Women reported 1,700 rapes last year but just 22 men were convicted

More than 1,700 women reported being raped in Sussex last year – more than 30 a week – but just 50 rape trials took place and 22 men were convicted, according to new figures. The data emerged days after the government announced a new pilot court scheme to try to increase low...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 12:20 am

Previously outstanding Brighton school rated good by Ofsted

A Brighton school has been rated good by Ofsted after its first official inspection in 15 years. Stanford Infant School was previously rated outstanding in 2007, since when it has become harder to earn the watchdog’s top grade. Two inspectors visited the school, in Highcroft...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 12:02 am

Will Bloom need to spend millions on a striker when he already has a Florin?

As Albion players report back for pre-season training, the Chris O’Grady of his day, Florin Andone, also reported back to Lancing. Andone was signed by former boss Chris Hughton in the summer of 2018 for a bargain £6 million from Deportivo La Coruna after his relegation...
Posted On 28 Jun 2022 at 9:54 pm

Brighton population rises 1.44% as number of pre-school children plummets

The number of people living in Brighton and Hove rose 1.44% from 2011 to 2021, the first batch of census data to be released shows. In 2011, there were 273,369 people living in the city – 137,261 female and 136,108 male (a 50.2/49.8 split). Last year on census day, there...
Posted On 28 Jun 2022 at 2:43 pm

Sugarbabes announce first UK tour in over two decades

The most successful British female group of the 21st century are back! Following their massive return and epic performance at ‘Mighty Hoopla’ this month, Sugababes have announced a seventeen date UK wide tour. The chart-topping, multi-platinum iconic London trio, Siobhan Donaghy,...
Posted On 28 Jun 2022 at 11:38 am

We owe better to the refugees who enrich our lives

I have long been convinced of the need to celebrate the way our country is enriched by the refugees who seek sanctuary here. So, it was a particular privilege to welcome the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians to the Brighton Dome at their Brighton Festival performance in May. Brighton...
Posted On 28 Jun 2022 at 10:27 am

No Stupid decisions tonight at The Pipeline

THE STUPIDS + PIZZA TRAMP + FUNBUG + IDLE BONES – THE PIPELINE, BRIGHTON 25.6.22 A big decision was to be made before the gig tonight. Do I wear shorts or long trousers? Michael Fish must have been in charge of the weather Apps on Saturday evening as Brighton’s heavens...
Posted On 27 Jun 2022 at 9:33 pm

Workers who hacked back Brighton’s historic green wall were following council orders

Workers who almost completely removed a stretch of the historic “green wall” on Brighton seafront were following the council’s own “plans and design drawings”, an audit has found. The 200-year-old living wall had been designated a local wildlife site by Brighton and Hove City...

Tickets on sale for Morrissey’s Brighton concert

British singer-songwriter Morrissey has announced a major UK and Ireland tour starting this September. The tour includes two London dates at two iconic venues – The Palladium and O2 Academy Brixton as well as a final date at the Brighton Centre. Tickets are on sale now via...
Posted On 27 Jun 2022 at 7:37 pm

Calls for road restoration at brand new housing development

Patching up roads after damage from heavy construction vehicles working on a new Mile Oak housing development is not good enough, residents say. Damage to road surfaces and kerbs has been repaired in places by the contract builder Thakeham, but residents say the road quality is...
Posted On 27 Jun 2022 at 4:41 pm