Bus stop ‘spy’ harassment left victim embarrassed and scared, court hears

A woman who was shouted at by a stranger who accused her of spying on him for the council over several months was left victimised and scared, a court heard this week. Roy Morter randomly started shouting at Helen Riddell in 2017 when was getting the bus to work at the London Road...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019 at 1:55 pm

Binmen vote to strike over ‘anti-union’ management

Almost nine out of ten Brighton binmen who voted in a ballot say they are prepared to strike over a breakdown in relations between the union and management. GMB has accused Brighton and Hove City Council of anti-union behaviour, saying management have been building dossiers and...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019 at 10:33 am

Tributes to Brighton stonemason who died in tragic van cliff fall

The family of a Whitehawk stonemason who tragically died after his van plunged off cliffs say he’ll be remembered as the man who put a smile on people’s faces.  Dave Routhan, 42, was driving his silver Vauxhall van when it went over the cliffs east of Brighton...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019 at 10:15 am

Woman refused morning-after pill she’d paid for because of pharmacist’s ‘personal reasons’

An investigation has been launched into how a Brighton woman was being refused emergency contraception after she’d paid for it because of the pharmacist’s “personal reasons”. Siani, a mother of one from Hollingdean, was prescribed the morning after pill...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019 at 7:42 am

London Road blocked by bus crash

London Road has been closed in both directions this morning thanks to a van crashing with a bus. The accident happened at about 9.30am this morning outside the Open Market. Traffic is currently diverted along Oxford Street and Ditchling Road and along New England Street and...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019 at 10:17 am

Mice infestation leads to warning for city centre restaurant

A city centre restaurant with a history of rodent infestations was warned it could face action when a council inspector spotted a mouse during a routine visit.  Number 32 in Duke Street had managed to get its act together following a disastrous year in 2016 when it was given a...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 8:35 pm

County lines Mr Big and minions ‘cuckooed’ Brighton man

Three men, including one said to have been at the top of the chain, have been jailed for their part in a “county lines” drug operation in Brighton. They were sentenced last Friday (7 June) after a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court which ended last month. Andre...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 6:25 pm

Dealer who stamped his name on drugs jailed

A man who stamped his name into a large quantity of drugs and attempted to bring drugs into prison has been jailed. Stephen Best appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Monday, June 3, following an earlier guilty plea to possession of cannabis and four counts of possession with...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 5:12 pm

Golf could give way to glamping on council-owned courses

Golf may be replaced by glamping at Waterhall or Hollingbury following a proposed review of how the council uses the land. A report publishes this week says since 2010 season ticket holder numbers have halved at both golf courses, which have been leased since 2010 on a ten-year...

Hove Park cafe developers ditched survey objections, ombudsman report finds

Objections to controversial plans to demolish Hove Park Cafe which could have triggered a public hearing were not sent on to the council by developers according to a newly published report. Gino Fox’s plans to knock down the old cafe and replace it with a modern,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 1:21 pm