Summer splashes in short supply at Brighton playgrounds

Children ignore a closed sign at the West Pier paddling pool

Water features at two of Brighton’s most popular playgrounds have been drying up as the summer holidays begin in the middle of a heatwave.

Children ignore [...]

Hove Conservatives to pick parliamentary candidate next week

Kristy Adams and Graham Cox

Hove Conservatives are due to pick their parliamentary candidate next week from a shortlist of two or three names.

The frontrunners are two councillors – Graham Cox, [...]

Brighton MP calls for Rampion wind farm rethink

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Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has written to the Energy Secretary Ed Davey to raise concerns about the Rampion offshore wind farm plans.

Mr Kirby wrote to [...]

Brighton education charity given approval to build university technical college

UTC sample pic

The educational charity that sponsors two Brighton schools has been given planning permission to set up a university technical college (UTC) in Newhaven.

The Aldridge Foundation hopes [...]

Daft quiz asks you to choose between bizarre Brighton-based dilemmas

bizarre quiz

A bizarre Brighton-based quiz which poses a series of lighthearted local dilemmas is proving an online hit this week.

The quiz, published on Soapbox, asks people ten [...]

Brighton councillor turns fly-tipping cop


Fly-tippers beware – if you dump rubbish around London Road, you may be caught in the act by a Brighton councillor armed with an iPad and [...]

Eight years on, ground finally to be broken on Brighton i360

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Eight years after the ambitious plans to build the i360 observation tower on Brighton seafront, a ground-breaking ceremony is finally taking place.

On Tuesday, afternoon, dignitaries and [...]

Travellers leave Woodingdean Lawn Memorial Park and Black Rock

Travellers who moved onto the grass next to the Lawn Memorial Park at Woodingdean  and Black Rock yesterday have moved on.

Yesterday, travellers moved onto the grass [...]

Social media intern unleashes Twitter backlash with ill judged cyclist comment

kirsty boden

A Brighton social media intern has caused a Twitterstorm by apparently threatening to run down cyclists who use the road instead of cycle lanes.

Kirsty Boden tweeted: [...]

Five more senior Brighton and Hove Greens to step down from council

Councillor Bill Randall

Five more senior Green Party councillors look likely to follow their leader Jason Kitcat by stepping down next May.

Councillor Bill Randall

The Brighton and Hove Independent [...]