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Brighton Journal | August 25, 2019

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Lewes Bonfire – The UK’s Biggest and Best

November 7, 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

November 2, 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

May 23, 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

May 10, 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

March 19, 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

January 23, 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

January 2, 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

December 12, 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

Is Brighton & Hove’s Water Under Threat?

December 7, 2017 |

You’re thirsty. You turn on a tap, the glass fills and you drink without a second thought. But did you know that living near the National Park – particularly here on the southern coast – it’s the chalk of the South … Read More

Want To Be A Drone Pilot?

October 26, 2017 |

Have you ever fancied yourself as a professional drone operator? Have you been impressed the kinds of footage that drones are being used to capture and wanted to find out how it’s done? This new and expanding field of drone aviation would … Read More