Brighton Council tries to ban flesh-revealing bathing suits – in 1898

The proposed ban on smoking on Brighton beach has created a flurry of headlines – but this is not the first time the council has moved to ban a popular pastime from the city’s shores. This Pathe video, shot in 1898, features young women showing off the latest bathing...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 3:13 pm

Albion’s football-loving copper misses out on the action to keep fans safe

As the Albion’s footballers run on to the pitch for the opening fixture of the new season against Nottingham Forest on Friday evening, PC Darren Balkham will reflect on a very busy ‘close’ season of planning football policing operations in Sussex and Surrey....
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 3:04 pm

Visitors to Palace Pier soar as other city attractions lose out

Visitors to Brighton’s Palace Pier increased by 12.5% last year, making it once again England’s most-visited free attraction outside London. Figures published by Visit England today show an estimated 4.5m visited the Victorian pier in 2014, up from 4m in 2013 and...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 3:00 pm

Wood Store leaves Circus Street for new home as development gets underway

The last of the old Circus Street market’s tenants has now moved out, clearing the way for it to be knocked down and replaced with a major University of Brighton development The Wood Store closed its Circus Street doors for the last time on Saturday, but will be opening its...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 2:53 pm

Brighton and Hove buses to trial two door buses to speed up journeys

Two-door buses are being considered for the busy number 1 route from Whitehawk to Mile Oak in a bid to speed up journey times. Brighton and Hove Buses say two doors could shave minutes off the journey, as passengers would not have to wait for others to get off before they can hop...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 2:13 pm

Brighton bride and groom wow guests with first wedding breakdance

For a couple who met at the University of Sussex’s breakdancing club, there’s was only ever one option for the first wedding dance – and Jasmin Carcary and Ben Barnicoat certainly did it in style. After the bride and groom tied the knot near Ben’s family...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 1:05 pm

Multi-million refurb sees Gardner Arts Centre transformed into Attenborough Centre

The University of Sussex has this week announced the completion of building works on the newly renovated Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. The multi-million pound refurbishment of the Grade II* listed building creates a world class, contemporary arts space. The public...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 11:59 am

Dettori poised for Brighton ride

Celebrity jockey Frankie Dettori is expected to make a rare appearance at Brighton races this Friday. The former champion jockey and media personality is expected to ride Aledaid in the ‘Harry Bloom Memorial Brighton Bullett’ over five furlongs. Bloom was the late...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015 at 9:30 am
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