Brighton restaurant closes, blaming rent increase

A much-loved Brighton restaurant is leaving its home of 15 years, blaming an increase in rent. Eastern Eye in London Road says it is now looking for new premises, but in the meantime it will be closing on October 26. The property is now on the market for £75,000 a year –...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 4:17 pm

Brighton micropub owner awaits licensing panel verdict

Neighbours who objected to plans for a micropub in their street were worried about underage drinking, a licensing panel was told today (Wednesday 5 October). They also said that the other shops in the parade, in Lustrells Vale, Saltdean, all closed by 7pm – although VIP Pizza and...

New games area dedicated to campaigner who fought to create it

A new games area is being dedicated to the memory of a local campaigner who fought for years to get the council to create it. Barry Burtenshaw lobbied councillors and undertook several surveys to prove Wild Park needed more sports facilities for Moulsecoomb residents. A new...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 12:29 pm

Police drone used to track Woodingdean raid suspect

Police used a drone to track down a suspect fleeing a violent raid on a convenience store in Woodingdean. A manhunt was launched after a gang broke into Best One in Warren Road. Several people were seen fleeing the scene in a white truck shortly after midnight on Monday. The...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 11:47 am

‘Giants of Soul’ UK tour bring ‘The Soul Train’ to Brighton

‘VARIOUS SOUL ARTISTS’ – BRIGHTON CENTRE 2.10.22 It was Sunday night and that could mean only one thing. It was time to pick up our tickets from the ticket booth and get ready to board the Southern Soul Train to the Brighton Centre. The ‘Giants of Soul Tour’ tour has been...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 11:16 am

British-Japanese pop star Rina Sawayama set to play Brighton gig

British pop superstar Rina Sawayama will embark on her ‘Hold The Girl’ UK headline tour later this month, with a show at Brighton Dome on the 23rd October with support from Joesef and Tom Rasmussen. Tickets for the 10-date UK tour have been flying out of the door, with half of...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 9:06 am

Tenant targets young mum but rifle shots go unseen in row over footage

Sussex Police said that it was unable to investigate a firearms offence because Brighton and Hove City Council would not share security camera footage that may have captured the incident. The claim was made after a council tenant allegedly fired an air rifle at a young mother....

Police object to late licence for Hove restaurant after finding cocaine traces

Police have objected to a later licence for a Hove restaurant after finding traces of cocaine in the premises’ toilets. Sussex Police also said that hundreds of violent crimes within a quarter of a mile of the venue – many of them drink or drug-related – also gave rise to...

It’s curtains for Brighton haberdasher

An old-fashioned Brighton haberdashery is closing after more than 40 years in its current premises although the owners said that they plan to relocate the store. Closs and Hamblin – known for years as C&H Fabrics – said that it was moving out of its store in Western Road,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 9:22 pm

Council pauses plan to house recovering addicts in old brewery

Plans to house recovering drugs addicts and alcoholics in an old brewery in Portslade have been put on hold by Brighton and Hove City Council. The move comes a day after two Labour councillors – Alan Robins and Les Hamilton – urged the council and NHS bosses to pause the project...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 6:31 pm