Brighton and Hove planners highlight flood risk on site of proposed care home

Planners have criticised a scheme to build a retirement home for elderly people in an area of Brighton that has suffered regular flooding. They voted to turn down the plans even though their vote won’t count and the final decision has been taken out of their hands. The scheme –...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 10:55 pm

Planners approve £19m scheme to build four blocks of flats on Hove hilltop site

Planners have given permission for a £19 million scheme to build four blocks of flats on a hilltop site in Hove, next to the A27 Brighton bypass. The 69 flats are for the Court Farm House site at the top of King George VI Avenue, known locally as Snakey Hill. The site overlooks...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 6:42 pm

Second arrest over fatal hit and run

Police have arrested a second man in connection with the hit and run in Brighton on Tuesday night (January 10). A 35-year-old man has also handed himself in to police on Wednesday afternoon (January 11) in connection with the collision at the junction of Old Steine and St...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 5:24 pm

Brighton’s boom in student housing prompts big rise in planning complaints

The growth in student housing in Brighton has led to a big rise in complaints to the council’s planning department. In just nine months, more complaints have been made to Brighton and Hove City Council than in the whole of the previous year. The council’s newly promoted head of...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 4:59 pm

Man hands himself in over Brighton hit and run

A man has handed himself in over the fatal hit and run which killed a 78-year-old man at the Old Steine in Brighton last night. The 33-year-old Brighton was was arrested when he handed himself in to police this morning, hours after the crash at the junction Old Steine and St...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 2:10 pm

M25 cat killer suspected in Brighton pet death

Fears have been raised that a prolific cat killer may have visited Brighton after a dismembered pet was found in a city garden. It’s believed that more than 100 animals could have died at the hands of a feline serial killer, dubbed the M25 cat killer, in London and the...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 2:04 pm

Snow now more likely tomorrow, Met Office warns

A severe weather warning for snow has been updated as the likelihood of wintry showers and high winds in the south east has increased. The Met Office said this morning that while its warning, issued yesterday, was still at the yellow be aware level, the likelihood had increased...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 11:06 am

Man hunted after targeting three women in Brighton and Hove in 24 Hours

Sussex Police officers are investigating three reports of sexual assaults by touching in Brighton and Hove over a 24-hour period. The force said: “Officers believe the three incidents are linked. In the first one a man on a bike cycled past a woman in Portland Place,...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 9:10 am

Brighton pedestrian killed by hit and run driver during police chase

A pedestrian was killed by a hit and run driver in Brighton last night (Tuesday 10 January) during a police chase. The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver dumped the car on the seafront and ran off and is being hunted by police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 8:55 am

Lua Lua to QPR – Albion’s forgotten man loaned out. 

Kazenga Lua Lua one of Albion’s longest serving players has been loaned out to Queens Park Rangers, until the end of the season. Lua Lua intially joined Albion on loan from Newcastle in February 2010. And then signed permenantly in November 2011. He has figured infrequently...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017 at 12:18 am
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