Former anti-austerity Brighton squat to be turned into free offices for local start-ups

A former branch of Barclays bank taken over by squatters who wanted to turn it into an anti-austerity “radical bank” is now being transformed into a pop-up community centre. The bank on Preston Road was briefly taken over in June by a group calling themselves the...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 5:46 pm

Barclays to close third bank branch in Brighton and Hove

Barclays is to close another branch in Brighton and Hove – the third to shut in less than a year. The bank wrote to customers of the Hangleton branch at the end of last month to say that it would shut its doors for the last time in October. The Preston Circus branch in Brighton...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 5:17 pm

Council redraws ‘dangerous’ Madeira Drive parking bays

Parking bays along Madeira Drive which were moved to avoid the crumbling terraces will have to be moved once again at a further cost of £5,000 to add to the original £10,000 bill. The bays were redrawn with a loss of 40 bays and the barricades around the terraces extended in May...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 5:01 pm

Gang attack man out for moonlight stroll on Hove seafront

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gang of youths attacked and robbed a man out for a moonlight stroll on Hove seafront, leaving him with “nasty facial injuries”. The 51-year-old victim was walking at the junction of King’s Esplanade and Medina Terrace...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 2:59 pm

Improving Southern’s Brighton mainline service a government priority

Rail minister Claire Perry has told Brighton and Hove MPs that improving Southern’s service will be her priority after they slammed its overcrowding and unreliability in parliament. Southern’s Brighton mainline service has been harshly criticised by passenger groups,...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 1:21 pm

Stomp founders honoured by Brighton University

The creators of the world famous STOMP percussion group received honorary degrees from the University of Brighton today (27 July) – and put on a mini performance using their awards scrolls and lectern as instruments. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas were given honorary Doctor...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 1:09 pm

Mill View nurse struck off after failing to flag up patient’s bomb and napalm fantasies

A Hove psychiatric nurse has been struck off after he failed to flag up one patient’s violent fantasies and suggested another patient who later killed himself was ready to be discharged. Stephen Cook denied all but one of eleven charges relating to the care of two...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 11:32 am

Brighton and Hove’s proposed smoking ban could also include outside pubs and restaurants

The proposed smoking ban in Brighton and Hove’s beaches and in parks could also be extended to the outside of pubs and restaurants. The consultation questionnaire that was published last week includes separate questions covering the outside seating areas of both types of venue....
Posted On 27 Jul 2015 at 7:58 am
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