CCTV released in connection with Metropole theft

CCTV images of a man wanted for questioning over the theft of building materials from the Hilton Metropole’s car park have been released by detectives. On Wednesday 4 January, officers received a report that decorating and building materials estimated to be worth aroun...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:16 pm

King Alfred pools to remain closed until Easter

The swimming pools at King Alfred will remain closed until Easter because of boiler issues. The pools were first closed on Friday, January 6 when gremlins hit the pool’s heating control panels. By Monday, leisure centre operator Freedom Leisure was emailing members to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2023 at 5:40 pm

Trans activist fined for grabbing man’s testicles at demo

A trans activist grabbed a man’s testicles and squeezed them during a row at a women’s rights rally in Brighton. Craig Thomas, 50, joined a protest against the Let Women Speak event in Victoria Gardens on September 18 last year. Today, he was fined £100 by Brighton...
Posted On 18 Jan 2023 at 3:10 pm

‘Raining rocks’ close Undercliff Walk

The Undercliff Walk has been closed after chunks of chalk kept falling onto it yesterday. The path, which runs from Brighton Marina to Saltdean, was closed by Brighton and Hove City Council after people reported falling rocks from Ovingdean to the marina. One cyclist warned...
Posted On 18 Jan 2023 at 9:07 am

Pervert jailed for historic sex abuse of teenage girl

A man who abused an underage teenage girl almost 20 years ago has finally been jailed. Paul Latham slept with the girl when she was between 13 and 15 at addresses in Hove in Woodingdean – despite knowing she was underage. The years of abuse left her still experiencing...
Posted On 17 Jan 2023 at 5:38 pm

Police patrol after reports of stranger inviting young girls into his car

Extra police patrols have been put on after reports two girls were approached by a man on their way to school. The girls, who are both at secondary school, were approached while waiting at the bus stop on two separate occasions – first on Wednesday last week and then on...
Posted On 17 Jan 2023 at 5:15 pm

Pizza Express reopens Brighton restaurant

A Pizza Express restaurant closed during lockdown is set to reopen. The Jubilee Square restaurant closed in January 2021, one of dozens of venues the national chain shut. In September 2020, 74 restaurants were closed, with another 23 shutting in January 2021. The two-storey city...
Posted On 17 Jan 2023 at 1:48 pm

Suspected six-hour sewer water dump at Brighton beach under investigation

A suspected six-hour discharge from the Albion Groyne sewer outfall this morning came just two days after a plaque was put up on it in protest at dumping raw sewage in the sea. Extinction Rebellion campaigners unveiled the satirical blue plaque on the groyne at midday on Saturday...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 5:14 pm

Graffiti boards and green wall planned for Prince Regent

The outside of the Prince Regent is set to get a facelift, including colourful cladding, a green wall and a specially commissioned graffiti mural. Brighton and Hove City Council sports facilities manager Kerry Taylor has applied to her colleagues in the planning department for...
Posted On 13 Jan 2023 at 4:54 pm

King Alfred pools close for at least two weeks

The swimming pools at the King Alfred are going to be closed for at least two more weeks because of boiler issues. The pools first closed last Friday, when customers were emailed to say there were issues with the boiler room. This week, they were told they would be closed for the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2023 at 5:41 pm