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Brighton Journal | 24th January 2020

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The best of Brighton on Instagram: 11th – 18th November

19th November 2019 |

Last week brought us deeper into the November month, closer to the chilly Winter season and the Christmas countdown is almost beginning (too early for a bit of Michael Bublé?).

Let’s take a look back at the week over on … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Lewes Bonfire

4th November 2019 |

Every 5th of November the quiet town of Lewes comes alive with the biggest bonfire event in the UK.

The History

Lewes Bonfire not only marks Guy Fawkes Night but also commemorates the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs burned … Read More

Lewes Bonfire – The UK’s Biggest and Best

7th November 2018 |

The quaint little town of Lewes just outside of central Brighton was lit up once again on Monday night, for their busiest night of the year… November 5th of course! Each year the streets come alive with locals, people from … Read More

Fresh racism row erupts ahead of Lewes bonfire blackface controversy

2nd November 2018 |

The UK’s largest bonfire festival has been plunged into a fresh blackface row after a photograph in a shop window showed a child “blacked-up” for a costume contest before a parade through the East Sussex town. 


The boy had … Read More

All-Girl Theatre Company Bring You a Suffragette Play

23rd May 2018 |

2018 marks the centenary of women being granted the vote (as long as they were over 30) – and what better way to celebrate this than with the performance of suffragette play, ‘How The Vote Was Won?’

The play was … Read More

Man Found Guilty of Rape and Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

10th May 2018 |

It was revealed yesterday by Sussex police that a man has been found guilty of raping a woman, as well as stealing her bag, and has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Javon Raffington-Paul, aged 21, pleaded not guilty to … Read More

Lewes Woman Anna Campbell Dies Whilst Fighting Turkish Forces in Syria

19th March 2018 |

A British woman from Lewes, Sussex has died fighting alongside the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). Anna Campbell is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria, with seven other Britons dying whilst fighting alongside the YPG … Read More

Shocking CCTV Shows Dangerous Driver’s Attempted Escape from Police

23rd January 2018 |

The shocking CCTV footage captured on camera in College Road, shows how he narrowly avoids colliding with officers on foot.

A total of 10 vehicles, including one police car, were damaged during the incident, at 11am on Sunday 10 December.

Officers … Read More

12 Year Conviction Following Fatal East Sussex Stabbing & Class A Drug Possesion

2nd January 2018 |

A man has been convicted of manslaughter following a fatal stabbing in St Leonards.

Mohammed Ahmed has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for the attack which occurred in Clyde Road on Thursday 27 July, 2017.

At about 12.41pm … Read More

Brighton Pair Wanted in Connection With Brighton Jewellery Heist

12th December 2017 |

Police are looking for this Brighton pair who are wanted in connection with a burglary at a jewellers in Bond Street in the city on 6 December.

Stuart McCue, 33 and Lacey Gunn, 32, are likely to be together and … Read More