Scores protest at plans to close Brighton History Centre

A campaign to save Brighton’s History Centre is gathering pace. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tory administration has proposed closing the centre and moving it to the Jubilee Library to save £62,000. But more than 150 people have signed a petition on the council’s own website...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 4:16 pm

Family cat's Christmas reunion after 70-mile trip to Brighton

A family moggie has returned home after being discovered in Brighton – 70 miles away from its home in Isleworth in south west London. The Richmond and Twickenham Times reports how Julia Romp’s 10-year-old black and white cat Ben went missing on September 21. Ms Romp...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 2:56 pm

Stay safe in Brighton and Hove this new year

Sussex Police is warning new year revellers to stay safe when celebrating in the city tonight. It has issued the following statement: “Thousands of Brighton and Hove residents as well as visitors to the city will be wanting a great evening out this Thursday to see in the new...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 2:30 pm

More grit to help Brighton and Hove deal with icy weather

More grit bins and weekend working are among extra measures to deal with ice and snow that Brighton and Hove City Council is introducing as another cold snap is forecast. The council was roundly criticised by members of the public for its management of this month’s snowfall,...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 2:26 pm

Brighton and Hove men and women honoured

A senior detective, a community worker from Bevendean and a diplomat from Hove are among the people from Brighton and Hove in the New Year Honours List. Detective Superintendent Vic Marshall, who is currently seconded to the Home Office from Sussex Police has been made an OBE. He...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 12:01 am

Hove author tops list for library borrowers

Hove-born Peter James was the author of the most borrowed book in Brighton and Hove over the past year. Not Dead Enough – one of the titles in his crime series about fictional Brighton detective Roy Grace – was the most popular book in the city’s libraries. Another of the ten...
Posted On 30 Dec 2009 at 4:30 pm

Hove nursery and pub to have phone masts on roof

A building that houses a children’s nursery, a pub and student flats will have three new mobile phone masts on its roof. The masts were approved by just three members of Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee at a meeting before Christmas. Two councillors voted against...
Posted On 29 Dec 2009 at 12:04 am

Brighton firm to work on Bluebell Railway

A Brighton construction company has won a contract to carry out major works at a station on the the Bluebell Railway line. Morgan Ashurst, of Dyke Road Drive, Brighton, will restore historic buildings beside the platform at Sheffield Park Station to the east of Haywards Heath....
Posted On 27 Dec 2009 at 12:22 pm

Southern train drivers strike threat lifted

Train drivers have called off a strike which would have affected services from stations in Brighton and Hove. Shoppers planning to head for the sales and commuters due to have worked on the bank holiday Monday (28 December) have been given a respite. ASLEF said that drivers on...
Posted On 25 Dec 2009 at 12:00 am

Brighton and Hove Christmas tree recycling points open on Monday

More than two dozen Christmas tree recycling sites in Brighton and Hove are due to open on Monday 28 December. The Christmas tree recycling sites are scheduled to stay open until Friday 29 January. They are being operated by Brighton and Hove City Council at the following...
Posted On 24 Dec 2009 at 1:11 pm