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Bowlers dominate opening day in Hove

Sussex – 150 Yorkshire – 176 for 7 17 wickets fell on a frantic opening day of Sussex’s County Championship fixture against Yorkshire at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove. Following a dominant showing with the ball, Yorkshire found themselves, seven down for 176 runs at the close of play, ...

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Rare chance to hear about elms – and other trees – from experts

The first Brighton and Hove Tree Festival comes to an end this weekend and includes a rare chance to hear from experts about an increasingly rare species – the elm. The free event, the Fantastic Elms and Other Amazing Trees Forum, starts at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday 18 May) at the Friends’ Meeting ...

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Dunk to miss Brighton and Hove Albion’s final match against Manchester United

Brighton and Hove Albion captain Lewis Dunk will miss the team’s last match of the season against Manchester United because of a knee injury. The Seagulls host the Reds at the Amex on Sunday (19 May) when all 20 Premier League sides are due to kick off their final fixtures at 4pm. Dunk went off [...

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Autism charity closes suddenly due to lack of funding

A local autism charity has closed saying that it cannot afford to keep going. Assert Brighton and Hove, which has been helping autistic adults in the city for more than 20 years, announced to service users it would be closing last week. The charity helped with benefits advice and advocacy casework, ...

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Blocks next to fire-ravaged flats will also be knocked down

Dozens of flats on a site where one block burnt down in minutes because of missing fire breaks are also to be knocked down and rebuilt. People living in flats next to the fire-ravaged block at the top of Pankhurst Road were not allowed back in after it burnt down in September 2019. The Guinness […...

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Crumbs! Brighton comedy shows takes the biscuit

A troupe of comedians dunked a fellow actor dressed as a Rich Tea biscuit into an oversized cartoon mug this week. The stunt, staged in advance to mark this month’s National Biscuit Day, was the work of comedy group Biscuit Barrel, who played a the Spiegeltent on 12 May. Their comedy show Not Anot...

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Police officer faces court on sexual assault charge

A Sussex Police officer has been charged with sexual assault by touching and is due to appear in court next month. Sergeant Matthew Crane, 47, who joined the police in 2000, faces two charges and has been suspended from duty. The force said today (Friday 17 May): “A Sussex Police officer will appe...

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Lesbian Speed Dating

Let there be love but not in Brighton but in the heart of Worthing-Love Doctor is just the medicine to help lesbians find romance and only hald an hour on the train from Brighton. Love Doctor Monti, who recently returned from working remotely since October 2023, is briefly back on the south coast of...

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Albion boss jumps up rich list

The chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion has seen his wealth jump more than £200 million in the past year, according to the Sunday Times. Tony Bloom, 54, is now Britain’s 233rd richest person, up from joint 286th the previous year – making him the eighth richest in UK sport. The newspaper has c...

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Union rep charged with having sword in council bin depot office

A union rep had a sword with a 2ft-long blade in his office at the council’s bin depot in Hollingdean, a court was told yesterday (Thursday 16 May). Dave Russell, 63, of Shelldale Road, Portslade, denied having the weapon when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Russell was a rep for the...

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Councillors elect Brighton and Hove’s first Muslim mayor

Brighton and Hove has its first South Asian Muslim mayor after councillors unanimously elected Mohammed Asaduzzaman to the largely ceremonial role. Traditionally, mayors take up the chains of office after many years of service on Brighton and Hove City Council – not least as they are required to c...

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Councillors vote for 4.4 per cent rise in allowances

Councillors’ allowances will go up even though some wanted to extend a two-year freeze against a backdrop of rising council tax, spending cuts to services, redundancies and axed grants for community groups. Labour and Green councillors voted for a series of increases including a 4.4 per cent rise ...

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Violent knife attacker jailed for 10 years

A knife attacker has been jailed for more than 10 years after two violent incidents in Brighton in October last year. Joel Elliott, 34, of Springfield Road, Brighton, robbed a man called Mason King at knifepoint in Trafalgar Street on Monday 9 October. He threatened and slashed Mr King, injuring him...

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Animal welfare champions share their stories with the mayor

Dozens of animal welfare champions from Brighton and Hove and some from the surrounding area shared their stories at a special reception. The mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Jackie O’Quinn, co-hosted the reception with award-winning vet and animal welfare campaigner Marc Abraham. The mayor ...

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Peter James launches latest Grace book at Brighton school

Brighton-born crime writer Peter James teamed up with a local school to launch his latest thriller They Thought I Was Dead – Sandy’s Story. He held the official book launch at Brighton Girls to raise funds for the Friends of Brighton and Hove Hospitals where the school’s head teacher Rosie McC...

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The Great Escape and Barclays branch hit by protests

A Brighton music festival and bank were both hit yesterday by pro-Palestine protests. Barclays bank on North Street was splashed with red paint while the ticket booths for The Great Escape set up in Jubilee Square were picketed by protestors. While police investigate, some of the red paint on the ba...

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Summoning Sondheim: Tribute to Musical Theatre Legend

Fans of Stephen Sondheim rejoice as Queen of Cups are bringing their new show, Summoning Sondheim, a tribute to the late musical theatre legend via a seance at Bar Broadway. Real-life witches and co-creators of the new musical Grace O’Keefe and Jordan Belaiche have written this new comedy musical,...

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Boarding school tales, humour and the harsh reality of mental health- Brighton Fringe

Embark on a madcap journey of introspection and self-discovery in this brutally funny dark  comedy about boarding school.  Through the character of Fudgey – your quintessential, tone-deaf man in a suit (you know, the  ‘harmless’ type…until you find them running the country) – award-winn...

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Brighton university student wins Brighton Marina bench design competition

A University of Brighton student has seen her designs come to life having won an annual competition to design the public benches at Brighton Marina. Tiana Szalajda-Smith’s winning design, which showcases the flora and fauna of Brighton, was unveiled today on 27 benches across the marina, including...

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Shadows of Empire: Taking Tea at Preston Manor

Dying for a cuppa – new trail explores shocking story of tea industry at historic Brighton Manor House A hard-hitting interactive experience exposing the reality of the tea trade through history is to be unveiled in Brighton’s Preston Manor. Shadows of Empire:Taking Tea at Preston Manor explore...