Brighton streets lit up with children’s drawings

By Melina Sharma A series of light sculptures based on children’s drawings can be found scattered throughout a Brighton neighbourhood as part of this year’s festival. Fabrica Gallery, which is hosting the Luminary exhibition by British artist Ron Haselden, contacted people...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 9:56 pm

Hove pharmaceutical firm wins planning permission to turn former Brighton bingo hall into factory

A Hove pharmaceutical business has been granted planning permission to turn the former Beacon bingo hall in Moulsecoomb into a factory and research centre. Custom Pharmaceuticals, of Conway Street, Hove, plans to adapt the existing single-storey warehouse-style building, on the...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 6:37 pm

Sussex University considers expelling students who occupy campus buildings

The University of Sussex is considering changing its disciplinary rules to make it clear that students taking part in an occupation of campus buildings could be expelled. The university this week stressed that the university supports and encourages peaceful student protest, but...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 5:31 pm

Brighton Wheel’s disappearing act begins in shrouds of mist

The slow dismantlement of the Brighton Wheel has begun today as the attraction is cloaked in mist and fog. A huge yellow crane arrived on Monday ready to take down the pods, with the first coming off the wheel this morning. No plans have been announced for the wheel’s next...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 2:17 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton teen?

Police are searching for Shanie Leigh Challis, who is missing from her home in Brighton. The 16-year-old was last seen at about 7.40pm on Friday (6 May) and police are concerned for her whereabouts. Shanie is described as white, slim, about 5ft 8in, with black shoulder-length...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 1:59 pm

Former film star’s home becomes most expensive Hove house ever marketed

The former home of 1930s Hollywood star Elizabeth Allan on Hove seafront has gone on the market for a cool £4 million. The stunning five-bedroom house in Courtenay Terrace, with amazing uninterrupted views of the sea across its long sunny garden, is said to be the most expensive...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 1:17 pm

New Patcham care home garners opposition before plans are even submitted

Opposition to a new care home in Patcham has started weeks before a planning application has even been submitted – but the developers say the home is badly needed. A public meeting held last week to protest the plans had to be relocated to All Saints’ Church at short...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 11:46 am

Playground equipment firm looks to open new workshop in Brighton

A natural play company is hoping to open a workshop in Brighton, which will lead to the creation of 40 new jobs. Infinite Playgrounds, which makes play equipment from environmentally sourced hard woods and other natural materials, was founded in the north east and is now...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 11:12 am

Man arrested after ‘gay-bashing’ attack on Brighton seafront

A man has been arrested after a “gay-bashing” attack on Brighton seafront that left his victim with a broken jaw. Sussex Police said that a 21-year-old man from London was held on suspicion of assault and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent. The victim, Aaron Woods,...
Posted On 11 May 2016 at 12:10 am