Brighton actress Clare Cathcart dies aged 48

Brighton actress Clare Cathcart has died at home aged just 48. A representative said in a statement: “It is with huge sadness that we have to report the death of our beloved friend and client Clare Cathcart.” “Clare was brilliant, fearless and funny; a wonderful actor...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 6:39 pm

Investigation under way after fire in Brighton

A fire investigation started this morning (Friday 5 September) after a blaze in Brighton last night (Thursday 4 September). Firefighters from Roedean were sent to tackle a fire in the open near Devonshire Place just after 8.20pm after a fence fire spread to a roof. Traffic was...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 6:12 pm

Hove teenager hit by motorbike

A Hove schoolboy has badly hurt his ankle after being hit by a motorbike in Old Shoreham Road in Southwick. Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the crash which happened on Wednesday (3 September). It happened just before 8pm near the corner of Upper Kingston Lane....
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 5:41 pm

Labour of love reveals Brighton and Hove’s history in art

A local historian has spent time compiling scores of images of Brighton and Hove from the city’s fine art collection so they can be seen in one place for the first time. Brighton Bits blogger Delia Ives has created a board on Pinterest to collate all local landscapes from...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 5:39 pm

Sea swimmer gets into trouble off Hove beach

A swimmer is being given CPR (heart-ling resuscitation) on Hove beach after a suspected heart attack this afternoon (Friday 5 September). The man is currently in the care of paramedics, with lifeguards and police also in attendance, near the King Alfred Leisure Centre. A police...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 4:39 pm

Residents try to stop new Brighton traveller camps

Residents are reportedly trying to stop travellers setting up camps in Stanmer Park and Carden Park today (Friday 5 September). Caravans began to arrive at Stanmer Park this morning, and it is believed five are currently at the back of the park where at least one resident is...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 3:41 pm

Secret Brighton path under threat

A “magical” secret path which has charmed Brightonians for almost two centuries is under threat after being deemed a magnet for anti-social behaviour. The pathway which links one end of the Hanover Crescent Gardens to the other could be closed if members of the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 3:40 pm

Brighton fly-tipping documented for parliamentary litter campaign

A Brighton waste campaigner has been documenting fly-tipping in Brighton to help a Commons investigation into litter on Britain’s streets. Cat Fletcher has joined the #litterpix campaign to give the Local Government select committee evidence of how rubbish is blighting the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 1:42 pm

Brighton and Hove Bus drivers rise to blindfold challenge

Guide dogs will be helping give Brighton and Hove bus drivers an insight into what using public transport is like for visually impaired people. The Brighton and Hove Branch of Guide Dogs will visit the Lewes depot on October 6 to help with training, including a series of...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 1:41 pm
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Brighton businesses push for VAT cut to help tourism industry

Everyone would like a tax cut of some form. But a growing number of Brighton businesses are calling for VAT to be slashed in the tourism sector. They claim it will encourage people to spend more. But some believe it will just favour the minority. Latest TV’s Jody Doherty-Cove...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014 at 1:20 pm
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