Hove firefighters' charity pull raises £4.5k

Hove firefighters have beaten their target to raise just short of £4,500 through a charity pull. They dragged a ten-ton engine for five-and-a-half miles along a route from Grand Avenue in Hove via Western Road to the North Laine in Brighton and then back to Hove. Members of the...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 6:43 pm

New Brighton flyover opens near Albion's stadium at Falmer

More than a year of roadworks has come to an end at a busy Brighton junction. Roadworks at the A27 junction with Lewes Road (the A270) ended this week and will open to traffic next week. The work has affected the Coldean and Moulsecoomb area in preparation for the opening of the...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 6:26 pm

Portslade supermarket criticised for disturbing neighbours

Aldi was criticised by planners when it asked to extend its delivery hours and change restrictions on parking at its Portslade store. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee was told that the store was already disturbing neighbours by breaking the existing restrictions....
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 1:57 pm

Police and firefighters in Brighton stop drivers to warn them about drink-driving

Early morning drivers were pulled over by police outside Roedean Fire Station to be given a safety message this week. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said that its key message was: “Don’t make this the worst Christmas ever by drinking and then getting behind the wheel of a car the...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 1:26 pm

Developer refused permission to demolish historic Hove baths and build tower block

The owner of a historic building in Hove has been told that he is not allowed to demolish it. Sirus Taghan has been refused permission to knock down Medina House in King’s Esplanade on Hove seafront. He was also refused planning permission to put up a ten-storey building in its...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 1:12 pm

Funeral next week for Hangleton councillor

The funeral of a much-loved and widely respected councillor takes place at a church in Hangleton next week. Councillor David Smart died aged 74 last week (Wednesday 8 December) after he is believed to have suffered a heart attack. His funeral is to be held at St Helen’s Church in...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 11:22 am

Petition wins backing for better lighting in Hove gardens

A park in Hove looks likely to be given eco-friendly lights after a petition by residents won support from councillors. Councillor Melanie Davis presented the petition to a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council last night. She also paid tribute to the organisers of the...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010 at 10:19 am