Lack of hand towels and soap knocks stars off Lion and Lobster’s hygiene rating

A popular Brighton pub has been given a poor food hygiene rating after a surprise inspection last month. The Lion and Lobster in Sillwood Street, which was sold to a London pub chain last year for a record £4.5million, was given two stars by Brighton and Hove City Council after...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 2:06 pm

City bee swarms soar as balmy weather hits Brighton and Hove

A Hove bee keeper who rehomes stray swarms says he has picked up more this year than ever before, a trend he attributes to the warm weather. Micklemus Blackman was on the streets of Brighton again yesterday when he came to the rescue of a swarm hoping to make a home in a communal...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 1:30 pm

Delays on Lewes Road after car breaks down

Traffic has been delayed on the Lewes Road this afternoon after a car broke down opposite the University of Brighton. Sussex Police has put a contraflow in place while the owner of the white car which has been blocking the lane since 12.30pm waits for it to be recovered. However,...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 1:17 pm

Uncover Brighton Mainline’s history as you travel along it with new podcast

Not many people will know that there are 11 million bricks beneath them as they travel over the Balcombe Viaduct or that Gatwick Airport Station predates the airport itself. Delving into the history of the Brighton Mainline, Southern’s first heritage podcast explores interesting...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 12:36 pm

Silicon Beach shored up with new Brighton Digital Exchange

It may just look like a row of boxes filled with wires and flashing lights – but Brighton’s new £740k Digital Exchange is set to help the city build on its reputation as the UK’s Silicon Beach.   Thought to be the first facility of its kind in the UK...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 12:31 pm

Fringe speaker is the main attraction at Brighton business breakfast

One of the leading figures in the arts world in Brighton will share some of the secrets of his success at a business breakfast next month. Julian Caddy, managing director of the Brighton Fringe, has been at the helm for almost four years. During his tenure ticket sales and...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 12:24 pm

Brighton firefighters tackle basement blaze

Firefighters from Brighton put out a blaze in a basement in Western Road yesterday morning (Wednesday 15 July). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that crews were called to reports of a fire in a basement level air conditioning unit at the Brighton property just after...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 11:38 am

Six former Brighton and Hove councillors to become aldermen

Six former members of Brighton and Hove City Council are to be made honorary aldermen at a special council meeting this afternoon (Thursday 16 July). Five of the six politicians being honoured retired at the local elections in May while the sixth became a member of the Older...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 4:30 am

Owner of Brighton’s ugliest building turns to the neighbours for help

The owner of Anston House – regarded by some as Brighton’s ugliest building – are to ask the site’s neighbours for help as plans for its future are shaped. Property group First Base bought the Preston Road site from receivership and is working with Hyde Housing and architects...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015 at 12:28 am