Shop owners blighted by tagging to be targeted in 12-month council graffiti blitz

Shops and offices in zones regularly targeted by taggers are to be threatened with fines if they don’t clear it off as part of a year-long council drive to tackle graffiti. Church Road, George Street and Boundary Road, in Hove, are the first three areas to be tackled by...
Posted On 02 Sep 2022 at 4:52 pm

Roadworks blunder sees new pupils welcomed to SHCOOL

Pupils arriving for their first day at secondary school were greeted with freshly painted road signs welcoming them to SHCOOL this morning. Contractors resurfacing Chalky Road in PACA made the spelling blunder when replacing zigzag lines at the entrance to Portslade Aldridge...
Posted On 02 Sep 2022 at 11:36 am

Developer seeks to drop plan for new secondary school at Toads Hole Valley

The developer behind plans for a new housing estate on scrubland at Toads Hole Valley wants to drop previously agreed plans to build a new secondary school because of falling pupil numbers. The consortium behind the scheme – Toad’s Hole Valley Limited, Pecla Investments Limited...
Posted On 01 Sep 2022 at 4:03 pm

Disposable bbq blamed for blaze under Palace Pier

A disposable bbq is the most likely cause of a fire under the Palace Pier yesterday evening. The fire broke out on the shingle under the wooden boards at the shore end of the pier at about 7.50pm yesterday Quick-thinking pier staff poured water on it from the walkway above to...
Posted On 30 Aug 2022 at 11:49 am

‘Danger to life’ storm warning in place

Dangerous floods could hit Brighton as thunderstorms lash the country, the Met Office has warned. The Met Office has issued an amber thunderstorm warning covering most of the south east of England, including Brighton and Hove, from 11am until 10pm on Wednesday, meaning people...
Posted On 17 Aug 2022 at 12:31 pm

Crossbow seized at Coldean cannabis farm during pre-Pride drugs raids

A crossbow was seized by police raiding a cannabis farm in Coldean as part of series of pre-Pride raids across the city. Eight people have been arrested and almost 200 wraps of Class A drugs and nine weapons confiscated. Officers carried out dozens of searches and targeted action...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:47 pm

City centre tagger jailed after being caught on camera by victim

A graffiti vandal has been jailed for six months after he was caught on camera in the act by one of his victims. Caine Greenfield, 27, tagged council contractor Lee Page’s van in the early hours – not realising he was being watched. Mr Page, whose company AP Support...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:32 pm

Pavilion Gardens could be fenced off by 2024

Plans to fence off Pavilion Gardens and lock the gates at night to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour are back on the agenda. The idea was first mooted in 2013, and gained momentum in 2017 when the Grade II listed gardens were first placed on the national Heritage At Risk...
Posted On 16 Aug 2022 at 2:11 pm

How a new Brighton store aims to undercut supermarkets and help shoppers save the planet

A new zero waste store in the heart of The Lanes is hoping to inspire shoppers to help save the planet – and money at the same time. Hunglish in Brighton Square prides itself on its range of plastic-free everyday goods from local suppliers, including storecupboard staples...
Posted On 12 Aug 2022 at 11:31 am

Lifeboat rescues stranded man after finding unmanned jetski heading to France

Lifeboat crew volunteers launched a rescue last night after spotting a jetski heading to France with nobody on it last night. The Brighton RNLI volunteer crew were on a training exercise when they saw the unmanned jet ski travelling south. The crew cut the engine after confirming...
Posted On 11 Aug 2022 at 10:01 am