Hove pub reopens with new name and owner

A Hove pub has reopened with a new name, a new owner and a new focus. The Urchin – previously the Belfast and more recently the Bell – has a shellfish menu, an array of craft beers and a stock of locally distilled Brighton Gin. The pub, in Belfast Street, Hove, welcomed...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 9:32 pm

Prime Minister sets out welfare reform plans in speech in Hove

Prime Minister David Cameron spelt out his plans for further welfare reform in a speech in Hove this morning (Tuesday 17 February). The constituency is one of the key battlegrounds for the Conservatives and Labour. And both parties have wrestled with how to bring down the huge...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 4:15 pm

Can you help break world pancake flipping record?

Brighton pancake restaurant The Creperie is today hosting a world record breaking attempt of pancake tosses in one minute. Members of the public are invited to attempt to break the record currently held by fast flipping Australian celebrity chef Brad Jolly, who rocked up 140...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 3:02 pm

Hundreds of readers borrow 50 Shades of Grey from Brighton and Hove libraries

Hundreds of people have borrowed 50 Shades of Grey from the city’s libraries since it was first published four years ago. A freedom of information request reveals that 635 people have borrowed the sadomasochistic romance from Brighton and Hove Libraries – and another...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 2:56 pm

Robber threatens mobile phone shop staff with large kitchen knife

Police have released this CCTV image of a man they are looking for in connection with a robbery at a Brighton phone shop. A man went into The Phone Surgery in Trafalgar Street, at 3pm on Tuesday 10 February and asked about buying a mobile phone. He asked to look at an iPhone 4s...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 2:38 pm

Labour vows to halt Valley Gardens plans if elected

Ambitious plans to rework the main road through Valley Gardens will be halted if Labour is elected to run Brighton and Hove City Council. The local Labour party this week pledged to suspend and review all Green-initiated transport schemes, including the Viaduct Road trial, if it...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 2:23 pm

Firefighters due to strike again next week

Firefighters are due to resume their strike action next week in an ongoing row over pensions. A 24-hour strike will begin at 7am on Wednesday, 25 February until 7am the following day. Members of the public are being reminded that this means fewer crews will be on duty across...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 2:12 pm

Plans to save Eaton Place surgery collapse

A holistic health centre’s plans to keep the Eaton Place GP surgery open have failed after running out of time. The Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre was set to step in to keep the surgery open after its two current partners, Malcolm Stalker and Robert Mockett, retire at...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 1:24 pm

Brighton and Hove buses vows to protect subsidised routes

Brighton and Hove Buses has vowed to do all it to keep bus services running should their subsidies be slashed in this year’s budget. Subsidies for some evening, weekend, Sunday and public holiday services on the 21, 21A, 21B, 38A, 81A and 84 routes are set to go next year...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 12:51 pm

Brighton flat catches fire

Firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were sent to deal with a first-floor flat fire in Brighton last night. Three crews were mobilised and tackled the accidental fire wearing breathing apparatus and used one hose reel jet at the property in Preston Drove at...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 12:27 pm
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