Brighton man arrested over security van robbery in Hove

A Brighton man has been arrested over the security van armed robbery in Hove yesterday lunchtime (Monday 19 November). But detectives are still hunting three other men after a security guard was threatened with an axe. The four robbers stole cash from outside the Brighton and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018 at 2:51 pm

Former Royal Marine becomes apprentice at 39

A former Royal Marine from Southwick is following in his electrician father’s footsteps by becoming an apprentice for UK Power Networks at the age of 39. David Ground, 39, who also coaches his son’s U14s football club, Hove Park Colts, has beaten off stiff competition to...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018 at 2:03 pm

Council sacks its litter cops

The city council is set to end its litter enforcement contract with controversial company 3GS and bring the service ‘in-house’ after the contractors demanded all the money from fines. Since the so-called litter cops hit the streets in February 2016, they have come under fire for...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018 at 12:48 pm

As homeless people die, council to set up support team – three years after similar team was scrapped

A new homeless support team is to be set up after a spate of deaths at at an emergency accommodation block. The move almost three years after warnings that scrapping a similar service could expose vulnerable people to harm. Brighton and Hove City Council made its six-strong...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 10:07 pm

Instagram and Snapchat blamed for increase in graffiti

A big rise in the amount of graffiti in Brighton and Hove has been blamed on social media. Graffiti artists are spraying their designs and taking pictures of their “tags” to post on the likes of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. And in a move that could prove...

Brighton newspaper publisher teeters on financial brink

The owner of the Brighton and Hove Independent appears to be teetering on the brink of financial collapse, according to the BBC. The broadcaster said tonight (Friday 16 November): “Johnston Press, the publisher of many local newspapers in Sussex including the Hastings...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:02 pm

Southwick-family run skip firm fined over tax breaches

A Southwick family who were prosecuted when an employee at their skip business was badly hurt by machinery have now been fined for breaking tax rules. Mark and Rachel Penfold, directors of Skip It Containers and Recycling, were given suspended sentences in May over the health and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 12:26 pm

Baron Homes plans new rooftop restaurant on top of ugly Brighton towerblock

Plans for a new rooftop restaurant in a “jewel-like extension” on top of one of Brighton’s ugliest tower blocks have been approved. Tower Point in North Road is home to a car park on the lower floors, and its appearance doesn’t get that much better above...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018 at 11:37 am

Brighton retailer hikes prices to highlight Black Friday consumerism

A Brighton based online retailer is putting up its prices for Black Friday in a protest against the throwaway consumerism the sale represents. Ashley Sheets of Worthwhyle says she is making the move in a bid to persuade people to stop buying goods wrapped in single use plastic...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 3:58 pm

One of Brighton’s biggest employers to spend £1.4m on office refurbishment

One of Brighton’s biggest employers is to spend £1.4 million on a total refurbishment of its offices in the centre of town. Domestic and General (D&G) said that the “complete refurbishment of its Brighton call centre” was part of its strategy of “investing in our people”....
Posted On 12 Nov 2018 at 4:32 pm