Traveller incursion prompts protest outside Hove Town Hall

A builder from Brighton staged a one-man protest about the council’s approach to dealing with travellers this afternoon (Wednesday 31 August). The 40-year-old father of three parked his van across the entrance to Hove Town Hall at lunchtime and stayed until the end of the...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 7:14 pm

Man attacked in Benfield Valley

A man used a piece of wood to attack 25-year-old in Benfield Valley by the Portslade and Hangleton boundary. The attack happened near the West Hove branch of Sainsbury’s as the victim approached the Hangleton Link Road underpass. The attacker was crouched down holding a large...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 7:02 pm

Nursing home approved for Hove seafront

A derelict care home in Hove is to be demolished and replaced with a bigger and more modern building. The seafront site, known as Lawnscroft Nursing Home, in Kingsway, Hove, currently contains a disused two-storey detached property. The owner, Maria Holliday-Welch, of Princes...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 3:08 pm

Brighton hospital boss gives up smoking again

Just as not everyone manages to give up smoking at the first attempt, so it is with the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. But from Friday (2 September) the Royal Sussex, in Eastern Road, is going smoke-free again. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Brighton and Sussex...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 12:25 pm

Police officers help save homeless man in Brighton

Police officers helped to resuscitate a homeless man who was found lying on a row of seats in a busy street in the centre of Brighton yesterday. The 45-year-old man was found near the Theatre Royal in New Road, Brighton, shortly before 5.50pm. The officers called for an ambulance...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 8:27 am

Hove hospital patient found dead

A patient has been found dead in a hospital in Hove. The death – at Mill View Hospital – comes as Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said that patient safety there had been improved. It follows an independent review which was commissioned after the...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 7:43 am

Two Brighton clubs bank on student mix for survival

The owner of two of Brighton’s biggest nightclubs – Oceana and Tru – appears to be banking on the new influx of university students for survival. Luminar Leisure, which runs more than 70 clubs around the country including the two West Street venues, has persuaded its bankers to...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 4:08 am

Hove and Portslade have incredibly few empty shops, says survey

The number of empty shops in Hove and Portslade is incredibly low, according to Brighton Business. It said that the latest survey of vacant units had shown one of the best results for decades. Brighton Business, the website for Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership and the...
Posted On 31 Aug 2011 at 2:47 am
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