Man wanted over claims he controlled his partner

Police want to interview a man on suspicion of coercive and controlling behaviour towards a woman in her thirties. Leon Chart is also suspected of assaulting the woman and causing damage at her address in Portslade last month as well as witness intimidation. She suffered cuts and...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 3:40 pm

Council cautions over ‘dangerous’ suggestions coronavirus cases are rocketing in Brighton

The city’s director of public health has said he has serious concerns over an app which claims the rate of coronavirus infections is rocketing in Brighton and Hove. The Deckzero website compiles regional new confirmed cases and uses them to calculate the R number – an...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 9:59 am

Climate activists call for more say in coronavirus recovery

Climate activists held a socially distanced protest by the Hove beach huts on Saturday to call for more say in how the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Extinction Rebellion Brighton is calling for a citizens’ assembly to decide how to restructure the economy, and...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 3:44 pm

More cycle lanes and road closures to be rushed through for coronavirus recovery

More pop-up cycle lanes and timed road closures could be rushed through in Brighton and Hove before shops and schools are due to open in two weeks’ time. Councillors from all three parties agreed the need for speedy progress towards a “healthy” recovery at the...

Supercar seized on Brighton seafront

A bright green Lamborghini was seized in Brighton after officers spotted it speeding near pedestrians on the seafront. The supercar was spotted by firearms officers on Saturday and seized under powers which allow police to take cars which have previously been caught being driven...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 12:27 pm

Woman hit by van at Seven Dials

A woman crossing Seven Dials on foot has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a van this afternoon. Roads around the area were closed after the incident, which happened at 3.15pm this afternoon, and are expected to continue into the evening. A police...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 5:09 pm

Hippodrome ‘up for sale’ again

The Brighton Hippodrome is reportedly up for sale again, more than a year after its owner’s plans appeared to grind to a halt. Details of the upcoming sale were posted on Facebook by the daughter of Aizen Sheikh, whose company Hipp Investments drew up ambitious plans to...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:34 pm

Labour councillor investigated for alleged anti-Semitism slammed ‘white supremacy’

A Brighton Labour councillor vowed not to “bow down to white supremacy” after she was reported for anti-Semitism for describing Israel as racist. Cllr Nikkie Brennan stepped down as deputy chair of housing in March after pictures of her with a placard opposing the...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:11 pm

Missing teen could be in Brighton

Sussex Police are searching for a missing teenager who could be in Brighton. Karamvir Dhadda, 17, was last seen in the Greenwich area of London on Sunday, 3 May, but police believe he may have travelled down to the Brighton area. Karamvir is described as Asian, 5ft 11in, of...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:08 pm

Dance studio plans to open in former pound shop

A Brighton theatre school is planning to open a dance studio in a former pound shop in London Road. The Institute for Contemporary Theatre has applied for permission to transform the now-empty Poundstretcher store into a dance and performance training suite. Meanwhile, a property...
Posted On 19 May 2020 at 11:58 am