Man appears in court accused of dealing after police seize 15kg of cannabis

A man has appeared in court in Brighton charged with drug and traffic offences. Officers stopped a vehicle in Preston Road, Brighton, on Monday 12 April at 11pm after officers had noticed suspicious behaviour. A search of the vehicle was conducted and 15kg of cannabis were...
Posted On 14 Apr 2021 at 4:42 pm

McDonald’s drive-through closed after man found ‘in distress’

The McDonald’s drive-through at Brighton Marina has been closed by police after a man was found there in distress this lunchtime. The area around the fast food restaurant was cordoned off by Sussex Police after they were called there at 12.05pm. A police spokeswoman said:...
Posted On 14 Apr 2021 at 2:55 pm

Mystery polystyrene particles wash up on beach

Thousands of tiny polystyrene particles washed up on the beach in Brighton and Hove will probably be there for decades, campaigners fear. The small white plastic balls have been spotted from Brighton to Shoreham, and are thought to have come from a float which washed up on...
Posted On 13 Apr 2021 at 1:37 pm

‘Ridiculous’ joyrider stopped before going onto wrong side of the A27

A “ridiculous” joyrider who took his mum’s car and ended up being pursued by police was stopped just yards before he ended up on the wrong side of the A27. Andrew Smith, 22, was unlicensed and uninsured when he took his mum’s black Honda CRV for a spin...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 4:15 pm

Second Brighton pub told its garden is not ‘covid secure’

A second Brighton pub has been told its garden is not ‘covid secure’ by the council. The Dover Castle on Southover Street was planning on reopening today at 4pm, and had spruced up its courtyard garden to welcome customers. But with just a couple of hours to go, the...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 3:08 pm

Brighton pub told it cannot open its garden as it has too many walls

UPDATE: A Brighton pub which was told it couldn’t reopen today because its pub garden has too many walls has now been told it can open after all. The Caxton Arms in North Gardens was all set to reopen today along with hundreds of other Brighton pubs. Lockdown rules say pubs...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 12:02 pm

Brighton and Hove pays tribute to Prince Philip

Public figures past and present paid tribute to Prince Philip as news broke of his death this afternoon. The Duke of Edinburgh had visited the city – and before that, the two towns – on several occasions over the years, including the opening of the The Keep and...
Posted On 09 Apr 2021 at 6:17 pm

Mum who left her daughter to starve to death had abandoned her 11 times before

A mother who left her toddler daughter at home to go and party for six days while the tot starved to death had left her unattended on 11 previous occasions. Verphy Kudi abandoned 14-month-old Asiah on her 18th birthday in December 2019 for six days of partying in London, Coventry...
Posted On 09 Apr 2021 at 4:33 pm

Latest Music Bar plans to shrink to survive

A Brighton music venue and television studio is set to shrink in order to survive the fallout from the pandemic. Although the public spaces at Latest Music Bar won’t see any changes, behind the scenes things are set to change significantly. The Manchester Street venue now...
Posted On 08 Apr 2021 at 2:47 pm

Beauty queen stalked by ex

A beauty queen was bombarded with calls, emails and unwanted gifts for 18 months when her ex-boyfriend turned stalker. Rehemia Muthamia, who was crowned the first Miss All African Colours in February, broke up with Lorenzo Dixon in February 2019, just weeks after a pregnancy...
Posted On 08 Apr 2021 at 1:09 pm