Last chance to vote for who you’d like to see on the front of a Brighton and Hove bus

A public vote to decide which new names should be featured on the front of Brighton and Hove’s buses closes today. The bus company asked the public to submit nominations for 24 new Coaster buses soon to be introduced on service 12. It has already selected fifteen names from...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 6:14 pm

Brighton murderer who killed again should not have been let out of prison

The man who murdered a Brighton barman should not have been allowed out of prison to kill again. An official report said that the release of Ian McLoughlin, 56, on a temporary licence was inappropriate and had catastrophic consequences. The report’s author, chief inspector of...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 4:35 pm

Campaigners hold benefit sanctions protest

Protesters waved placards and unfurled a banner in protest at benefit sanctions outside the Brighton job centre. The demo, organised by Brighton Benefits Campaign, Brighton Unemployed Workers Centre (Hollingdean) and Unite Community, was part of the National Day of Action against...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 4:32 pm

Walkabout returns to West Street

Australian-themed bar The Walkabout is to return to its old Brighton home five years after leaving. The chain left its West Street premises, currently home to Bedrock, in 2010, because the rental price was too high to make it commercially viable But it has now bought the site,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 4:16 pm

Drink driver banned after crashing into parked cars

A Brighton man has been fined and banned from driving for a year after crashing his car into parked vehicles while over the limit. Tony Graham, 48, was arrested at 2.30am on 20 December in Whitehawk Road, Brighton, after he crashed his car into parked vehicles. Graham, of...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 4:04 pm

Crash closes Brighton city centre road

A city centre road has been closed today following a crash. A car crashed into a bollard in Portland Street, off North Street in Brighton. just after 2pm. A police spokesman said: “The man driving the car, who was the sole occupant, was unhurt. No other vehicle or person...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 3:09 pm

Big Beach Clean Up to hit Hove seafront

Tidy-minded volunteers are being sought for the fourth annual Big Beach Clean Up on Hove beach. The event, organised by Marks & Spencer, will take place on Wednesday, 13 May from 10am onwards. Residents, businesses, students and societies are all invited to take part. Matthew...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 3:05 pm

Conservatives set out manifesto promises for Brighton and Hove

The Conservatives have spelt out their local election manifesto promises for Brighton and Hove. The 20-page manifesto document is called A Common Sense Council for Brighton, Hove and Portslade. It pledges to bring back a reliable refuse and recycling service by putting the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 3:05 pm

Jewellery thieves spark ‘marathon’ chase through Hove streets and gardens

A Hove jeweller aided by two members of the public chased two thieves for more than an hour through the streets and gardens of Hove yesterday lunchtime. Simon Cooper, of Coopers Jewellers in George Street, was joined by Robert Nemeth and a mystery driver who searched the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 2:44 pm

Plastic, paper, cans – and sofas?

An optimistic householder has apparently decided to test the council’s kerbside collection service to its limit – by putting a sofa in his black recycling box. The odd sight was spotted by local journalist Mike Ward, who posted it on Twitter. He joked: “I hate...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 1:46 pm
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