‘Dangerous predator’ who grabbed woman as she walked home jailed

A “dangerous predator” who followed and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked home has been jailed. James Cooke, 31, of Peel Road in Brighton, was jailed for seven years and eight months on Tuesday, May 3, after pleading guilty to assault on a female by...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:16 am

Beachgoers support seafront sauna’s move

Dozens of customers of a seafront sauna have written to support its bid to move temporarily along the shingle. Beach Box Sauna started up on the site where the long-planned Sea Lanes development is set to take shape. As work finally begins this summer, it has had to move its...
Posted On 13 May 2022 at 12:27 pm

Yoga instructor disputes death of sheep after her dog worried flock

A yoga instructor charged with owning a dog which worried livestock has had her case adjourned again at court. Hannah McClure, 46, did not appear at her last hearing after informing the court several times that she would be on a yoga retreat in Cornwall on the date scheduled. She...
Posted On 13 May 2022 at 9:02 am

Brighton MP describes ‘pain and agony’ of partner’s conversion therapy

A Brighton MP has described the “pain and agony” caused as his partner underwent conversion therapy, and criticised the Government’s proposals to address the issue. The Queen’s Speech included proposals to ban conversion therapy that attempts to change someone’s sexual...

Hove Insolvency Service office to close

A union has condemned a plan to close Insolvency Service offices, including one in Hove, saying it puts more than 300 jobs at risk. The Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) said the Government had announced that 10 offices providing information on bankruptcy, redundancy,...

Brighton chippy told to remove ‘garish’ outdoor seating and signs

A Brighton chippy has failed in its bid to get permission for a “garish” outdoor seating area and “unsightly” oversized signs. Fish and Chips at the bottom of Preston Street built the concrete ramp and seating area on the pavement outside the restaurant...
Posted On 12 May 2022 at 8:59 am

Insulate Britain activist says she will appeal sentence as she leaves prison

A Brighton climate campaigner who was jailed for spray painting Insulate Britain on the wall of a courthouse is appealing her sentence. Venetia Carter, 58, was released from prison yesterday, but still wants to appeal her two-week prison sentence as a matter of principle. She has...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 3:59 pm

New luxury hotel with rooftop terrace planned for Brighton seafront

A new luxury hotel with a rooftop bar and restaurant is planned for a derelict former hostel on Brighton seafront. Sussex businessmen James Randall and Lucky Gohler want to refurbish the empty Hostel Point building next to the Pier Nine casino into a new 40-bed boutique hotel...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 1:19 pm

Tyre deflaters claim hundreds of ‘gas guzzlers’ targeted overnight

Guerilla climate campaigners claim they have deflated the tyres of 250 gas guzzling cars in Brighton and Hove overnight. Sports utility vehicles – or SUVs – in Queen’s Park, Preston Park, Seven Dials, Hove, Poet’s Corner and Denmark Villas were targeted by...
Posted On 10 May 2022 at 9:53 am

Nick Cave announces death of son

Nick Cave has announced this afternoon that his son Jethro has died. The Australian singer, who lives in Brighton, said in a statement: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.” Jethro Lazenby,...
Posted On 09 May 2022 at 4:56 pm