Hove licensee takes over Portslade pub

The landlady of a popular Hove pub has taken on a second premises, this time in Portslade. Zoe Rogers, who runs the George Payne, on the corner of Payne Avenue and Kendal Road, Hove, will also run the Whistlestop, in Station Road, Portslade. She took over the George Payne, an...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 11:51 pm

Brighton woman arrested during Christmas crackdown

A Brighton woman has been arrested after Sussex Police officers became concerned about her driving. Xingrou Chen, 20, was arrested just after 9.30pm on Monday (15 December) in Temple Gardens, Brighton. Chen, of Denmark Terrace, Brighton, was charged with driving without a licence...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 6:06 pm

A27 Brighton bypass closed after crash

The A27 Brighton bypass was closed after a lunchtime crash involving two vans and a lorry. The accident happened just before 1pm between the A23 turn-off at Patcham and where traffic joins from the A270 Lewes Road. The road was still closed eastbound more than three hours later...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 5:43 pm

Brighton and Hove charity on shortlist of two to redevelop King Alfred

Two companies have been shortlisted in the search for a developer for the King Alfred Leisure Centre site on Hove seafront. They are Bouygues Development and Crest Nicholson Regeneration. Crest Nicholson is working in partnership with the Starr Trust, a charity set up by Hove...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 5:26 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour accuse Tories of ‘giving up’ on council tax freeze

Brighton and Hove Labour accuse Tories of ‘giving up’ on council tax freezevThe Labour Party leader in Brighton and Hove has accused the Conservatives of giving up on their hopes of a council tax freeze. Councillor Warren Morgan, who leads the Labour group on Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 11:44 am

Brighton and Hove Lib Dem takes aim at Tories over council tax

A Hove Liberal Democrat candidate has criticised the Conservatives for abdicating their responsibilities in the council tax debate. Jeremy Gale, who is standing for Brighton and Hove City Council in Central Hove in the local elections next May, said that setting the budget was...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 10:29 am

Burglars steal cash and goods from Brighton charity shop

Burglars broke into a charity shop in London Road, Brighton, and stole stock and taking, Sussex Police said. The thieves broke into the British Red Cross Society’s shop between 6.30pm on Wednesday (17 December) and 8.30am yesterday (Thursday 18 December). Shocked staff, most of...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 10:10 am

Government gives Brighton and Hove £180k to tackle blue badge fraud

The government has given Brighton and Hove City Council £183,000 to tackle blue badge fraud. The money will be shared between Brighton and Hove, East Sussex County Council and Sussex Police. The funding will be used to crack down on the misuse of blue badges and free up parking...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 1:14 am

Two more Brighton drink driving suspects charged

Two more people have been charged with drink driving in Brighton as part of the annual Christmas crackdown by Sussex Police. Kim Hemingway, 46, was arrested at 6.55pm on Wednesday (17 December) after a crash in Ladies Mile Road, Brighton. Hemingway, of Carden Avenue, Brighton,...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 12:57 am

Conservatives may back council tax referendum in Brighton and Hove

Members of Brighton and Hove Conservative Party have thrown their weight behind a council tax referendum. In an exclusive article in the Brighton and Hove Independent, three local Tories make the case for letting the people decide. Those arguing for a referendum are Councillor...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014 at 12:40 am
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