Speeds on Viaduct Road drop by 20mph in first week of planter experiment

Cars driving along Viaduct Road after a controversial trial involving plant pot chicanes are travelling about 20mph slower than before. The pots were placed in the busy road, which forms part of one of the city’s main arterial routes, on Monday. The trial followed a drive...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 7:51 pm

Albion defender joins Dartford on loan

Brighton & Hove Albion under-21 defender Tom Dallison has joined Conference side Dartford on an initial one-month loan deal. The centre-back, who joined Albion from Arsenal in October 2013, will go straight into the squad for Dartford’s relegation six-pointer against Telford...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 7:17 pm

Council reconsiders ban on Brighton poledancer

A Brighton poledancer who was told she couldn’t join a city sports festival can now take part after the council reviewed its position. Chloe Anderson, who runs pole fitness school Passion 4 Pole, was told her application to join this years Take Part festival was being...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 6:50 pm

Brighton hospital support staff raise patient safety fears

Porters, cleaners and housekeepers working for Sodexo at the Royal Sussex Hospital are considering industrial action over safety fears. The GMB union says building works, lack of equipment and staff shortages are posing serious challenges to transporting patients and cleaning...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 6:19 pm

Fatboy Slim warned about ‘dead body’ buried by his Big Beach Cafe

It’s been a mixed week for Norman Cook. On Wednesday, he was given a top honour from his alma mater the University of Brighton. Mr Cook, better known as DJ and music producer Fatboy Slim, was awarded the university’s Alumnus Award 2015 for his major contribution to the...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 5:58 pm

£8m Valley Gardens funding set to be approved

Plans for a comprehensive re-working of road layouts through Valley Gardens is set to clear their final hurdle when £8m of government funding is approved next week. The Local Transport Board (LTB) is expected to release the money for the council’s Valley Gardens project at a...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 4:45 pm

Brighton restaurant dismisses bad hygiene rating

A new Brighton restaurant says its bad hygiene rating is down to the inspection being carried out before it had put proper procedures in place. Da Vinci restaurant in London Road was inspected on 12 January – two weeks after it opened for business. It scored just one star,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 4:21 pm

Green-tiled pubs, bollards and vintage petrol pumps set to get city protection

Brighton and Hove’s green-tiled pubs, early petrol pumps, boundary stones and bollards are set to be added to a list of the city’s historically important landmarks and spaces. The city council is seeking public feedback on a draft list of heritage assets proposed for...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015 at 9:11 am