Brighton Hippodrome’s new owners to spend six months working with campaigners on venue’s future

The Hippodrome has been bought by Britain’s biggest owner and operator of live music and night club venues. The new owner, the Academy Music Group, has agreed to work with campaigners and Brighton and Hove City Council on a viability study for six months until December. The move...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 10:40 pm

Online ‘Brighton student’ jailed for sex offences against nine schoolboys

A man posed as a young woman moving to Brighton to trick schoolboys in the area into sending him compromising photographs. Michael Cole, 30, unemployed, then blackmailed the boys – aged 13 to 15 years old – to send more pictures. He even lured one of his online victims to come to...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 8:22 pm

More Brighton drivers charged with drink-driving

Four more drivers have been charged with drink-driving by Brighton police as part of the force’s summer crackdown. Mark Griffin, 27, was arrested at 1.55am on 17 June in Wilson Avenue, Brighton, after he was reported to be speeding. Griffin, of Robin Davis Close, Brighton,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 11:50 am

Drunk man injured after tombstoning from Palace Pier

WITH VIDEO: A young man was injured after drunkenly jumping with his friend from Brighton’s Palace Pier at low tide on Saturday night. The RNLI Brighton lifeboat was scrambled to rescue the pair after they jumped at 8.38pm and had difficulty reaching a safe point. When the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 11:08 am

Search for mystery Brighton photographer who snapped the moment couple got engaged

A couple who got engaged on Brighton Bandstand are now searching for the photographer who captured the moment the question was popped. Adam Burrage got down on bended knee to ask his girlfriend Jen to marry him at about 7.30pm on Thursday, June 4. A passing photographer took some...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 10:55 am

Business community reacts to departure of Brighton and Hove council chief

Members of the business community have been giving their reactions to the departure of Brighton and Hove City Council chief executive Penny Thompson. Local development consultant Ed Allison-Wright said: “Elected members should be urged to limit any delay in the appointment of a...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 4:39 am

Children’s services in Brighton and Hove ‘require improvement’ say inspectors

Official watchdog Ofsted has published a report today (Monday 22 June) which said: “Children’s services in Brighton and Hove require improvement to be good. “There are no widespread or serious failures that create or leave children being harmed or at risk of harm. “However, the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 4:17 am

Watchdog rates Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board as ‘good’

A Brighton and Hove organisation with responsibility for helping to keep children safe has been rated “good” by Ofsted. The Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) won praise from the Ofsted inspectors. In their report they said: “The arrangements in place to...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 3:36 am

Dozens gather to remember Waterloo hero in Hove churchyard

About a hundred people gathered to remember a veteran of Waterloo in a Hove churchyard on the 200th anniversary of the Battle. They took part in a service of remembrance outside St Andrew’s Church, in Church Road, Hove, where Lieutenant-General James Webber Smith is buried. The...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 2:53 am

Brighton and Hove Chamber hosts debate on trade-off between building design and profit

The trade-off between design and profit was the subject of a debate at a Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce event last week. The Construction Voice debate, chaired by former BBC journalist Miranda Birch, focused on “the balancing act that is design v viability in Brighton and...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015 at 2:05 am
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