Postal vote boom helps lift turnout in Brighton and Hove

The number of postal voters has risen by more than a quarter in the three parliamentary constituencies in Brighton and Hove. The increase – from 30,304 at the last general election in 2010 to 38,060 for today’s elections – has helped to lift voter turnout today (Thursday 7 May)....
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 10:13 pm

Brighton and Hove’s first micropub enjoys major success over first weekend

Brighton and Hove’s first micropub – the Watchmaker’s Arms – enjoyed a successful opening weekend, with a queue at the door before it had even opened. The old-fashioned pub with the light and airy interior has been set up by two Hove couples, Dave and Ali White and Rick and Ruth...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 9:50 pm

Brighton and Hove goes to the polls: Election 2015

Months of hard campaiging are finally coming to an end as Brighton and Hove casts its vote in the 2015 election. The polling stations will close shortly, at 10pm, and then the candidates in the three parliamentary constituencies will face a wait of several hours for the results....
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 9:38 pm

Man charged with Brighton medium’s murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a Brighton medium who was stabbed to death in his Brighton flat. Star Randel-Hanson, 49, unemployed, of Tyson Place, Grosvenor Street, Brighton, has been charged with the murder of Derek Marney, 70, at the latter’s flat in Vernon...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 8:33 pm

Gelato chain eyes up West Street for new Brighton cafe

A south coast gelato chain is hoping to open an ice cream parlour in West Street. Sprinkles Gelato, which has branches in Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth, has applied to turn Atlas Chambers, which formerly housed a finance company, into a cafe. The application form says...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:53 pm

Homeless camp moves again to escape troublemakers

A homeless camp which set up earlier this month on the Old Steine has now relocated to escape a small group of troublemakers. The camp first started after the Homelessness March on Wednesday, April 15, and stayed at the Old Steine for three days until being moved on by police. It...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:18 pm

Brighton man wanted for to recall to prison

A 45-year-old Brighton man is wanted for recall to prison. Sussex Police said that officers were trying to trace Darren Hogarth, 45, of North Road, Brighton. Hogarth, who used to live in Stapley Road, Hove, is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:18 pm

Fresh application for Lewes Road student flats

Developers have made a fresh bid to build a multi-storey block of student housing on a hand car wash at the Vogue Gyratory. McLaren’s plans to build 65 flats in a five-storey block at 119 Lewes Road were unanimously rejected by Brighton and Hove City Council’s...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:17 pm

Broken Western Road manhole cover pierces pedestrian’s trainer

A broken metal trim on a manhole cover in Western Road pierced a pedestrian’s leather trainer. The cover, outside the Sainsbury’s Local opposite the junction with Preston Street, was reported to Brighton and Hove City Council on Monday via the FixMyStreet website. The...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:13 pm

Missing Portslade girl found safe and well

A missing girl from Portslade has been safe and well. Clara Collins, 15, went missing from her home on Friday 24 April and Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help to find her last Thursday (30 April). The force said: “Missing Portslade girl Clara Collins, 15, has been found...
Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:09 pm
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