Brighton reptile centre welcomes stowaway gecko from China

Forget Thin Lizzy and meet Thin Lizard – a 4in gecko now being cared for by RSPCA staff at the charity’s Brighton reptile rescue centre. The staff at the Patcham centre nicknamed the well-travelled gecko Thin Lizard after it survived a 4,800-mile journey from China inside a box...
Posted On 03 Feb 2022 at 9:18 pm

Mayor baffled by repeated references to mediaeval terrorists at Brighton council meeting

Repeated references to “mediaeval terrorists” left mayor Alan Robins baffled at a question and answer session this afternoon (Thursday 3 February). They came up a number of times as the mayor chaired a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting. It’s true that Brighton was razed in a...
Posted On 03 Feb 2022 at 8:20 pm

Fox hitches 15-mile ride from Hove

A fox cub stowed away under the passenger seat of a classic car and ended up being taken on a 15-mile trip from Hove to Plumpton. The RSPCA was called to rescue the young fox found hiding under the passenger seat of the classic Alfa Romeo on Tuesday. The car had been driven from...
Posted On 21 May 2021 at 11:57 am

Flock of sheep take a trip to Queen’s Park

A flock of sheep from Tenantry Down somehow managed to get into the quiet garden at Queen’s Park this morning, delighting parkgoers but upsetting their shepherds. With lockdown easing, the clocks going forward and the start of a mini-heatwave, spring was already firmly in...
Posted On 29 Mar 2021 at 10:59 am

RSPCA comes to the rescue of gull stuck in bin

A seagull which somehow got itself stuck inside a locked Brighton recycling bin on New Year’s Eve was rescued by an RSPCA inspector. The inquisitive gull had somehow managed to get inside the large recycling bin which is locked and has a post box type gap with brushes...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021 at 4:31 pm

Brighton couple plan to build gothic castle in their back garden

A Brighton couple are planning to build a gothic castle in their back garden, complete with battlements and gargoyles. Paul Byrne and his husband James Drain live in a modest three-bedroom semi-detached house with a large, sloping back garden in Valley Drive, Westdene. Many of...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 10:21 am

Brighton’s ‘doughnut on a stick’ pays a tongue in cheek homage

Brighton’s “doughnut on a stick” – one of the nicknames for the British Airways i360 – has paid homage to some of Brighton’s other best-loved doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day. Although the seafront attraction has been closed for the past couple of months because of...
Posted On 06 Jun 2020 at 10:01 pm

Rock snake has a growth spurt round Woodingdean park

A rock snake started by a Woodingdean family less than a fortnight ago is now almost 900 pebbles long after scores of locals helped it grow. Ella Hards and her children Spencer, 11, Ava, eight, and Ronnie, six, started the snake on 17 May with a painted head on the edge of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020 at 12:22 pm

Popstar sends special lockdown message to Hove schoolchildren

A former S Club 7 singer has helped cheer up Hove schoolchildren with a surprise greeting. Year six teacher Laura Waters at Cottesmore St Mary’s RC Primary School in Hove got in touch with singer Jo O’Meara through social media platform Instagram to see if she would...

Brighton choir channels TLC to urge people to make More Scrubs

A Brighton choir has taken inspiration from 90s girl group TLC in a video urging sewers to make the NHS More Scrubs. Members of The Rainbow Chorus, led by local performer Hannah Brackenbury, filmed themselves singing the alternative lyrics by Dungereen Jean to the 1999 hit in...
Posted On 15 Apr 2020 at 11:15 am