Brighton ‘shisha’ garden granted drinks licence

Councillors have backed a business owner’s plans to expand alcohol sales into a garden area in a way that he said would allow him to keep better control of customers’ drinking. Currently, customers can bring their own drinks to Vero Gusto’s “shisha garden” in St James’s Street,...

Brighton seafront venue given ‘temporary weekend licence’ to sell drinks

Councillors have given a seafront venue the chance to sell alcohol without requiring customers to buy a meal. They granted a request by Brighton Zip to be allowed to use “temporary event notices” (TENs) to sell alcoholic drinks legally as long as “substantial food” was available....

French leave? Not us! Brighton councillor scotches rumours about living abroad

Rumours that two councillors have moved abroad were labelled false as members of the public put questions to the council. Green councillors Tom Druitt and Alex Phillips were not named in the questions, asked yesterday at Brighton Town Hall (Thursday 22 October). But the couple,...

Who is the Brighton robbery suspect captured on camera?

Police are trying to trace a Brighton robbery suspect who was captured on camera. This afternoon (Friday 22 October) Sussex Police published a security camera shot of a man they want to interview. The force said: “Police investigating a robbery in Brighton are looking to identify...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021 at 6:09 pm

Two women report being spiked by injection in Brighton

Two women have told police they believe they were spiked by injection while out in Brighton this week. The incidents happened within hours of each other, on Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday morning. The reports come after similar incidents in Edinburgh and...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021 at 3:22 pm

Sussex officer cleared of misconduct over Wayne Couzens court chat in secret hearing

A Sussex police officer has been cleared of misconduct at a secret hearing after being part of an online group where potentially prejudicial details of a Wayne Couzens court hearing were shared. The Independent Office for Police Conduct investigated allegations seven officers...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021 at 12:02 pm

Man in court over towerblock assault

A Brighton man has been charged with assault and affray over an incident in which objects were thrown from a 13th floor balcony. Lajos Olah, 35, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday over the incident at the Richmond Heights block in John Street on 21 April last year....
Posted On 22 Oct 2021 at 11:05 am

Farmer’s plea to put dogs on lead after owner cautioned over sheep attack

A dog walker has been cautioned by police after her pet attacked a sheep on farmland near Stanmer Park. The farmer, Peter Carnaghan, said this was just the worst of several similar incidents in the past two weeks. He says there are no easy answers to stop sheep worrying, which...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021 at 9:34 am

Smart dress and sophisticated songwriting, Laura Marling enchants Brighton Dome audience

LAURA MARLING – BRIGHTON DOME 19.10.21 You know it will be a memorable night when concert goers arrive early and judging by their high spirits and smiles in anticipation, they are totally thrilled to be at the Brighton Dome for a night of mesmerising song writing! Laura...
Posted On 21 Oct 2021 at 11:52 pm

Council meeting abandoned after councillor receives positive covid test result

A council meeting was abandoned after a councillor received a positive coronavirus test result this evening (Thursday 21 October). It was the first meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Brighton Town Hall in more than 18 months. But, at 7.32pm, after councillors returned...
Posted On 21 Oct 2021 at 9:32 pm