Take a tour of the West Pier circa 1995

Recently found pictures of the West Pier from the mid 1990s provide a fascinating tour of the derelict structure. Andy Hebden took the pictures during a tour of the pier run by the West Pier Trust over the winter of ’95-96, by which time the pier was cut off from land. Andy...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 8:58 pm

Brighton pole dancer banned from council event

A Brighton pole dancer has been banned from a citywide sports festival after being told she could damage the council’s reputation. Chloe Anderson, who runs pole fitness school Passion 4 Pole, applied last year to give free lessons as part of Take Part 2015, a festival...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 8:16 pm

Mexican stand-off leaves three council tax options on the table in Brighton and Hove

A Mexican stand-off – without guns – left all three council tax options on the table when councillors met this afternoon (Thursday 12 February). The Greens want to put up council tax by 5.9 per cent, the Conservatives want to freeze the level of council tax and Labour councillors...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 6:33 pm

BBC journalist recognised at Brighton degree ceremony

The BBC journalist and news anchor Nicholas Owen was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by Brighton University today (Thursday 12 February). Mr Owen was presented with his honorary degree for his contribution to journalism and his services to charity. In his acceptance speech at...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 5:29 pm

Final chance to have your say on latest 20mph plans

A final round of consultation on extending 20mph limits in Brighton and Hove starts tomorrow. Brighton and Hove City Council will advertise the formal speed limit orders needed to extend 20mph into residential roads in additional neighbourhoods. Phase three of the council...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 3:00 pm

Big Lemon asks passengers for help improving its service

The Big Lemon is asking people in Woodingdean and Ovingdean how it can improve the number 52 bus. Since taking over the route in 2012, the bus company has extended it to Brighton and got different bus operators to accept Big Lemon tickets and vice versa. Now, it is holding public...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 2:59 pm

Less slipping and sliding for Brighton commuters

A new matwell is being installed at the entrance of Brighton Station to stop the floor getting too slippery when wet. The entrance to the station by Marks and Spencer is frequently closed in wet weather after rainwater pools on the smooth surface, making it dangerous to walk...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 2:39 pm

Brighton and Hove teenagers head to South Africa on cricket tour

Two dozen sixth formers from two Brighton and Hove schools have set off for a cricket tour in South Africa. The pupils, from the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), set off on the eight-day tour yesterday (Wednesday 11...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 1:54 pm

Thug breaks man’s jaw and whips woman with belt on Brighton seafront

A couple’s night out in Brighton ended in violence when a thug broke the man’s jaw and whipped the woman in the face with a belt. Police are seeking witnesses to the incident in Kings Road, Brighton which happened as the couple walked past the UMI hotel at around...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 8:38 am