Hove residents, councillors and MP oppose high rise tower on seafront

By Roz Scott Hove residents gathered in force tonight (Monday 7 December) to express concern about a proposal to build a 17-storey tower containing 107 flats on the corner of Sackville Gardens and Kingsway. Angelique Henderson, chair of the No To Sackville Tower campaign group,...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 11:56 pm

Cyclists arrive in Brighton soaked to the skin but exhilarated in their fight to save the planet

Soaking cyclists, wet but exhilarated, huddled into the Brighthelm Centre after braving the elements on their first leg of a four-day journey to Paris. Together they will cycle 25,000 miles. Cyclists of all ages and from all corners of the country met in London – the...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 10:03 pm

FA Cup: Hawks could play at Everton – but Albion can go to Hull

Whitehawk FC will have a dream FA Cup third round tie if they can beat Dagenham and Redbridge next week. Their prize – an away match at Premiership Everton. Even the Seagulls haven’t played the Toffees since 1983. But the Hawks will have to overcome their League Two...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 7:32 pm

Health staff honoured at trust awards

Staff from Sussex Community NHS Trust were rewarded for good performance and long service at their annual awards ceremony. Sue Sjuve, who chairs the trust, and chief executive Paula Head handed out the awards. The trust, based at Brighton General Hospital, looks after thousands...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 3:02 pm

Smoking ban on Brighton beaches set to be dropped

Controversial plans to ban smoking on Brighton and Hove’s beaches and in its parks look set to be dropped by the council after a huge public response. Almost 2,000 people responded to the online consultation, two thirds from city residents and just under a third from...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 2:33 pm

‘Haunted’ Brighton shop ledger bought for city’s spookiest site

A “haunted” 1915 shop ledger found bricked up in a jeweller’s wall in Brighton’s East Street has been formally acquired by Preston Manor. The ledger was donated by Josephine Benyovits – who now lives in Maidstone but grew up in Hove – and discovered by her...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 1:03 pm

Corrupt Gatwick baggage handler from Brighton jailed for drug smuggling

Three drug smugglers from Brighton and Hove have been jailed for their part in importing cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of £700,000. One of them, David Fox, 65, of Stanley Avenue, Portslade, used his job as a baggage handler at Gatwick Airport to try to bring...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 12:55 pm

Brighton and Hove coffee chain on the lookout for new roastery

Brighton and Hove coffee chain Small Batch is trying to find to premises for a new roastery, having outgrown its existing site. Nigel Lambe, chief executive of Small Batch, said that the existing operation, in Goldstone Villas, yards from Hove Station, was running at full...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 11:07 am

Mice, filth and untrained staff lead to £12k fine for Brighton restaurant

A Brighton restaurant run by untrained staff using dirty, broken and greasy kitchen equipment in filthy, rodent infested conditions has been fined £11,937 by magistrates. Organic Moments Limited, which runs the Little Bay restaurant on the Kings Road, pleaded guilty to 14 counts...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 10:57 am

Firefighters tackle Hove flat fire

Firefighters put out a kitchen fire after being called to a Hove flat yesterday lunchtime. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports a smell of smoke from a premises in Windlesham Avenue at 1.51pm and two appliances from Preston Circus rushed to the scene. On...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 10:27 am
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