Brighton and Hove planners turn down plans for homes on old school site

Plans to build dozens of homes and a care home on the site of an old school have been turned down by Brighton and Hove City Council. The scheme for the 11-acre St Aubyns School site, in High Street, Rottingdean, involved refurbishing Field House, the main school building, and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 7:11 pm

Police search for man wanted for Brighton assault

Police are searching for John Michael Guerin, who is wanted for assault. The current location of the 43-year-old, also known as Sean Walsh, is unknown, though he may be in or around Peacehaven or Brighton. He is wanted in connection with the incident which occurred in Brighton on...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 5:38 pm

More than 100 acts set to audition for X Factor at Churchill Square on Sunday

Bosses at Churchill Square shopping centre are expecting more than a hundred potential pop stars to audition for the X Factor at the shopping centre this weekened. The talent show auditions will be hitting Churchill Square on Sunday, 24 April, as producers travel the length and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 5:12 pm

Brighton Centre set to be sold to kick-start plans for new conference centre

The city council is set to sell Brighton Centre to the owners of the Churchill Square Shopping Centre to help fund the building of a new conference centre at Black Rock. The plans, which were first announced in 2014, are due to take another step forward next Thursday when members...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 3:41 pm

Brighton open air swimming pool moves closer with grant of 150-year seafront lease

Ambitious plans to build a £4.5m heated open air swimming pool on Brighton seafront are set to move closer next week with the granting of a 150-year lease. The 50m swimming pool, originally billed as Sky Wide Open and now known as Sea Lanes, will be an eight lane pool with a...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 2:43 pm

Fountain safety concerns raised over Brighton Pride Pleasure Gardens plans

Plans to section off the Old Steine and Victoria Gardens over the Pride weekend could lead to revellers climbing the fountains at either end, police have said. Brighton Pride Community Interest Company (CIC) has applied for two Brighton Pride Pleasure Gardens licences, which...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 1:41 pm

Brighton & Hove School Swimming Championships today 

The Annual Brighton & Hove School swimming championships take place at the Prince Regent Baths today    The Schools taking part include; Aldrington,Stanford,St Margaret’s, St John The Baptist, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven High, Downs,Windlesham, Cottesmore,...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 1:09 pm

Brighton coppers get second starring role in ITV show

Cuffs may have been cancelled, but anyone wanting a slice of Brighton cop action will soon be able to tune in to the real thing with a second series of ITV’s The Nick. Last year ITV aired three hour-long episodes of the show which was filmed in the city during the summer of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 11:09 am

Ambulance service staff to vote on whether to strike

Ambulance staff working for Coperforma – the new non-emergency patient transport service contractor – are being asked to vote on whether to take strike action. The GMB union said that the ballot was being held over derecognition, with a consultative vote due to take place at two...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 10:23 am

Rail boss hits back as union sets dates for three 24-hour strikes

A train company boss has hit back at the RMT union after it announced the dates of three 24-hour strikes which will affect people and services from Brighton and Hove. Dyan Crowther, the chief operating officer at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), called the strike “completely...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016 at 9:58 am
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