Brighton zip wire approved by planners

The proposed Brighton zip wire has been approved by planners despite objections from some of those who live and work near by. The £1.7 million attraction could be open by next Easter as a replacement for the Brighton Wheel which closed in May – shortly before the opening of the...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 5:05 pm

Landmark Hove hotel sold for flats

A well known Hove hotel which has laid empty for almost four years has finally been sold, with the expectation it will be turned into luxury flats. Boards went up on The Lansdowne Place Hotel in Lansdowne Place closed just after Christmas 2012, and neighbours feared it could be...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 3:45 pm

Suspected bomb was hotch potch of electrical items

A bomb scare which led to the evacuation of dozens of people for several hours on Friday night was sparked by “a number of electrical items”. Police were searching a flat in relation to a burglary when they found what they thought was a device at about 4.20pm, which...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 3:23 pm

Brighton hotel to be turned into flats

A Brighton hotel is to be turned into 22 flats after the business racked up ten years of financial losses. Nine of the new flats will be classed as affordable homes when the Preston Park Hotel, in Preston Road, Brighton, is remodelled. The main older building will be retained and...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 3:14 pm

Brighton man used late father’s blue badge to park for free

A Brighton man continued to use his late father’s disabled blue badge after he died so he could park for a free, a court heard last week. Clive Buckley, who lives in Chesham Road, Kemp Town, is one of three drivers prosecuted by Brighton and Hove City Council’s blue...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 3:02 pm

Autumn of discontent continues as today’s talks collapse

A stalemate between rail bosses and the union failed to break as talks broke down yet again today, with commuters facing yet more disruption from strike action scheduled until December. The dispute, which started in April over Southern’s introduction of driver-only operated...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 2:23 pm

Half-drunk bottle of wine found in drink-driver’s flipped car

Emergency services rescuing a driver from a car which flipped over on Hove seafront found not only a casualty but the reason she got there – a half-empty bottle of wine. Saan Scutt was fined by Brighton Magistrates’ Court last week for the 6pm crash in Kingsway, near...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 11:37 am

Brighton MP calls for Putin and Assad to be held to account for ‘war crimes’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has tabled a motion in Parliament calling for an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes in Syria. The Green Party co-leader believes that Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian president Bashar al Assad should be called...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 9:42 am

Two people seriously injured in crash just outside Brighton

Three people have been injured – two of them seriously – in a crash just outside Brighton early this morning (Wednesday 12 October). The air ambulance was called out to the crash between a van and car at Saddlescombe – between Brighton and Poynings – at about 5am. Queues of...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016 at 9:20 am