Retired Brighton teacher charged with sex offences against pupils at Boris Johnson’s old school

A retired teacher from Brighton has been charged with a series of sexual offences involving former pupils. He is one of two men charged with sex offences at the prep school where former pupils include London mayor Boris Johnson and Homeland and Wolf Hall actor Damian Lewis....
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 5:55 pm

Student stabbed in Brighton city centre

A student was stabbed in the North Laine this afternoon outside City College.   A manhunt was launched after the attack on the 20-year-old student in the smoking area in Pelham Street outside City College, which happened at 1.30pm. The victim, who attends City College, was...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 4:24 pm

Brighton and Hove pub company to run more premises in joint deal with Enterprise

A Brighton and Hove pub company hopes to run 20 more pubs as part of a deal with one of the country’s biggest owners and operators. The Laine Pub Company is setting up Mash Inns as a joint venture with Enterprise Inns. Enterprise flagged up the deal in an announcement to the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 1:55 pm

Blueprint for next two decades of Brighton and Hove development set to leap final hurdle this week

The plan that sets out Brighton and Hove’s land-use priorities for the next 20 years could soon be used to guide planning decisions in the city. Councillors will decide whether to adopt the City Plan Part One at the council meeting this Thursday. If agreed, the Plan will replace...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 11:03 am

Owners of St Aubyns Chapel told to make repairs

The owners of a former school chapel which commemorates more than a hundred old boys who died in the two world wars have been told to restore it to its former glory. Brighton and Hove City Council has issued a listed building enforcement notice requiring the owners to restore the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 11:00 am

Midweek buses to Stanmer and Devil’s Dyke withdrawn

The Monday to Friday bus services number 78 to Stanmer Park and 77 to the Devil’s Dyke will be withdrawn from Friday 22 April. The midweek buses, part of the Breeze up to the Downs service, were introduced last spring as a one-year pilot project. The services were funded from the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 10:36 am

One of Brighton’s best known hotels set to be turned into flats

One of Brighton’s best known but failing hotels is set to be turned into flats because it has been losing up to £100,000 a year for the past eight years. Preston Park Hotel on the A23 has been the scene of hundreds of wedding receptions and other family events for many...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 9:55 am

Brighton’s largest youth advice service to move

Brighton’s largest youth advice service YAC is moving from its current location at Ovest House on West Street to new premises near London Road From Monday 4 April YMCA DownsLink Group’s YAC project, which runs general and housing advice drop-ins for young people in Brighton &...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 9:43 am

Hove MP welcomes regulator’s boost for train passengers

Hove MP Peter Kyle has welcomed steps being taken by the rail regulator to win compensation for passengers affected by delays. The Labour MP praised consumer campaign group Which? for lodging the “super complaint” that prompted the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to bring pressure...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 9:25 am

Madeira Terraces recording studio relocated – from one toilet to another!

A recording studio which had to leave its Madeira Terraces home at short notice due to structural concerns is hoping to reopen soon – in another former toilet block. Austen Grayton ran Studio 284 in a former public toilet block under the terraces until September last year,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 8:42 am
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