Fly-tipping soars following roll-out of communal recycling bins

The amount of fly-tipping in Brighton and Hove has almost doubled following the rollout of communal recycling bins last year. Figures obtained by Brighton and Hove News show that in 2014, when most of the bins were introduced, 3,506 fly-tipping reports were made to the council,...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 5:26 pm

Kingsway petrol station closes

A Hove petrol station has closed down because the cost of upgrading it was not worth the investment. The Co-op store and Texaco garage closed down on May 9 having only recently reopened after a lorry drove into it, damaging the canopy. A spokesperson for The Co-operative Group...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 4:29 pm

Heavily pregnant woman kicked in the head on Brighton seafront

Police in Brighton are searching for 25-year old Jamie Paris, who they wish to interview about an attack on a pregnant woman known to him outside a seafront bar. Shortly after 4am on Tuesday 7 April, the 27-year old heavily pregnant local woman had just left Volks Tavern in...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 4:19 pm

Wetherspoon’s bid to open pub in old London Road Co-Op refused

Pub giant J D Wetherspoon’s plans to open a branch in the old London Road Co-Op have been turned down by planning officers. Head of planning Martin Randall refused the application on the grounds it would be a loss of retail space and would create a noise nuisance. The pub...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 4:14 pm

New rail strike announced

Two new rail strike have been announced by the RMT which look set to disrupt travel over five days next week and the week after. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union have instructed their members not to work from 5pm next Thursday for 24 hours, then for 48 hours from...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 3:27 pm

Brighton housing chief slams extension of Right to Buy

The head of Brighton Housing Trust says plans to extend Right to Buy to housing associations could spell disaster for tenants. The government yesterday announced its intention to allow the UK’s 1.3million housing association tenants to buy their homes at discounts of 35% of...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 2:36 pm

Government calls weekly meetings to tackle Brighton main line woes

The government is to hold weekly meetings with Brighton main line rail operators, Network Rail and passengers to improve city commuters’ journey to work. The pledge was made by rail minister Claire Perry at a meeting with city MPs yesterday. Labour’s Peter Kyle, on...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 1:33 pm

Teenage girl groped in broad daylight as she walks along busy Brighton road

Police are investigating an incident outside the H&M clothes shop in Western Road, Brighton, in which a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. The incident occurred at about 3.30pm on Saturday, 16 May, when the victim and her companion, another girl aged 15, were walking...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 12:36 pm

Planning officers say Brighton Wheel’s extension should be granted

The Brighton Wheel’s bid to stay open for another five years has been given a boost after planning officers recommend it be granted. The application will be decided by Brighton and Hove’s new planning committee on Wednesday. The council has received 25 letters...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 11:30 am

Public inquiry into Falmer campus plans announced

A public inquiry to decide whether the University of Sussex’s plans to extend the Falmer campus should be approved or not is to be held in October. The £500m plans for 4,000 student bedsits and modern academic facilities, in some cases replacing 1960s buildings, were turned down...
Posted On 28 May 2015 at 10:27 am