Hove call centre thought to be making 6m nuisance calls a day raided

A call centre in Hove thought to be responsible for making millions of nuisance calls was raided today.  The Information Commisioners Office says the business is believed to be using automatic dialling technology to make four to six million recorded telephone calls a day...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 11:28 pm

Brighton and Hove playworkers are best in UK

The Brighton and Hove Playbus team that reaches out to children across the city bringing fun, games and play has won a national award. The five-strong team has won the National Award for Best Playwork Team 2015 beating a 5-strong shortlist of contenders for the coveted prize. The...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 2:53 pm

More Brighton and Hove plantpots to be placed in the street to reduce speeds

More plantpots are to be placed in a Hove road following a controversial trial in Viaduct Road, Brighton, which has seen average speeds plummet. But the planters due to be placed in Waterloo Street will not act as chicanes, but instead be placed in line with parked cars....
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 11:11 am

Conference centre plans for run-down Brighton side street

The owner of a dilapidated building currently home to the Brighton Arts Club plans to knock it down and replace it with a conference centre. Developer James Watts has secured planning permission to demolish the former Hi Fi Lounge nightclub in Providence Place and build a four...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 10:56 am

Landlord stumbles upon dead body while showing students house

A Brighton landlord made a grim discovery when showing a group of students round his house. As the man showed the group around the property in Vere Road, Brighton, they found the body of one of the current tenants, 23-year-old Trevor Munyanyi. The discovery at 1pm on Friday last...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 10:19 am

Brighton and Hove council team recognised for driving economic growth

The growth in jobs and the local economy earned a team of Brighton and Hove City Council officials a prize at an awards ceremony last night (Wednesday 11 March). The team picked up the prize for “driving growth” at the LGC Awards, having been on a shortlist of ten. Nick Golding,...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 10:13 am

Stolen moped set on fire at Preston Park velodrome

A moped was stolen last night and set on fire at the Preston Park Velodrome. Firefighters were called to the blaze at 8.41pm and a crew from Hove used a hose reel to put out the fire. Sussex Police have now appealed for anyone who knows about the theft to come forward. A...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 9:16 am

Tumble dryer fire ‘destroys’ Saltdean bungalow

A man suffered smoke inhalation after his tumble dryer caught fire and spread to the roof at his bungalow in Saltdean. Longridge Avenue was closed to traffic while the blaze was contained. The home is reportedly gutted, but neighbours are said to have rallied round to help the...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 9:12 am

Interim college chief offers reassurance to Brighton staff and students

The interim principal and chief executive of City College Brighton and Hove has offered reassurance to staff, students and parents. Monica Box, who turns 65 this month, said that the college had not had good enough control of its finances. But now, she said, it had a financial...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 7:48 am

Teenage boy’s bag of chemicals leads to bomb scare at Brighton Station

A Peacehaven teenager has been arrested after a security alert at Brighton Station this morning. Police had first tried to make contact with the 17-year-old boy yesterday evening after concern was expressed about his welfare, and possible harmful chemicals in his possession. He...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 7:46 am