Brighton beer business aims to raise £80k from crowdfunding

A business that delivers beer to Brighton workplaces is trying to raise £80,000 to expand through crowdfunding. Desk Beers supplies between 1,200 and 1,500 bottles of craft beer a week to offices in Brighton and London and wants to spread to other towns and cities. It also wants...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 7:46 am

Brighton and Hove housing chief flags up progress as Empty Homes Week starts

Almost 2,000 homes have been brought back into use in Brighton and Hove since 2001, the council’s housing chief said yesterday (Monday 1 December). Councillor Bill Randall highlighted the figure at the start of National Empty Homes Week. He said that the council’s Empty Property...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 7:01 am

Brighton MP says A27 funding will ease coast road congestion

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby said that plans to improve the A27 will help ease congestion on the A259 coast road. Mr Kirby was speaking after the government announced funding of about £350 million to improve the A27 east of Lewes, in Lancing and Worthing and by building a...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 6:00 am

Brighton and Hove children’s chief spells out challenges ahead

Four more years of cuts to come will mean extra challenges for the team looking after children in care in Brighton and Hove. Hard choices lie ahead for those charged with caring for children in Brighton and Hove and keeping them safe. The death of Baby P in London and the...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 5:20 am

Brighton drugs gang jailed for more than 50 years

A drugs gang with a base in the heart of Brighton has been sentenced to more than 50 years in prison. The gang ran drugs between Liverpool and Brighton and were under investigation for almost a year. The final five members of the gang were sentenced at Hove Crown Court yesterday...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 3:04 am

Brighton fire crews tackle two kitchen blazes

Fire crews from Brighton tackled a blaze in a third-floor kitchen in the small hours at the weekend. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that crews from Preston Circus and Roedean in Brighton dealt with the fire. The firefighters were called out at just after 4.30am on...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 1:41 am

Brighton restaurant owner sells up

The owner of three Brighton restaurants has sold up, banking a £400 million profit on the sale of the overall business. Venture capital firm Cinven sold two chains – Ask and Zizzi – both of which have a presence in Brighton. Ask has an outlet in Ship Street while Zizzi is in...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014 at 1:12 am
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