Brighton MP promoted to government whip

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has been promoted by Prime Minister David Cameron in the new Conservative government. Mr Kirby, 50, becomes a whip – one of the party managers responsible for discipline among his colleagues. He was previously parliamentary private secretary to...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 5:41 pm

Eight drivers face court charged with blue badge abuse

Eight drivers are due in court on Friday (15 May) accused of misusing disabled blue badges. The cases follow the latest round of Operation Bluebird, a crackdown by Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and Sussex Police. The defendants will appear at...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 5:39 pm

Brighton hotel garage to be converted into 18 flats

A large garage behind Brighton’s oldest hotel will be converted to housing after councillors unanimously approved the plans this afternoon. The hotel’s owners now have consent, subject to conditions, to demolish the three-storey garage fronting onto Black Lion Street. It would be...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 3:12 pm

London Road set to get its third pound shop

London Road is to get its third pound shop with the imminent opening of a Poundworld in the old Co-Op. Although the busy high street has seen a renaissance in recent years, particularly in the case of new restaurants and bars, it is still struggling to shrug off its downmarket...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 2:58 pm

Hove seagull rescued from TV aerial too badly injured to survive

A seagull which got stuck on an aerial on a roof in Hove was rescued by firefighters this morning -but sadly did not survive its injuries. A crew from Hove used its aerial ladder to free the gull from the roof in St Leonard’s Avenue, at about 9am. But the RSPCA...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 2:52 pm

Brighton student hurt in fall through skylight following campus celebrations

A Brighton student fell 20ft through a skylight at a building on Falmer campus and two more were rescued from the roof after dissertation celebrations this week. The 24-year-old and two others climbed onto the roof of the Richmond building on Boiler House Hill but then fell...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 2:49 pm

Brighton seafront hotel loses alcohol licence

A seafront hotel stripped of its alcohol licence last year following complaints from neighbours has lost an appeal and been ordered to pay £22,000 costs. Magistrates decided to uphold Brighton and Hove Council’s decision to revoke the licence of the West Beach Hotel in Kings Road...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 2:32 pm

Brighton Marina sold to health charity for £200m

Brighton Marina has been sold to a health charity for a reported £200m. The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health, announced it had bought Premier Marinas Limited (PML) from the BlackRock UK Property Fund yesterday. It will now become part...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 1:52 pm

Brighton bee expert makes UK Wildlife Power List

Professor Dave Goulson – a bumblebee expert at the University of Sussex – has been named alongside Sir David Attenborough as one of Britain’s most important conservation heroes. Professor Goulson makes the top 10 of BBC Wildlife Magazine’s ‘Wildlife Power List’, containing the 50...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 12:13 pm

Brighton jeweller who had double lung transplant in bid to climb volcano

A Brighton jeweller who underwent a double lung transplant is to climb the world’s highest active volcano to say thank-you to donors. Amanda Chalmers was born with cystic fibrosis (CF) and needed oxygen 24/7 while studying for her Higher National Diploma in Material...
Posted On 13 May 2015 at 12:03 pm
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