Damaged snowdog to be removed from Brighton and Hove trail

A damaged snowdog is being removed from the trail across Brighton and Hove after more vandalism. The snowdog trail is part of a fundraising drive for the Martlets Hospice, in Hove, with 45 sponsored snowdogs on public display in dozens of locations. But despite widespread...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 11:40 pm

Joint venture scheme to build 1,000 new homes in Brighton and Hove clears first hurdle

A £105 million joint venture scheme to build 1,000 new homes in Brighton and Hove has cleared its first hurdle. Members of the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee backed the joint venture between Hyde Housing and Brighton and Hove City Council. The aim is to build 1,000...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 8:24 pm

Sprinklers go live in high-rise council block in Brighton

A new sprinkler system went live in a high-rise block of council flats in Brighton today (Wednesday 16 November). The sprinklers for Somerset Point cost £145,000. The 13-storey sheltered housing block in Somerset Street, Kemp Town, contains 72 flats. The bill is being split...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 7:20 pm

Lettings agents to be asked to use more discreet signs

Lettings agents could be asked to reduce the size of their To Let signs and mount them on walls as part of an agreement to smarten up a student neighbourhood. Brighton and Hove City Council has already banned the use of estate agents’ signs within the city centre’s...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 2:35 pm

Homes and jobs at risk as Brighton and Hove councillors prepare for key vote

More than a thousand homes and hundreds of jobs will be lost to the people of Brighton and Hove if councillors turn down a once-in-a-generation opportunity today (Wednesday 16 November). The warning came as councillors prepare to vote on whether to enter into a £105 million joint...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 12:35 pm

Two Brighton and Hove schools join multi-academy trust

Two Brighton and Hove schools have agreed to join a newly set up multi-academy trust. The move by the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) has been agreed by the governors of both schools. The heads of both schools emphasised...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 11:52 am

New CCTV for Brighton park hit by wave of vandalism and arson

A Brighton park which was at risk of becoming a no go zone thanks to a spate of yobbish behaviour is already seeing improvements after the community rallied round. In recent weeks Tarner Park, off Sussex Street, has been hit by arson and vandalism with large groups of youths...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 11:52 am

Work on £1.65m revamp of Volks Railway begins with demolition of Aquarium Station

Work has started on a huge revamp of the Volks Railway which will see its stations rebuilt, original carriages restored and a heritage visitor centre constructed. Diggers moved in on the Aquarium Station and car sheds last month, and it has now been completely dismantled by Lewes...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 11:36 am

Dukes Mound to close for three months for wall repairs

Dukes Mound on Brighton seafront is to be closed for around three months for essential structural repairs to the high retaining wall which supports the A259 seafront road above. It will close on Monday 21 November and is scheduled to reopen on 3 February 2017. In consultation...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 9:28 am

Man held over rape of 14-year-old girl in Brighton

A man has been arrested over the rape of a 14-year-old girl at The Level in Brighton, Sussex Police said. News of his arrest came just over 24 hours after a public appeal by Sussex Police. The force said: “Police are continuing to investigate the rape of a 14-year-old girl at The...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016 at 8:12 am