Choux stopper for Brighton baker Kate

Brighton baker Kate Henry needed to shine after narrowly escaping the chop in last week’s episode of the Great British Bake Off. Fortunately the mother-of-one was star baker during pies and tarts week so pastry should be a breeze. “Delighted to be back again,” she said at the...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 9:24 pm

Planners approve £100m scheme for student flats on old Brighton market site

A £100 million scheme to build 450 student bedsits and 142 flats on the site of the old fruit and veg market in Circus Street, Brighton, has been approved. The site will also include a seven-storey office building, a dance studio and teaching space for Brighton University,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 3:51 pm

Hundreds of Brighton teens caught using fake ID to get into nightclubs

More than 220 forms of fake ID have been seized by four Brighton bars and nightclubs in just three months following the installation of ID scanners. Door staff have noticed a surge in the number of underage teens trying to smuggle their way into venues after the scanners were...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 1:50 pm

Suspended housing boss Jugal Sharma quizzed over £18m fraud allegations

A housing boss suspended by Brighton and Hove City Council has today been questioned by police investigating allegations of an £18m contracts fraud. Head of housing Jugal Sharma, 53, was interviewed under caution by appointment at Brighton custody centre. He has since left and...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 1:35 pm

Tree campaigner pleads with Brighton College to save rare elm tree

A green campaigner and prospective councillor is calling on planners to turn down Brighton College’s application to expand because they would lead to the felling of a rare elm tree. Tom Druitt, who helped save another elm at Seven Dials by living in it for two days, wrote...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 1:18 pm

City’s youngest planning campaigner braces herself for ‘futuristic mess’

A Brighton schoolgirl is fearing the worst this afternoon as a decision is made on ambitious plans to transform the old fruit and vegetable market on Circus Street. Developers Cathedral have applied for permission to tear down the market and replace it with several multi-storey...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 1:04 pm

Cars parked on Brighton and Hove pavements to be ticketed in clampdown

Drivers who park on pavements and verges near schools, putting children’s safety at risk, could receive on-the-spot fines. Brighton and Hove City Council is about to start the second phase of its “multi-agency initiative to target inconsiderate driving in areas around four city...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 12:42 pm

100,000 took to Brighton’s streets for the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain’s visit to Brighton has been hailed a ‘massive success’, by the city council, which estimates 100,000 people took to the streets to watch. The seventh stage of the international cycle race finished on Brighton seafront on Saturday afternoon (September 13),...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 11:40 am

March for England to skip Brighton next year – but return in 2016

The organisers of the annual March for England say they are going to hold the controversial event up north next year – but have vowed to return here in 2016. The annual march, which for the past few years has been held in Brighton on the weekend closest to St George’s...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 11:11 am

Brighton and Hove shop vacancy rate falls to lowest level since start of recession

The shop vacancy rate in Brighton and Hove has fallen to its lowest level since the recession started, according to Brighton and Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat. He wrote about the subject in his weekly column in Latest magazine, published yesterday (Tuesday 16 September)....
Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 10:59 am
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