Saltdean Lido owner calls more public meetings

The owner of Saltdean Lido has called two more public meetings about its controversial plans to concrete over the outside pool and build 100 flats. Dennis Audley said in March he was being forced to close the Grade II listed pool after making massive losses every year. But the...
Posted On 30 Apr 2010 at 6:25 pm

Sun set to shine for Brighton Children's Parade

The sun is due to shine down on the Brighton Children’s Parade tomorrow, which marks the beginning of the Brighton Festival. The BBC predicts sunny spells and temperatures of about 10C for the parade, which kicks off at 8.30am in Sydney Street, and ends in Madeira Drive at...
Posted On 30 Apr 2010 at 6:02 pm

West Street mini market loses court bid for booze licence

The courts have upheld tough restrictions on new licensed premises in the centre of Brighton by rejecting an mini market’s appeal against them – despite upholding a similar challenge by Tesco. On Tuesday, magistrates upheld a decision by Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 30 Apr 2010 at 4:21 pm

Whitehawk community centre open by September 2011

A new community complex and library in Whitehawk could now be completed by September next year after being approved by Brighton and Hove City Council. The ultra-modern building, next to Whitehawk Primary School, will have a curved glazed frontage and a living roof planted with...
Posted On 30 Apr 2010 at 8:42 am

Have your say on £19m plans for Falmer history centre

A survey is being held into plans for a new £19m historical resource centre for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. The Keep is intended to be the new home for over 900 years of the county’s historical records and is due to be built at Woollards Field near Falmer. East...
Posted On 30 Apr 2010 at 7:57 am

Four in court over heroin and crack cocaine cartel

Four men have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs following a four month police operation in Brighton. Gary Corness, 24, of St Cuthman’s Close, Whitehawk; Gary McCarten, 20, of Ravenswood Drive, Woodingdean; Kirk Blake, 20, and Kevin Tynan, 31, both of...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 6:54 pm

Brighton and Hove charities warned they could lose business rate relief

Charities have been warned their discount on business rates is under review by Brighton and Hove City Council, Third Sector reports. The council has written to the city’s charities telling them their current rate of discretionary rate relief will end on March 31, 2011...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 1:59 pm

Cafe owner arrested for confronting yobs who 'tormented' him

A CAFE owner who tried to make a citizen’s arrest after being threatened by a gang of yobs was HIMSELF arrested on suspicion of assault. Bob Young, 53, claims the gang of teenage skateboard hoodies had been hanging around his business in Brighton for months, tormenting him...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 1:50 pm

Robin Hood rides through Brighton glen

Election fever has hit Brighton – but it’s not just party political canvassers on the campaign trail. On Saturday, a band of merry Brightonians dressed as Robin Hood to take part in a multimedia treasure hunt around the city to raise awareness of radical tax campaign....
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 10:27 am

Southern celebrates best ever day's service

Train operator Southern is in jubilant mood after achieving its most punctual day. On Monday, a “phenomenal” 98.1% of all Southern trains reached their destinations on time. Southern’s overall performance has also been improving steadily recent months, despite being...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 9:05 am