Whitehawk chalk hawk restoration work too risky for offenders

Work to restore Whitehawk’s chalk hawk, carried out by volunteers including children last month, was deemed too risky for offenders to undertake by the probation service. The Friends of Sheepcote Valley and Serendipity Enterprising Solutions organised a couple of sessions...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 11:32 am

Hobgoblin to stay as music venue after £650k revamp

The Hobgoblin will reopen as a live music venue in mid-June after being given a £650,000 facelift, its new landlords have pledged. Brighton’s Indigo Pub Company has teamed up with Punch Taverns to take on the troubled pub, which closed temporarily last year. Its former landlord...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 9:47 am

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk leads seafront summer shows

Three big new events have been added to an already busy summer calendar in Brighton and Hove. They include an outdoor show by US skateboard legend Tony Hawk, a rugby 7s festival and a weekend of live music on the seafront headlined by platinum-selling artist Newton Faulkner. The...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 9:33 am

Rush is on for new Hove beach huts sale

Dozens of people have already made enquiries about the 16 new beach huts now on sale along Hove seafront. Only city residents are eligible to buy the new huts, which are on the promenade adjacent to Hove Lagoon. No brand new beach huts have been available to buy from the council...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 9:09 am

Brighton Museum enjoys record visitor numbers

Brighton and Hove’s museums have benefited from the staycation trend, clocking up huge increases in visitor numbers last year. Brighton Museum had record visitor numbers, helped by increased Sunday opening and popular exhibitions. In 2009, the museum had 233,000 visitors,...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 8:50 am

Mice infestation forces closure of Portslade Chinese takeaway

A Chinese take-away in Portslade has been shut down after being overrun with mice. Magic Wok was ordered to close immediately following an inspection by Brighton and Hove City Council’s environmental health team last Thursday. Officers visiting the take-away in Victoria Road were...
Posted On 18 May 2010 at 8:41 am