Big turnout by Hove residents opposed to seafront Sackville tower

Between 100 and 200 people turned out to plan the next phase of their opposition to a seafront tower in Hove this evening (Thursday 17 March). Plans for a block of flats known as the Sackville Tower were withdrawn last Thursday (10 March) by developer Hyde. But the Hove Seafront...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 9:28 pm

Let’s Dance – thousands of Brighton and Hove school children step out on stage at the Dome

Britain’s biggest school dance show is back as more than 2,000 children from Brighton and Hove take to the stage at the Dome for Let’s Dance. Dorothy Stringer School, which organises the week-long festival of dance, said: “It plays a major role not only in encouraging our young...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 6:29 pm

Albion boss Hughton hopes Sidwell will be fit to face Dons

By Tim Hodges Albion boss Chris Hughton said this lunchtime that he expects Steve Sidwell to train tomorrow (Friday 18 March) . Hughton told Brighton and Hove News that Sidwell sustained “a very sore injury”. Sidwell appeared to injure the top of his foot late in the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 6:13 pm

Planners reassure Hove seafront campaigners

Campaigners against a tower block being built on the old Sackville Hotel site were given reassurance by planners before a meeting this evening (Thursday 17 March). Liz Hobden, planning policy manager at Brighton and Hove City Council, told the council’s Policy and Resources...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 5:07 pm

Spooky footage from inside Brighton seafront’s Shelter Hall shown in new film

A new online video is out explaining a £10m project to rebuild an historic hall on Brighton seafront – and prevent the main seafront road from eventually collapsing. The Shelter Hall on the lower prom at the bottom of West Street has become structurally unsound – a serious issue...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 3:08 pm

Rubbish day out promised as Newhaven incinerator opens its doors on Sunday

Have you ever wondered what happens to your general waste that can’t be recycled after it is collected for disposal? Or have you ever wondered how we use that rubbish to generate electricity? The Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility is giving residents the opportunity to find out...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 2:42 pm

Council cuts continue with savage pruning of Marine Parade hedge

The “extreme pruning” of a hedge along the eastern part of Marine Parade has been questioned by residents. The hedge, on the southern side of the road, had grown to about five feet, as can be seen in the lower picture on the story. But earlier this week, it was...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 2:08 pm

Hove shopkeeper jailed for yet more sex offences

A Hove shopkeeper whose sordid past caught up with him two years ago when he was jailed for a series of sexual assaults on girls as young as three has been found guilty of yet more attacks. Alyn Matless, 73, who for many years ran M&B Domestic Appliances, in Goldstone Villas,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 1:49 pm

More Brighton and Hove neighbourhoods asked to vote on residents parking

Two more areas of the city are to be asked if they would like residents parking schemes after the council was asked to look into them. The city council’s environment and transport committee agreed to canvass Preston Village and Surrenden in Brighton and West Hove for their...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 1:29 pm

One arrest over Brighton mansion blaze which left young man with burns

A man has been arrested for arson after a major blaze at one of Brighton’s most exclusive addresses which has left another young man in hospital with burns. Four engines were the fire at the back of eight-bedroom Roedean House in Roedean Crescent after the fire service...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 11:39 am
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