Hove businessman chosen to build £400m King Alfred scheme

Hove businessman Rob Starr has been chosen to build the new King Alfred Leisure Centre and hundreds of homes on the seafront site. Mr Starr, working with housebuilder Crest Nicholson, was selected ahead of the French group Bouygues for the £400 million scheme. The Starr Trust and...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 5:27 pm

Brighton daredevil races along busy road on dog-propelled skateboarder

A skateboarder took his life in his hands last week when he allowed two dogs to pull him on his skateboard at speed along a busy Brighton road. The daredevil was spotted racing along Queen’s Park Road last week, and caught on camera by a passer by. What do you think? An...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 3:47 pm

Domestic violence reports soar in Brighton and Hove

Domestic violence reports soared by almost 40% in Brighton and Hove during a Christmas crackdown compared to the following year. Sussex Police received 353 calls over Christmas and New Year, up from 254 in 2014/15, with 178 crimes recorded and 79 arrests, compared to 126 and 70...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 3:39 pm

Plans to scrap support service for people in emergency accommodation will expose vulnerable to harm, union says

Hundreds of vulnerable people in emergency accommodation will be left without a dedicated support service under plans to scrap the city’s housing support service next month. Brighton and Hove City Council told members of the six-strong department their jobs were at risk...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 3:29 pm

Residents plan protest after flats in ‘surprise’ block go on sale for £380k

Residents living just metres away from a block of flats which sprung up without them being directly notified are planning on protesting this weekend after one went on sale for an eye-watering £380,000. The hefty price tag on the two-bedroom Richmond Parade flat, about £150,000...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 3:22 pm

Sussex appoints Brighton-born former batsman as first director of cricket

Sussex said today that it had appointed Keith Greenfield as its first director of cricket. The Brighton-born former batsman will oversee all aspects of the professional game in the county, Sussex Cricket said today (Thursday 21 January). On-field performance will remain the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 2:18 pm

Car crashes into Brighton wall

A driver had to be pulled from a car by firefighters yesterday after his car crashed into a wall in Brighton yesterday evening. Emergency services were called at 9.46pm last night after the car smashed into the wall in Matlock Road. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 2:12 pm

Boiler woes close Booth Museum

The cold weather has led to the closure of two council buildings this week after their boilers failed to rise to the challenge of January’s plunging temperatures. Visitors to the Booth Museum yesterday were disappointed to find the doors closed, and a notice informing them...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 2:09 pm

Brighton firefighters called out after loose masonry leaves passers-by at risk

Brighton firefighters were called out after loose masonry put passers-by at risk in a busy town centre street yesterday evening (Wednesday 20 January). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews were called to reports of a dangerous structure in North Street,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 1:25 pm

Thieves target vans across Brighton and Hove

Thieves have targeted more than 20 vans across Brighton and Hove since the new year, stealing power tools and other valuables. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 21 January): “Van owners in Brighton and Hove are being advised to remove any power tools and valuables from their...
Posted On 21 Jan 2016 at 1:12 pm
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