Labour suspends Brighton and Hove branch and quashes election of new executive

The Labour Party has suspended the Brighton, Hove and District branch and annulled the election of a new executive committee. Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn were elected to key posts at the local party’s annual general meeting (AGM) at City College, in Pelham Street, Brighton, on...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 11:09 pm

New powers to order travellers out of Brighton and Hove parks face legal challenge

New powers to order travellers out of Brighton and Hove parks could face a legal challenge, councillors were warned this afternoon (Thursday 14 July). The warning came from Emma Nuttall, advice manager from Friends, Families and Travellers, who addressed a meeting of members and...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 8:02 pm

Off-limits to travellers – 12 areas of Brighton and Hove granted special protection

Twelve areas of Brighton and Hove have been granted special protection from travellers after a vote by councillors this afternoon (Thursday 14 July). The 12 sites will be subject to a “public spaces protection order” (PSPO) which is intended to tackle anti-social behaviour. The...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 7:42 pm

Brighton church to be turned into flats

By Roz Scott A 19th-century church in Brighton is to be turned into flats after plans for the conversion were approved yesterday (Wednesday 13 July). The plans to convert Clermont Church, in Clermont Terrace, near Preston Park, into six flats were agreed by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 3:21 pm

Historic Brighton night club site to become hotel

A historic Brighton night club venue is to be demolished and turned into a hotel as part of a significant redevelopment near the bottom of West Street. The 133-room hotel will be built on a site that housed Sherry’s for most of the 20th century. Sherry’s featured in the Graham...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 2:52 pm

Jeremy Corbyn’s ID card found at Brighton Station

With everything that’s been going on in the last few weeks, it would be understandable if Jeremy Corbyn was feeling a bit distracted when he arrived in Brighton to speak at the Unite conference yesterday. So it came as no surprise when a security guard found an ID card...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 2:45 pm

Workmen give bike a lift

Workmen came up with a novel way of getting around a parked bike when digging up the road this week. The bicycle was locked to a lamppost in John Street, Brighton, right where UK Power Networks needed to dig a hole. So while the works were carried out, the workmen used cable ties...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 2:17 pm

Tesco Express falls victim to St James’s Street supermarket war

One of four supermarkets within 300m of a each other in one Brighton street is to close – just seven years after it opened. A sign went up at the Tesco Express in St James’s Street this week announcing the imminent closure of the store, where 17 people are employed....
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 1:31 pm

Cash machine skimmer found in Brighton

Police are warning people to be on their guard after a skimming device was found on a cash machine in Lewes Road, Brighton. Three people reported trying to withdraw money from the cash machine at the Co-op store on the morning of Friday (8 July) but their transactions were...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016 at 1:15 pm
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