Albion Groyne smashed in storm

The end of the Albion Groyne next to the Palace Pier has collapsed into the sea. The groyne has been cordoned off but members of the public have been spotted standing at the end. Huge piles of shingle have also swept over the upper half of the walkway. Last night, high tides...
Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 7:24 pm

Commuters donate thousands of socks and coats

Commuters have helped two charity campaigns by donating coats and socks this winter. Volunteers for the city’s first Wrap Up Brighton and Hove coat collection campaign last month collected 2,126 coats and 820 warm items from the station as well as community centres and churches....
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 3:10 pm

Cannabis restaurant files passed to the CPS

An investigation into whether the UK’s first cannabis restaurant broke the law by selling food with cannabis extracts has been passed to prosecutors to decide whether to bring charges. Meanwhile, the owners are attempting to sell the Duke Street unit, with another...
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 12:12 pm

Vegans hold funeral for turkeys in Brighton supermarket

The group of vegan activists who have demonstrated at chain restaurants in Brighton this week held a funeral for turkeys in Sainsbury’s. The demonstration followed a farm investigation by the national group of Direct Action Everywhere in which activists broke into a...
Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 11:14 am

Nature’s Marvels chosen as next year’s Children’s Parade theme

Brighton city centre will be filled with a sea of colour and creativity next May as thousands of children, parents and teachers celebrate the natural world at the annual Brighton Festival Children’s Parade. Next year’s theme, Nature’s Marvels, will celebrate the wonders of flora...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019 at 12:19 pm

Candle caused Hove blaze

A blaze at flats in Hove which four people were rescued from on Tuesday was caused by a candle. Fifty firefighters from across Sussex were called to Leicester Villas in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Three adults and a child were resued from the fire, which badly damaged two...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019 at 9:58 am

Vegan activist loses appeal against conviction for spitting at woman wearing fur trimmed coat

A vegan activist who was found guilty of spitting at a woman wearing a fur trimmed coat has lost her appeal against the conviction. Dylan Roffey, 24, was found guilty in September of spitting at Rhiannon Boyle at Brighton Station on 5 January. Later that month, she was also...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019 at 9:47 am

3,700 sign petition urging council to ditch Sussex title for Harry and Meghan

Thousands of people have signed a petition demanding that Brighton and Hove City Council doesn’t use the term Duke and Duchess of Sussex or invite them to the city. Since being launched in July, 3,696 people have signed the petition, which means it now goes before the full...

Homeless man jailed for spate of burglaries

A burglar has admitted a spate of break-ins at cafes and business across Brighton and Hove. Dale Crozier, of no fixed abode, began his spree at the Brighton Natural Health Centre, Regent Street, Brighton, on October 18. He then targeted Billies Café in Goldstone Villas, Hove, on...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019 at 10:29 am

Man wanted for recall to prison

Sussex Police is appealing for information on Peter Marsh, 40, who is wanted on recall to prison after breaching his license conditions. He is white, of a slim build, bald and 6ft. Marsh has links to the Worthing and Brighton areas. ​Anyone with information on his whereabouts is...
Posted On 10 Dec 2019 at 1:12 pm