Fire authority spends £200k on team to cut frontline jobs and fire engines

A parliamentary candidate has criticised East Sussex Fire Authority for agreeing to spend £200,000 on a new back office team shortly after it voted to cut frontline jobs. The fire authority voted through a proposal yesterday (Thursday 11 September) to “approve the drawdown...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 3:50 pm

£3k fine for Brighton seafront chippy

A Brighton restaurant has pleaded guilty to seven charges including failing to ensure adequate procedures are in place to control pests. Cloudless Limited, which runs the Seagull Restaurant, in Madeira Drive, Brighton, was fined a total of £3,515 including costs. On Thursday 13...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 3:26 pm

Brighton Wheel to be lit up in yellow tonight and tomorrow for Tour of Britain

The city is gearing up to welcome the UK’s biggest cycle race, the Tour of Britain, that is wending its way to Brighton for the penultimate stage of the race this Saturday, 13 September 2014. To mark the occasion, city landmark the Brighton Wheel will be lit in yellow on Friday...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 10:27 am

Brighton and Hove bus bosses want more women drivers

Brighton and Hove bus bosses hope to tackle gender stereotyping at an event tomorrow (Saturday 13 September). Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company driver manager Judith Aylward will be at Churchill Square with some of the company’s women bus drivers. They aim to...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 9:53 am

Man accused of attack in Brighton night club given trial date

A 22-year-old man faces trial accused of beating another man during a night out in Brighton. Sebastian Charles Edward Williams, known as Seb Williams, of Combe Lane, Bramley, Surrey, is charged with attacking Andrew Lynch. The attack is alleged to have taken place at the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:52 am

Man suspected of leaving racist graffiti on Brighton church must stay in jail until his trial

A man accused of scrawling racist graffiti on a Brighton church has been ordered to stay in prison until he is brought before a court next month. Joe Laurie Manton White, known as Joe White, of Springfield Road, Brighton, has been charged with defacing the Unitarian Church, in...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:51 am

Does your shop want to pop-up in Brighton and Hove?

A ‘pop-up’ tea room is the latest venture to benefit from a scheme to put empty shops to good use. Taj’s Tea Parlour in Brighton Square, which combines a café with creative workshops and events, is making temporary use of an empty property due to be redeveloped. It is one of a...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:28 am

Could a new West Pier feature a hotel?

Hotels, offices, tourist attractions, iconic architecture, and a village hall – all these are possiblities for a new West Pier to help it represent the “essence of Brighton” The potential for a new pier is discussed at length by the West Pier Trust in a new...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:23 am

Electrical surge leads to power cut at Hove Station

Ticket machines and information boards at Hove Station are out of order this morning following a power surge. @rozryan there has been a power surge which as outed the machines. Conductors are aware of the situation there including ticket office — SouthernRailUK (@SouthernRailUK)...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:16 am

Quirky video launches Big Allotment gardeners’ new range of pickles

Two bearded Hove gardeners who charmed viewers of the BBC’s Big Alloment Challenge have given up their day jobs to launch a company selling pickles and sauces made from their produce. Lazy gardeners Gary Murdock, 46, and Pete Taylor, 42, were sadly not triumphant on the TV...
Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 6:58 am
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