Restoration of Brighton’s Victoria Fountain starts

Restoration work on the Victoria Fountain on the Old Steine has started. The Grade II fountain, also known as the Dolphin Fountain, started to list last Christmas, and in January investigations discovered its bolts had rusted. It was feared the problem had been made worse by the...
Posted On 16 Dec 2022 at 11:57 am

Pub burglar jailed

A woman from Brighton who committed burglaries at two businesses in the city has been jailed. Naomi Rosenberg, of Phoenix Rise, Brighton, pleaded guilty to targeting the Brunswick Pub on September 5, 2022, and again on September 20, stealing money and bottles of spirits. She then...
Posted On 15 Dec 2022 at 3:44 pm

Teenage woman in critical condition a week after being hit by bus

A 19-year-old woman remains in critical condition a week after being hit by a bus late at night. The London teenager was left with serious injuries after the crash in St George’s Place in Valley Gardens, Brighton. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which...
Posted On 15 Dec 2022 at 3:12 pm

Market Diner up for sale after parent company goes into liquidation

One of Brighton’s night time institutions is up for sale. The Market Diner in Circus Street has been serving up round-the-clock fry-ups, including its famous Gut Buster breakfast, to clubbers and shiftworkers for decades. But the pandemic hit the night-time economy...
Posted On 14 Dec 2022 at 3:47 pm

Plot next to Prince Albert now up for sale

A plot of land next to a live music venue where permission is being sought for new shops and flats has now been put on the market for £2.25 million. Hundreds of live music owners have objected to Patricia Camping’s planning application to build a four storey building on the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2022 at 3:13 pm

Images of supermarket distraction theft suspects released

Officers investigating a series of distraction thefts at supermarkets in Sussex have released images of four men they’d like to identify. Police have received a number of reports of elderly and vulnerable women having bank cards and money stolen from them in areas including...
Posted On 12 Dec 2022 at 3:18 pm

Hove girl, 12, dies of strep A

A 12-year-old girl from Hove has died of strep A, it has been confirmed. The Hove Park School pupil was taken to hospital in Brighton yesterday but died shortly after. She is the 16th child to die of the infection in the UK this year. Dr Rachael Hornigold, consultant in health...
Posted On 09 Dec 2022 at 4:26 pm

Snow and ice warning for Brighton

Ice and possibly even snow could come to Brighton and Hove this Sunday, the Met Office is warning. The forecast is currently uncertain, but a yellow be aware warning has been issued from 9am on Sunday to 9am on Monday. If snow does fall, it’s most likely to fall inland, but...
Posted On 09 Dec 2022 at 1:12 pm

Hundreds object to plans for flats next to music venue

More than a thousand music fans have objected to plans to build holiday flats next to one of Brighton’s best known live venues. Brighton and Hove News reported on plans to build flats and commercial units on the old Thrifty car rental plot next to the Prince Albert pub in...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 3:43 pm

Accident blackspot junction set to be closed to cars

A junction on a city centre road could be closed to motorised traffic after being identified as a “high-risk location”. Six accidents have happened at the corner of Blackman Street and Trafalgar Street in the North Laine in the last three years – mostly caused...
Posted On 07 Dec 2022 at 3:31 pm