First Capital Connect's performance slammed by MPs

First Capital Connect tried to conceal the scale of likely disruption not just from the public but also MPs, Parliament has heard. The troubled operator of the Brighton to Bedford line was forced to cancel a raft of services after drivers took unofficial industrial action in...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 9:05 pm

Brighton and Hove parking charges set to soar

The cost of parking in some parts of Brighton and Hove is set to rocket after the annual increase is implemented in April. The Argus reports that the price of parking for an hour in the London Road car park will increase 25% from 80p to £1. Its full list of figures shows the cost...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 8:40 pm

Not answering letters costs former Hove MP £17k

Former Hove MP Ivor Caplin has been told he must cough up more than £17,000 after failing to answer letters sent as part of of a Parliamentary inquiry into MPs allowances. Sir Thomas Legg wrote to him several times asked him to answer questions about £17,865 he claimed for...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 8:31 pm

Brighton flat raided by knife-wielding burglars

Police are appealing for witnesses after three men forced their way into a property at Johnson Bank flats, Wellington Road, Brighton, last night (3 February) at around 10.30pm. The men assaulted the occupiers, two men, aged 22 and 40, and made threats to kill them. One of the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 1:57 pm

Gingerman Restaurants to open new Kemp Town restaurant

A successful Hove restaurant chain is asking for help in naming its new Brighton gastro pub. Gingerman Restaurants already runs the Gingerman in Norfolk Square, Hove, the Ginger Pig in Hove Street, Hove, and the Ginger Fox in Hassocks. Its next eaterie will be in College Place,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 12:42 pm

Neighbours of Ocean Rooms vent fury

The full strength of feeling against a notorious Brighton club has been revealed in letters urging the council to close it down. The Ocean Rooms was last week put up for sale, but before then its neighbours pleaded with Brighton and Hove City Council to close it for good after...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 11:01 am

Brighton church 'first in UK' to develop iPhone app

A Brighton church believes it will be the first in the country to offer an iPhone application to spread its message. The Church of Christ the King, based at the Clarendon Centre, New England Street, is hoping to submit the app to Apple in the next week. When approved, the free...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 10:19 am

Royal Pavilion set to encourage events in its grounds

The Royal Pavilion Gardens could be marketed for private events to raise money for Brighton and Hove City Council. While the grounds have been used in the past, there has been no clear policy on how best to do this. Now a strategy is set to be drawn up to examine how the gardens,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 8:41 am

Rare tortoise killed by burglars

A rare and valuable tortoise was killed by burglars who made off with its housemate from a Woodingdean home. The pair, worth a total of £10,000, were hibernating with one more in a shed in the back garden of a house in Balsdean Road when the burglars struck on Sunday night. While...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 7:50 am