Brighton doorman pulls distressed man out of stormy waves

A Brighton doorman has been hailed a hero after entering 8ft waves at the height of Storm Barney to pull a distressed man to safety. Clive Read, 24, was working at The Arch when he spotted the Brighton Beach Patrol quad bike racing down to the shoreline shortly after midnight. He...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 8:36 pm

Housing association plans landmark building on Hove seafront to tackle shortage of homes

A housing association has drawn up plans for a landmark 17-storey building on Hove seafront to help tackle the shortage of homes in the area. Hyde is holding a public exhibition on Saturday (21 November) to display the plans and invite feedback from the public, in particular,...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 6:44 pm

Brighton and Hove sees steep rise in people homeless after being kicked out by private landlords

The number of private tenants who have become homeless due to being kicked out of their homes has risen steeply in Brighton and Hove over the past five years. The number of households approaching the city council after being made homeless either because of the end of a tenancy or...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 3:05 pm

Five-storey student block to be built on Vogue Gyratory island in Brighton

A five-storey student block can be built at the Vogue Gyratory – on the island – after planning permission was granted this afternoon (Wednesday 18 November). The building will contain 44 flats and a communal area, laundrette, plant room, toilets and areas outside for bins and 36...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 3:02 pm

Brighton academics use raisins to predict a toddler’s future academic ability

University of Brighton research has helped develop a simple test using raisins to forecast a child’s attention and academic achievement. It can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to the research. Using just the piece of dried fruit and a...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 2:45 pm

Scarves for the homeless hung around Brighton church

By Tom Rush Handmade scarves were tied to trees and posts around St Peter’s Church, Brighton as a donation to the homeless. Isabelle Mounet, who owns independent crochet business Babay Fay, attached a hand written note to each of the 11 scarves she made. They were then...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 2:39 pm

West Street eyesore among city buildings given a spring clean after council steps in

More than 50 run down Brighton and Hove buildings have been smartened up after their owners were contacted by the council’s planning enforcement team. This building, part of the Avalon housing development, was cleaned and restored to its original buff colour after officers...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 2:30 pm

Brighton and Hove noise patrol suspended for winter

People living next door to noisy neighbours will be hoping that Christmas brings many Silent Nights as Brighton and Hove’s out of hours noise service is to be suspended over winter with a view to only running it when demand is at its highest. The service was reduced from...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 2:14 pm

Labour defends proposed changes to Brighton and Hove children’s centres

Labour has defended its proposed changes to the 12 children’s centres across Brighton and Hove while the Greens have criticised “massive cuts”. Councillor Tom Bewick said that there was some misunderstanding about what was meant by the proposed mergers of children’s centres. The...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 1:11 pm

Video CCTV released in bid to find Brighton fancy dress shop burglar

Police have released CCTV footage showing a man who had just broken into a fancy dress shop in Brighton. Overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 and 11 November, thieves broke in to South Coast Costumes at Circus Parade in New England Road, through the front door. They stole...
Posted On 18 Nov 2015 at 12:39 pm
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