Hove babysitter chases burglars away

A young woman babysitting in a Hove house chased away two burglars after discovering them in the hallway rifling through a handbag. The burglary happened in Rutland Gardens, Hove, at about 11.20pm on Saturday, 28 March while the occupants were out for the evening and the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 8:44 pm

Battle of Brighton’s Lanes heats up

Brighton is being asked to decide between sacrificing North Street’s oldest building or losing the chance to open up The Lanes and with them a historical cottage which has lain hidden for 150 years. Developer RBS has applied for permission to knock down newly-listed North...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 8:30 pm

Second branch of Brighton and Hove nursery closes after damning Ofsted

The second branch of Brighton and Hove nursery chain Little Oaks has closed after being rated inadequate by Ofsted. The Islingword Road site was given the disastrous report after an inspection in November last year – and a further spot check in January found it was still...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 8:00 pm

Brighton curry house gets zero star hygiene rating

A Brighton curry house has been told to make urgent improvements after being given a zero star hygiene rating by a council inspector. Raj Pavilion in Preston Road was found to have bad hygiene and structural compliance. The Brighton and Hove City Council inspector also said she...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 6:08 pm

Travellers set up camp on seafront just days before marathon

Travellers have arrived at Black Rock this week, just days before the Brighton Marathon is due to take place. A handful of caravans arrived yesterday evening at about 6.45pm, and police and council officers made a site visit this morning. A spokesman for the marathon said...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 4:46 pm

Competition to design new plantpots for Preston Circus “pocket square”

A competition has been launched to design planters for a new “pocket square” outside the Duke of York’s cinema. The plantpots which once stood outside the cinema are currently calming traffic as part of a controversial trial in Viaduct Road. Now, Brighton and...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 1:04 pm

Missing cat found in Brighton yard after 50-mile trip back home

A cat who had been missing for 18 months was found in a Brighton yard after travelling 50 miles to get back home. Spider’s owners had moved from Brighton to Bermondsey when he went missing, and were ‘ecstatic’ to be reunited with him after so long. He was found...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 9:19 am

Shopmobility launches two new hire sites

People who need a little help getting round the shops no longer need to travel to Churchill Square to hire a mobility scooter. The Brighton and Hove Shopmobility scheme this week started allowing people to pick up scooters from two new sites off London Road and in Kemptown. And...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 9:18 am

Albion In The Community hosts downs syndrome tournament

By Tim Hodges  Albion in the Community (AITC), Brighton and Hove Albion’s  community arm, hosted what was thought to be the biggest downs  syndrome players tournament ever staged in the south.  Teams representing Queen’s Park Rangers, Fulham,...
Posted On 02 Apr 2015 at 7:25 am