Kemp Town Carnival to take sabbatical

This year’s Kemp Town Carnival will not go ahead because of funding cuts, organisers have announced. Last year, the carnival made a £3,000 profit, but central government cuts mean Brighton and Hove City Council can no longer help subsidise the event by waiving fees and...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 11:38 am

Brighton campaigners celebrate end of page 3

Brighton campaigners are today celebrating the Sun’s decision to scrap its infamous topless page 3 models. Although there has been no official announcement from owners News International, its other daily title The Times today reported that the paper was quietly dropping the...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 8:24 am

Rose Hill Tavern trade plummeted in decade before it was sold

Newly published figures show that business at the Rose Hill Tavern nosedived in the ten years before it was sold. The 144-year-old pub was last year listed as an asset of community value (ACV) following a hard-fought campaign by locals who feared for its future after it was...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015 at 6:39 pm

Man charged with handling stolen Hove Park School iPads

A man has been charged with handling stolen iPads taken from Hove Park School last summer. Thieves broke into the school overnight on June 20/21 and took 150 iPads worth £35,000 which were to be given to students. Police have now recovered some of the iPads and have charged Kay...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015 at 5:03 pm

Unwitting Brightonians turn down £1,000

Can you spot anyone you know in this promotional video shot in Brighton? The film shows a man trying to give away £1,000 in cash in an envelope – but nearly everyone he approaches assumes he’s lying or is too busy to talk to him. Eventually, a young woman takes the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015 at 2:26 pm

Driver fined for using blue badge he found in the street

A driver who used a disabled parking badge he claimed he had found in the street  has been fined. Lukaski Galinski, of Middle Road, Shoreham, West Sussex, was caught using the badge three times in Brighton and Hove, and given parking tickets – two of which he tried to...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015 at 10:13 am

Portslade man jailed for grooming young girls online

A Portslade man has been jailed for six years for grooming young girls and getting them to perform sexual acts online. Dean Thompson, 24, of Hamilton Close, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (12 January) and was sentenced by Judge Guy Anthony to a total of six years...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015 at 10:24 am

Changing room thief took rugby players’ bag at Hove Recreation Ground

A man has been charged with stealing a bag of personal belongings from visiting rugby players at Hove Recreation Ground on Sunday (11 January). Alan Philip, 62, unemployed, of no fixed address, has been charged with the theft of the bag. He has also been charged with burglary...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 2:28 pm

Inflation-busting rise in Brighton and Hove parking charges planned to raise £26.8m

An above-inflation rise in Brighton and Hove parking charges is being planned to reduce congestion and pollution. In line with Green Party policy, increases of up to 16.4 per cent at the city’s car parks and up to 7.7 per cent for on-street spaces are being proposed for...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 11:30 am

CCTV released in hunt for Brighton Hallowe’en sex attacker

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman in Brighton have released an image of a man they want to trace. At about 4.20 am on Friday 31 October last year the victim was accosted on the walkway between Madeira Drive and Marine Drive near the Harvester pub,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:10 pm