Planners reject scheme for 65 student flats at Vogue Gyratory in Brighton

A scheme to build a five-storey block of student flats on the site of a hand car wash at the Vogue Gyratory in Brighton has been rejected unanimously. The proposal for 65 self-contained studio flats included communal areas, cycle parking, a plant room and storage for rubbish and...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 6:53 pm

Robbers push 75-year-old Portslade woman to the ground

A 75-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in Portslade this morning. The woman was shopping in Boundary Road around 9.50am when she was approached by three men. One pushed her to the ground and her handbag was stolen. The men ran off north up Boundary Road. Detective Sergeant...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 6:29 pm

Could same gang of Brighton muggers have struck three times?

Police are investigating three street robberies of young men in central Brighton yesterday. The first took place in Gloucester Place, just by the North Laine pub, at about 1.30am. A 20-year-old man was walking home when three men demanded his phone, punched him in the face and...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 5:34 pm

Interim head announced for City College

An interim head for City College Brighton and Hove will step in next Wednesday following the departure of Lynn Thackway. Monica Box, who has a track record of stepping in as a temporary college head during times of change, will be joining the college as interim principal and CEO....
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 3:01 pm

North Laine residents evacuated after building collapses

Neighbours of a building which collapsed in Brighton’s North Laine this afternoon have been evacuated until it is declared safe. The fire service has now handed over the building on the corner of Over Street and Gloucester Road to Brighton and Hove City Council’s...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 2:32 pm

Two Brighton children’s centres taken out of budget cuts firing line

Two children’s centres which were facing closure under plans to merge them with larger centres are no longer at risk under revised budget plans. The original plans to merge Hollingbury & Patcham and City View centres were part of the Green administration’s...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 2:15 pm

Labour comes out in support of Brighton and Hove’s children’s centres

The Brighton and Hove Labour group today said it would table amendments to the council budget to protect the city’s at-risk children’s centres. It also said it would oppose cuts to public toilet opening times, and attempt to block its increases in council tax and...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 2:08 pm

Brighton and Hove LGBT parents in demand as foster parents

A fostering and adoption information event with a special focus on reaching out to people from the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community is being held at the Jubilee Library in Brighton tomorrow, Thursday 19 February, from 4-7pm. Staff from Brighton & Hove City...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 1:53 pm

Brighton mugger grabbed woman’s throat

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault and robbery of a 20-year old woman who was attacked near the Queens Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton, on Monday, 16 February. The victim was walking home when the attack took place at about 9.30pm. The victim was approached by a man...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 12:53 pm

New Brighton website tells city’s transgender stories

A new website featuring powerful stories is exploring what it is like to be transgender in Brighton and Hove. Brighton Trans*formed, designed by Melanie Menard, is based on QueenSpark Books’ compendium of the same name which was published in October with Heritage Lottery...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015 at 12:37 pm
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