Success of flexible train ticket trial prompts Hove MP to press ministers to get on board

Flexible train tickets proved popular with commuters during a trial period, Hove Labour MP Peter Kyle said. And government ministers should give a clear commitment to make them available for all Southern passengers, he added. Mr Kyle was responding to the publication of a report...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 5:20 pm

Brighton and Hove’s Top 5 urban legends

1)  That there is a secret underground tunnel between the Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Centre or Marine Parade, suggested to have helped Charles II escape the clutches of Cromwell’s men. This is unlikely as construction of the Pavilion started in 1787 – almost...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 5:06 pm

Drink driver crashes in Brighton days after passing his test

A 27-year-old crashed his car into queueing traffic in Brighton less than a week after passing his test as he drove home drunk. Lee Dawson had been on a night out in Brighton but after losing contact with a friend he got behind the wheel. He smashed his Vauxhall Astra into two...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 3:43 pm

Council reviews mural policy

An increase in the amount of murals appearing around Brighton and Hove has prompted the city council to review how it deals with them. Brighton and Hove City Council has previously taken a hard line with unauthorised commercial murals, particularly in the city centre where it has...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 3:15 pm

Planners reject proposal to create 32 homes in Brighton

A scheme to restore two Victorian villas on a main road in Brighton and create 32 homes has been rejected by planners. The villas, in Preston Road, Brighton, and a 1950s link building, were once a children’s home and have been empty for the past three years. Housing association...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 3:00 pm

Digital sports agency more than doubles staff with move from Brighton to Hove

A sports and gambling tech company has relocated its Brighton headquarters to Hove, allowing it to increase its city workforce from 16 to 40. Chroma Sports, which also has offices in London and Sydney, has moved from Queens Park Villas in West Drive, Brighton, to the Hove...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 2:06 pm

Nick Cave’s son dies after Ovingdean cliff fall

Nick Cave’s son has died after falling from cliffs at Ovingdean Gap last night. Arthur Cave, 15, was found with life threatening injuries on the underpass having fallen from the cliff above. Members of the public carried out first aid on the boy before he was taken to the...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 12:56 pm

Snorkel with the sharks planned for Brighton Sea Life Centre

Brighton’s Sea Life Centre is planning another revamp of the listed Victorian aquarium which will allow people to swim with some of its fishy inhabitants. Surveys show that the ageing fabric of the building needs some extra attention, and so the centre has applied for...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 10:59 am

Guardian told Brighton beach interview will cost £200

The Guardian has hit back at a demand for £200 in return for permission to record on Brighton beach after a “misunderstanding” of city council filming regulations. The national newspaper says it was told it would have to stump up the cash by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 10:36 am

Hove-based YouTube star defends £7m earnings

A Hove-based YouTube star has defended his £7.4m earnings last year after a barrage of online criticism. Norwegian gamer Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, had YouTube’s most popular channel last year with more than 4bn video views and ending the year with more...
Posted On 15 Jul 2015 at 10:26 am
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