Brighton bike sheds fall foul of planning laws

Kieran Barnard's shed

More than 20 families in Withdean have been told to remove bike sheds from their front gardens following a crackdown by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Terraced [...]

Brighton MP becomes parliamentary aide to Health Secretary

Simon Kirby

The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown Simon Kirby has become parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Mr Kirby was previously a PPS at the [...]

Hove rooftop seagull feeder angers neighbour

Picture of seagulls by John Cooper from Flickr

Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, not many people would actively go about attracting seagulls to roost on top of their home.

Picture of seagulls by John [...]

Brighton firefighters discover cannabis factory in burning flat


Brighton firefighters were surprised to find a cannabis factory when they arrived at a flat fire in London Road last night.

Two fire engines were sent to [...]

Brighton’s beautiful rare leek

Babington's Leek by Graeme Lyons

Continuing on from yesterday’s overgrown onion, today we are delighted to bring you news of a rare leek growing on Brighton seafront.

Babington’s Leek by Graeme [...]

Preston Park toilets set for revamp

Picture of the Rotunda Cafe by Dominic Alves on Flickr

A petition to refurbish public toilets in Preston Park has succeeded in convincing Brighton and Hove City Council something should be done.

Picture of the Rotunda [...]

Fire chief blasted for tweeting about football during strike

des prichard tweet

East Sussex fire chief Des Prichard has been criticised for tweeting jokey pictures of a five-a-side football game while his firefighters were on strike.

Mr Prichard posted [...]

Beware the loan sharks

loan shark

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks and to share the message to never borrow money [...]

Nominate your sport heroes for Brighton and Hove awards

Brighton and Hove sports awards 2013 at the Royal Pavilion

Do you know any inspirational sportsmen or women?

The annual City Sport and Physical Activity Awards launches today with a drive to seek out nominations for inspirational [...]

Can you help catch the Hove pigeon shooter?

The injured pigeon

A pigeon shooter is believed to be at large in Hove after six birds were found dead or injured from bullet wounds.

The RSPCA is appealing for [...]