Electrical storm lights up skies off Brighton coast

A lightning storm off the coast has been delighting spectators in Brighton and Hove tonight. The storm started at about 8pm, and as there was no accompanying rain over the land, many people assumed it was fireworks. But those who ventured down to the coast saw that it was in fact...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 7:48 pm

Work can start on Brighton Hippodrome after Pickles rules out public inquiry

Work is expected to start in the coming months on converting the Hippodrome in Brighton into an eight-screen cinema and restaurant complex. The last major planning obstacle has been cleared after the government ruled out holding a public inquiry. Communities and Local Government...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 4:40 pm

Man robbed after leaving all-night diner

Police are today appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old was robbed by a man who offered to share a taxi with him in Brighton. The victim left the Market Diner and began walking towards Pavilion Gardens in the early hours of Sunday (14 September) when he met the man. They...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 4:21 pm

Three more days of bin strikes announced

The city is bracing itself for three more day-long bin strikes starting next week after pay talks once again broke down. The GMB,which represents many CityClean staff, today met with Brighton and Hove City Council officers in the latest round of pay talks which centre on how much...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 3:44 pm

Missing man may be in Brighton

A missing man may be in Brighton, according to police. Desmond Carr, 55, was reported missing at about 5pm yesterday (Thursday 18 September) by a member of his family and police said that they were growing concerned for his welfare. Mr Carr comes from Ewell, in Surrey, but has...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 2:34 pm

Saltdean Lido was ‘too shabby’ for Royal Mail seaside stamps

Saltdean Lido was briefly considered as a candidate for this year’s set of British seaside stamps – but the Royal Mail eventually decided the art deco swimming pool was a bit too run down. The Palace Pier in Brighton’s helter skelter has a starring role on one...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 2:30 pm

Brighton peer quizzes Boris Johnson about secret trawl of journalist’s phone records

Brighton peer Jenny Jones has asked London mayor Boris Johnson about a secret trawl of a journalist’s phone records. Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, the first Green member of the House of Lords, asked the question in her capacity as a member of the Greater London Assembly. Part of...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 2:10 pm

Brighton Charleston video proves a hit

A video of dancers doing the Charleston in some well-loved Brighton locations is doing the rounds. To be honest, we’re not entirely sure what it’s in aid for, but it seems to be proving popular so here it is: Update: It seems the video is part of a global project...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 2:04 pm

Brighton teenager in four-hour rooftop stand-off admits wasting police time

A Brighton teenager admitted wasting police time after a four-hour rooftop stand-off. Jordan Rudwick, 19, from North Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 19 September). The jobless youngster climbed on to the...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 1:34 pm

Further delays to reopening of St Luke’s swimming pool

Swimmers eager to return to the storm-damaged St Luke’s swimming pool will have to wait another month after yet more delays to the repair work. The Victorian pool’s roof was badly damaged in the January storms, and the building has been closed ever since. The repair...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 1:29 pm
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