Crowds and carols mark start for Beach Hut Advent Calendar on Hove seafront

The first door opened on the Beach Hut Advent Calendar on Hove seafront this evening (Thursday 1 December). Well over a hundred people crowded rounded hut 348 for mince pies, chocolate – Divine chocolate, of course – and carols. Once in Royal David’s City, Hark! The Herald Angels...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 9:18 pm

Synergy Centre to move from Brighton after losing licence appeal

An arts and community centre which failed in its bid to sell alcohol and host DJ nights at its West Street venue until the early hours says it will relocate out of the city after losing an appeal against the decision today. he Synergy Centre had twice had a licence bid turned...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 6:38 pm

Govia asks court to ban train drivers from striking

Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to ask a High Court judge to order train drivers not to strike. The company said this afternoon (Thursday 1 December) that it had issued proceedings to seek an injunction to stop industrial action by the drivers’ union...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 6:17 pm

Taxi catches fire on busy Brighton street

A taxi caught alight while driving up a busy Brighton road this evening, bringing traffic to a standstill. Firefighters rushed to the Brighton Radio Cabs car after it caught fire at the junction of Whippingham Road. Within minutes, the flames were under control and by 6.15pm,...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 6:17 pm

Brighton fisherman repairs beaten up snowdog

A Brighton fisherman donned his best green dungarees to repair another Brightonian’s matching pair – although Dudley the snowdog’s are made out of fibreglass. Garth, who builds boats at Brighton Marina, volunteered his services to Martlets Hospice after hearing...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 5:07 pm

Cat and mural games over Starbucks’ North Laine ad continue

More paint has been deployed in the battle of the street artists over a controversial Starbucks mural in the North Laine. Yesterday, Brighton and Hove News reported that two murals advertising the multinational coffee chain’s red winter cups had been painted over and...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:55 pm

Search for driver who failed to stop after crash with cyclist

Police are trying to trace the driver of a black car which failed to stop following a collision with a pedal cyclist in Brighton. The crash happened at 12.15pm on Friday (25 November) as both the car and the cyclist were heading west along Edward Street. As the car turned into...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:40 pm

Hove knifepoint robbers jailed for 10 years

Two men have been jailed for a total of 10 years following an investigation into two knifepoint robberies in Hove. Scott Thompson, 29, unemployed, of Sheridan Terrace, Hove, and Jamie Paris, 26, a labourer, of Ashton Rise, Brighton, were sentenced to six years’ and four...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:35 pm

Preston Park Rockery officially best park in England

A Brighton park has been named the best park in England after a public competition to find the UK’s best loved green spaces. More than 10,000 people voted in the Fields in Trust awards, with most votes for the England category going to Preston Park Rockery. The team who...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 4:28 pm

Thousands of Europeans in Brighton and Hove still unsettled after Brexit vote

By Monica Mosquera Thousands of people from the European Union who live, work and study in Brighton and Hove have been left feeling anxious and uncertain since the Brexit referendum in June. What will happen to EU immigrants after Brexit? It is estimated that in the past 10 years...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016 at 3:36 pm
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