Brighton and Hove granted £1.2m for Boris bikes scheme

Boris bikes are coming to Brighton and Hove after a funding agency agreed to put £1.2 million towards the start-up costs of the scheme. More than 400 bikes will be available for hire from 50 docking stations in an area stretching from Hove Station to Brighton Marina and up to the...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 9:18 pm

It’s D-day for the Rose Hill Tavern as councillors advised to grant flat plans

The fate of the Rose Hill Tavern will hang in the balance next week when councillors consider an application to turn it into flats. Campaigners were celebrating today after they were told an appeal against the 130-year-old pub being listed as an asset of community value (ACV) had...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 3:10 pm

New Horse and Groom owner’s vision for family-friendly cafe

The new owner of the Horse and Groom says he would like to turn the locally listed pub into a cafe or restaurant. The pub closed in January, and a campaign was launched to get it designated as an asset of community value, which would hold up any sale to allow the public to bid...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 2:59 pm

Brighton drugs raid net £600k worth of heroin

Brighton detectives have led a series of drugs raids resulting in 16 arrests and the seizure of £50,000 cash, together with six kilos of heroin mixed with cutting agent, with an estimated potential street value of £600.000. Yesterday afternoon, officers from the Brighton-based...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 2:32 pm

One in three Brighton and Hove businesses affected by suicide

A Brighton charity is offering businesses training in dealing with suicide as a survey suggests as many as one in three city companies have been affected in some way. Grassroots Suicide Prevention charity wants to give city staff the skills to prevent suicide and talk about its...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 1:46 pm

Brighton MPs speak at final Prime Minister’s Questions

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas both put questions to David Cameron at the final Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday 25 March). Mr Kirby was down to ask question 8 on the order paper – the daily agenda for the Commons – and Dr...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 1:30 pm

Chainsaw loggers spark neighbourhood campaign to save woodland

The felling of scores of trees on a strip of woodland between Ovingdean and Rottingdean has prompted a campaign to protect it from development. People living in Longhill Close, Ovingdean, and Elvin Crescent, Rottingdean, were aghast when loggers moved onto the woods between the...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 1:28 pm

Artists invited to submit their visions for Hove Plinth

The vision for an ever-changing art display along Hove seafront has moved one step closer with a call for scupltors to submit proposals for the Hove Plinth. The Hove Civic Society has been given money by the Arts Council and National Lottery to install a stone plinth on...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 1:03 pm

Self service shoe shop opens on Western Road

A self-service bargain shoe shop has opened in the old Top Shop store in Brighton’s Western Road today. Deichmann shoes, Europe’s biggest cobbler, has spent £440,000 doing up the shop, which has all the stock available on the shop floor. It has created 18 permanent...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 11:51 am

Collapsed Over Street house to be rebuilt

A house that partially collapsed in Brighton’s North Laine is set to be rebuilt in its original style after being stabilised. A large part of the three-storey house’s wall collapsed a month ago, leading to the evacuation of several neighbouring houses in Over Street....
Posted On 25 Mar 2015 at 11:15 am
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