Brighton documentary makers follow Britain's fattest man for a year

A Brighton-based television crew has spent a year filming a 49-year-old described as Britain’s fattest man. The footage will be broadcast tonight in an hour-long documentary on Channel 4. Electric Sky Productions, of Clifton Mews, Brighton, said that Paul Mason, who is estimated...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 5:29 pm

HMV allays fears about the future of its Brighton stores

HMV has tried to allay fears that it may close one of its two Brighton shops in the coming months after reporting a slump in Christmas sales. Up to 20 jobs – not including Christmas casuals – would be at risk in each store if the company did decide to rationalise in...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 4:11 pm

Brighton and Hove business leaders describe December as a disaster

Business leaders in Brighton and Hove have warned traders to expect a tough year after a disastrous December. And they warned that stores such as HMV, with branches in Western Road and Churchill Square, Brighton, may find it hard to stay open. The month leading up to Christmas...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 3:19 pm

Three Brighton and Hove property owners ordered to undo changes to their buildings

Three property owners who carried out work without planning permission have lost their appeals against enforcement action. Each of the owners appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against decisions by Brighton and Hove City Council. But the council won all three cases including...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 2:46 pm

Sussex Police to test scheme to help victims of yobs and abuse

Sussex Police is one of eight police forces to test new methods to deal with anti-social behaviour. It is taking part in a pilot scheme, being overseen by the Home Office, to try to give better protection vulnerable people from yobs, bullies and nightmare neighbours. The trial...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 2:30 pm

Thief crashes as he tries to steal minibus in Brighton

A man tried to steal a minibus after the owner left it with the engine running in a Brighton street. He was thwarted by the owner who heard the door being opened. The owner got in to the Volkswagen Transporter before the thief had managed to drive off and they struggled for...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 2:16 pm

Mobility scooter garages planned for Brighton and Hove

Pensioners in Brighton and Hove could soon be able to use purpose built garages for their mobility scooters. Brighton and Hove City Council has set out plans for a series of secure parking blocks complete with electric charging points. It wants to start a pilot scheme by building...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 8:50 am

Brighton McDonald's plans 24 hour opening

Managers of the McDonald’s restaurant in Western Road, Brighton, want to open all night at weekends. They have applied for a licence to extend their opening times, which currently require them to close from midnight to 6.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. They have also asked...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 7:50 am
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