Man charged with carrying a sword concealed as an umbrella

A man has appeared in court charged with having a sword disguised as an umbrella. Lukasz Nowak, 31, of Maidenhead, is also accused of assaulting a Brighton woman, breaching a domestic violence protection order preventing him from going to her home, and resisting arrest. The...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020 at 12:11 pm

Royal Pavilion to feature in Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip this week

The Royal Pavilion will be star of the show on Celebrity Antique Roadtrip this Thursday. Comedian Shappi Khorsandi visited the historic former palace during her travels in Sussex to find out about the Royal Pavilion and how it was used as a hospital for Indian soldiers during...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020 at 12:02 pm

Face tattooed thug now banned from Eastbourne as well as Brighton

A man who was banned from Brighton town centre has now been excluded from the centre of Eastbourne. Tobias Denyer, 38, was served a criminal behaviour order at Brighton Magistrates’ Court in October 2019 banning him from central Brighton for two years. But after his...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020 at 9:32 am

Organic greengrocers opens in Whitehawk

The owner of a plastic-free organic greengrocer’s which opened this month in Whitehawk says he is bowled over by how much support he’s got from the community. Former chef Louis Dubleau, 29, opened Dubleau’s originally planned to sell just plants and flowers from...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020 at 2:54 pm

Drunk burglar who took car because he was ‘sick of walking’ jailed

A burglar broke into a £1 million house, took car keys and drove away the owner’s car because he was “sick of walking” after a day drinking on Brighton beach. Wayne Lavender, 44, was with his friend Adam Newton, 31, as the pair tried to get home to London on...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020 at 11:28 am

Brighton couple behind bust holiday company sued for bankruptcy by private school

The couple behind a party house company which suddenly went into administration last year have been successfully sued for bankruptcy by a private school. Neil and Michelle Stonehill were the director and company secretary of Brighton Holiday Homes, which suddenly closed in May,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 3:54 pm

Thugs who bottled Korean student referred under unduly lenient sentence scheme

A member of the public has asked the Attorney General to recommend increasing the sentence of two thugs who bottled a Korean student. Louis Barrett, 19, and Bradley Garrett, 18, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court in October for their part in the shocking attack on Yehsung Kim in...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 3:24 pm

Temperatures set to plunge – but blue skies mean no snow for Brighton

Brighton and Hove is set to experience sub-zero temperatures this weekend – but the skies are forecast to remain blue with no wintry showers. The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert, saying there is a 70% chance of severe cold weather from 6pm on Sunday to...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 2:38 pm

Sex strangler jailed for 17 years

An abusive man who strangled his partners during sex for kicks has been jailed for 17 years. Neil Scott-O’Connor was first reported to police by a 17-year-old girl who had a “first date from hell” with the washing machine repair man. After being questioned by...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 2:26 pm

Council buys another multimillion-pound office block

The city council has bought another multimillion-pound office block in central Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council announced this week that it had bought Lyndean House in Queen’s Road for £5.6 million. The four-storey building, south of the Gloucester Road junction, is...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 1:58 pm