‘Revolutionary’ bank opens first Brighton store

A bank that describes itself as revolutionary has opened its first Brighton store and is looking to open a second in the town – and another in Hove. Metro Bank opened its doors at the top of North Street and at the Clock Tower end of Western Road this morning (Friday 20...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 11:57 pm

11 things you may not know about Brighton and Hove

1) There was once an entrance to Brighton Station in Trafalgar Street. 2) A Royal Air Force Red Arrow crashed into the sea east of the Palace Pier in May 1979 during a display. 3) Bernard Youens, famed for playing Stan Ogden in Coronation Street, was born in Hove and went to...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 10:09 pm

Swinging sixties Brighton captured on film

A planner’s snapshot of 1960s Brighton including a walk through the Lanes and along the seafront can now be viewed online. They were taken by Jimmy JR James, who by the time most of these pictures were taken in 1967 was chief planner at the Ministry of Planning and Local...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 10:50 am

Peter James voted best crime writer of all time

Two Brighton authors have been included in a readers’ poll of the best crime writers of all time – with one topping the list. Peter James, whose novels featuring Brighton detective Roy Grace regularly top the bestseller list, was voted to the top spot of the WHSmith...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 10:15 am

Seven Dials repairs postponed to ease roadworks frustration

Repairs to the award-winning Seven Dials roundabout are being put on hold while roadworks around Brighton Station continue. Cracks began to appear in the kerbs at the new roundabout in October, less than a year after it opened in December 2013. However, after investigating the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 10:01 am

Woodingdean roads cordoned off after man threatens to shoot himself

Armed police were called to a flat in Woodingdean on Thursday evening (February 19) where a man claimed to have a gun and was threatening to kill himself. The 44-year-old man called from an address in Cowley Drive at 8.16pm and said that he felt suicidal and had a gun to his...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015 at 9:59 am
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