Former Brighton reporter to choose press regulator’s board members

A former Brighton reporter is the only working journalist on the appointments panel of a new press regulator. Richard Gurner, 32, who now edits the Caerphilly Observer in South Wales, is one of the Impress Project’s nine-member appointments panel. Mr Gurner, who studied at Sussex...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 5:50 pm

Three Brighton burglary suspects charged

A 16-year-old girl from Brighton has been charged with burglary and bailed to appear in court. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of breaking into a house in The Highway in Moulsecoomb on Tuesday 5 August. After her arrest by Sussex Police she was...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 4:22 pm

New board game set in zombie-infested Brighton

What would you do if you woke up to find Brighton had been taken over by zombies – and there was only one spot left on the last train out? That’s the dilemma posed by new board game ZomBN1, the follow-up to Bedsit Games’ BN1. Creator Paul Stapleton said:...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 3:06 pm
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Missing girl found

A teenager who went missing in Brighton after being spotted walking towards the Old Steine with two men has been found. Reem Abu Sharma was visiting family in Brighton when she went missing on Sunday evening.  Police today said she had been found and thanked the public for their...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 2:46 pm
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Prankster creates Brighton and Hove’s first skateboard lane

Bus lanes and cycle lanes are commonplace in Brighton and Hove – but now a practical joker has created the city’s first skateboard lane. For every bicycle mark along the Hove Lawns cycle lane, a skateboard mark has been painted to match it. The markings were spotted...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 2:27 pm
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Ambitious plans to transform Corn Exchange unveiled

Plans to revamp Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre have been unveiled. The Brighton Dome has applied to demolish an existing single storey link building between the two and build a new three storey infill in its place. This would house new foyers, bars, a box...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 2:11 pm
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Plans to build cattery in back garden

A woman has applied for permission to build a cattery in the back garden of her home in Downs Valley Road, Woodingdean. Marie Smith wants to build a 4ft shed in her garden to house a commercial cattery, which will hold up to three cats. You can see the plans in full here. 
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 12:39 pm
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Landlord tries again for permission to convert chapel into student house

A landlord is making a second attempt at getting permission for the conversion of a chapel off Elm Grove into a student house. Mr K Keehan first rented the former chapel in De Montfort Road to students in September 2012, but there was no permission to use it as a home, let alone...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 12:12 pm
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Garage wrecked by fire handed back to owners

A garage site which caught fire yesterday afternoon (27 August 2014) has been handed back to its owners after a re-inspection by firefighters. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out at 4.04pm to the Madeira Garage on May Road in Brighton. At the height of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 9:44 am
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The Clock Tower’s time ball is running late

It’s one of the city centre’s most-loved landmarks – but it’s probably best not to use the Clock Tower to set your watch right now, as it’s running almost four minutes late. The tardiness was spotted by eagle-eyed Ben Collier, who can see the tower...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014 at 7:15 am
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