Fire crews put out burning van in Brighton

A van caught fire in Brighton yesterday lunchtime (Tuesday 23 June). Fire crews were called to tackle the blazing vehicle in Elm Grove just after 12.40pm. The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a car on fire in Brighton. “One fire...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 11:45 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign international striker

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed the Israeli international centre forward Tomer Hemed. The 28-year-old has become the club’s second signing in as many days after he agreed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Hemed joins from Almeria – the same club that Albion bought...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 7:30 pm

Brighton Wheel will go, says council, as lease will not be renewed

The lease for the Brighton Wheel will not be renewed, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. The council released a statement this afternoon (Wednesday 24 June) that said: “Brighton and Hove City Council has made clear the Brighton Wheel will not have its lease renewed and...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 7:00 pm

Brighton Wheel to appeal after planners rule out extended stay

The owner of the Brighton Wheel intends to appeal after an application to stay open for another five years was turned down by planners. The seafront attraction has temporary permission to operate at Dalton’s Bastion, by the Palace Pier, until Thursday 19 May next year. It wanted...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 6:48 pm

Brighton Wheel refused permission to stay for five more years

The Brighton Wheel has been been refused permission to stay in place for five more years. The planning application led to a confrontation between Paramount Entertainments – the owner and operator of the Wheel – and the rival i360 which is currently under construction. Temporary...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 3:31 pm

Could you knit a breast?

Keen knitters are being asked to get out their needles and create woolly boobs to help with breastfeeding training. The Sussex Community NHS Trust is appealing for people to create the Breastfeeding co-ordinator Clare Jones said: “We use them in teaching mum when...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 2:37 pm

Hove superdog scales two mountains in 24 hours

Super dog Agua is back home after climbing two mountains in just 24 hours to raise money for charity. The rescue dog from Hove accompanied his owner Ian Hallworth who was attempting the Three Peaks Challenge over the weekend. They hoped to climb the three highest peaks in the ...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 1:43 pm

From ballot box to downward dog – Green candidate Davy Jones shakes off election stress with yoga festival

A Brighton election candidate is swapping politics for poses by organising the second Brighton Yoga Festival. Davy Jones was defeated when he stood as the Green Party candidate for Brighton Kemptown in May’s general election by sitting Conservative MP Simon Kirby. But he is...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 1:37 pm

Kite flyers warned of overhead power line dangers

Kite flyers preparing to take part in next month’s Brighton Kite Festival are being urged to be aware of overhead power lines. UK Power Networks, the company that runs the electricity network across London, the South East and East of England, is warning of the dangers in...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 1:22 pm

Veterans invited to join Armed Forces Day parade

Veterans are being encouraged to join in an Armed Forces Day parade in Brighton on Saturday June 27. Anyone who has been in the services is welcome to take part in the parade of veterans and cadets taking place in New Road at 11am. Those wishing to join the parade should gather...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015 at 1:06 pm
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