Licensing bosses take steps to strip Brighton seafront café of drinks licence

Licensing bosses were due to take formal steps to strip a Brighton seafront café of its drinks licence at a hearing today (Thursday 13 October). They allege that Azure – formerly known as the Beach Café – in Madeira Drive, Brighton, persistently broke its licensing conditions....
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 5:25 pm

Brighton author ‘over the moon’ as his debut novel sells out

A Brighton author was thrilled when he found copies of his debut novel on prominent display in the city centre branch of Waterstones – but is even more happy now they’ve gone, because it means his first edition is a sellout. "Don't try to beat the rain,accept...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 2:16 pm

A watched kettle took 14 hours to boil when a Hove man asked his gadgets to turn it on

A Hove man spent 14 hours this week trying to get his gadgets to speak to his kettle to tell it to boil, meaning he only got his cup of tea at gone midnight. Mark Rittman wanted to find out if he could get his collection of gadgets, including his iphone and electronic health...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 1:17 pm

Brighton pupil wins national race equality art competition

A Brighton schoolgirl has won a national competition for a picture she drew to illustrate diversity and equality. Eight-year-old Luisa Kamara from Queen’s Park Primary School entered her drawing One World into the Arts and Minds competition, which promotes race equality and...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 11:53 am

Former Brighton maternity hospital to be turned into flats

The birthplace of thousands of Brightonians is to become a block of flats and a terrace of restored town houses. The building on the old Brighton maternity hospital site will be pulled down and replaced by a five-storey block of 20 flats. The site sits on the corner of Buckingham...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 11:38 am

Campaign for improved rail compensation succeeds at last

A long-running campaign to boost refunds when trains are delayed has succeeded today with the Government announcement that the threshold for compensation with be slashed from 30 minutes to 15. Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Hove MP Peter Kyle have been among those...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 11:19 am

Hove cash machine blown up by burglars

A pavement cash machine in Hove was apparently blown up and its contents stolen by burglars last night. The machine, outside Iceland in Blatchington Road, was discovered in pieces this morning. One passer by said it appears the burglars used a technique involving flooding the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 10:55 am

Woman on foot badly hurt in car crash in Hove

A woman suffered serious injuries, including several broken bones, after being hit by a car in Brittany Road, Hove, last night (Wednesday 12 October). The woman was on foot when she was hit by a red Mini One driven by a 61-year-old Shoreham woman. Sussex Police said: “Police are...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 10:16 am