally friendly house building has been shortlisted for an award. The pioneering One Brighton scheme, in the heart of the New England Quarter behind Brighton Station, is up for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award. It is...
Posted On 30 Oct 2009 at 1:56 pm

Hip-hop history at Brighton Bandstand

The newly re-opened Brighton Bandstand has already hosted some oh-so Brighton happenings – from late-night salsa dancing to a pets blessing ceremony. Now, in a hit YouTube hip-hop spoof, it once again takes the best supporting role award. Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer has used...
Posted On 30 Oct 2009 at 1:06 pm

Brighton and Hove binmen vote to strike

Brighton and Hove binmen have overwhelmingly voted to go on strike next month in protest at massive pay cuts, threatening to make the city’s “streets turn to chaos”.
Posted On 29 Oct 2009 at 5:09 pm