New BigBelly solar bins confuse residents

By Stuart Fry Brighton and Hove’s fancy new solar powered bins look so hi-tech that many people don’t realise they’re meant for litter, residents claim. The city council installed the BigBelly bins, which crunch down waste, around the city over the summer,...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 7:53 pm

Brighton scientists invent tractor beam – turning sci fi into reality

Brighton scientists have invented a tractor beam, turning a staple of science fiction into a reality. The concept, familiar to fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, enables objects to be moved from a distance. And it could reap benefits in microcircuitry and medicine, for example,...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 5:26 pm

South coast line to be served with old toilet-free trains for foreseeable future

Passengers travelling between Portsmouth and Brighton will have to travel on the UK’s oldest electric trains still running for the foreseeable future as there are currently no plans to replace them. The Class 313 trains, which have no toilet facilities, were introduced on...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 4:55 pm

Owner of unauthorised student house makes second attempt to get permission

The owners of a Brighton house who moved in students after being told to convert it back into a family home are making another attempt at getting planning permission. Mr and Mrs Donald Rayward were first told by Brighton and Hove City Council to stop renting 17 Bernard Road as a...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 3:56 pm

New cameras gather traffic data for possible Brighton and Hove road schemes

Could these little cameras give a clue as to where the next road schemes will be carried out in Brighton and Hove? A clutch of them have appeared on traffic lights in the city centre over the past weeks to collect traffic data for future major projects. The cameras have been...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 3:46 pm

Brighton College’s £40m sports and science block given planning permission

Brighton College has been given planning permission to build a £40 million sports and science building as the last phase of its ten-year masterplan. The scheme includes a rooftop running track. Work could start next summer and is expected to take two years to complete. The bursar...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 3:11 pm

Library wifi set to speed up

Wifi in Brighton and Hove’s libraries is set to become faster and more reliable thanks to an Arts Council grant. The city council has been given £33,750 to upgrade the current public Wi-Fi in all libraries to fibre broadband and also bring the Wireless Access Points (WAPs)...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 2:31 pm

Reeves and Mortimer call off Brighton gig after heart surgery

Comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have cancelled their gig at the Brighton Centre after Bob Mortimer had a triple heart bypass. They were scheduled to bring their show 25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer – The Poignant Moments to the Centre on Friday 4 December. Refunds can be...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 1:35 pm

Missing Hove man found safe and well

A missing man from Hove has been found safe and well in London, Sussex Police said. The force said: “51-year-old Wishard Mupawaenda, who has been missing from his home in Hove since September, has been found safe and well in North London. “Police had issued an appeal for his...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015 at 12:53 pm
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