Brighton inventor devises dual-purpose carrier bag

Brighton shoppers are being asked to road test a reusable carrier bag which transforms into a bin liner. London Road shop hiSbe is trialling Richard Simmonite’s Bag Re:Born, which as well as withstanding many trips to the shop also converts into a 60 litre bin liner or...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 8:29 pm

40 new artists houses to open this May

More than 40 new artists houses and studios will be taking part in the Artists Open Houses festival this year. The largest event of its kind in the UK, around 200 houses and studio spaces across the city open their doors in May to exhibit the work of over 1,000 artists and...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 8:02 pm

Brighton to host 10,000 capacity rugby fanzone

Brighton is to host one of the biggest fanzones outside London during the Rugby World Cup this autumn. The zone, in Madeira Drive, will allow up to 10,000 fans to watch matches on the big screen and enjoy rugby activities, food and drink and other entertainment. It will be open...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 7:53 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls sign Carayol

Albion have signed highly rated attacking midfielder Mustapha Carayol for the rest of the season on loan from Middlesbrough. Albion boss Christ Hughton said: “Mustapha was attracting a lot of interest from Championship clubs, both prior to his injury and at this current...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 5:40 pm

Seven in court on heroin dealing charges

Seven people charged with conspiracy to supply heroin appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (26 March). The charges follow arrests and seizures of drugs and cash by Sussex Police officers from Brighton in an operation on Tuesday (24 March). Lea...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 4:41 pm

Smart traffic lights and car parks on the way as part of £2m traffic scheme

Brighton & Hove City Council has secured £1.83 million to invest in improving the transport network to reduce congestion, improve road safety and enhance the management of traffic incidents. The money, awarded by the Local Transport Body of the Coast to Capital LEP, will be...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 4:18 pm

Green manifesto pledges to rejuvenate Brighton and Hove

The Green Party published its local elections manifesto – entitled Rejuvenating Our City – this morning (Thursday 26 March). Most of the party’s councillors and candidates gathered at Moshimo – the Japanese restaurant opposite Brighton Town Hall – where they were offered green...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 3:47 pm

Churchill Square to get new children’s shoe shop and health store

A shoe shop and a health store are set to open at Churchill Square Shopping Centre in Brighton this week. Schuh kids will open its doors tomorrow, and Holland & Barrett will be opening a new “concept” store on March 31. The schuh kids store will be next to their...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 3:03 pm

Bogus researcher burgles Brighton flat

A man posing as a researcher is thought to have stolen property from a flat in Bloomsbury Place, off St George’s Road, Brighton, on Monday. The suspect called at the door at 7.30am and asked the occupier a series of questions, claiming to be from a youth project Between an...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 2:56 pm

Feminist campaigners call for more women’s names on Brighton and Hove buses

A public vote to choose names to put on the front of new buses has drawn criticism from feminist campaigners for failing to feature more than three women. Brighton and Hove Bus Company asked people to nominate people they thought were worthy of the honour, and this week voting...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 1:54 pm
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