Two charged over burglary spree

Two men have been charged with committing two burglaries at a cafe and a shop and an attempted burglary at a pub in Brighton. William Cooley, 37, of Vernon Terrace, Brighton, and Michael Nichols, 35, of Grand Parade, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 3:43 pm

Hove bike thief suspect caught on camera

This suspected Hove cycle thief may be in for a surprise visit once people recognise him. On Wednesday morning 2 September, the black and yellow Genius RC20 cycle was taken from outside the owner’s home in Radinden Manor Road, Hove. The man in the picture calmly rode it...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 3:35 pm

BACA becomes fifth secondary school to announce positive covid case

A fifth secondary school has announced a member of its community has tested positive for coronavirus, meaning at least half the city’s high schools have now had cases since term started. Brighton Aldridge Community Academy emailed parents last night to tell them of the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 11:25 am

Weekend set to be ushered in with wind and rain

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning as Friday is set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the south coast. As much as 5cm of rain could fall from 3am until 8pm, with high winds of up to 65mph. The warning says: “Rain and showers overnight Thursday into...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 10:26 am

City ‘a long way from local lockdown’

Brighton and Hove is “a long way from lockdown” but remains at yellow alert because of prolonged testing difficulties. The city’s director of public health Alistair Hill said transmission amongst young people, which had accounted for a spike of cases earlier...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 10:05 am

Thousands sign up to shine huge lasers across Brighton and Hove

Thousands of people have signed up to take part in an interactive laser art installation on Thursday night. Brighton artist Seb Lee-Delisle is allowing the audience to take control of his latest work, Laser Light City, from three outdoor locations across the city. The Bafta...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 4:43 pm

Universities say health and safety is highest priority as students return

Brighton’s two universities have released an open letter saying health and safety is their highest priority. Last night, staff and students were informed of a small number of positive coronavirus tests amongst students, who are now self-isolating along with their...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 2:21 pm

Viral video shows maskless customer abusing staff

A video showing a customer verbally abusing staff at a Brighton bar after being asked to wear a mask has gone viral. The footage, which was shot at Brighton Marina Yacht Club on Sunday evening, shows a man sat down and refusing to leave while insulting the young staff members. He...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 11:54 am

Can you give these fire-rescue gerbils a new home?

Fifteen gerbils who were rescued from a house fire are now looking for a home. The RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre, at Patcham, is taking care of this clan of rodents after they were rescued in July. Dozens of gerbils were found in filthy, broken cages stacked on top of each...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 10:02 am

City centre off licence plans face opposition

Plans for a city centre off-licence face opposition from neighbours, police and the city council. Massary Exchange Limited wants to open Stockbev at 7 Duke Street, Brighton, on the former site of Old Village clothing shop offering tasting sessions as well as off-licence sales....