Planners ask the public to help shape the future of Brighton and Hove’s last new suburb

Planners are asking the public to help shape the future of what is expected to be the last new suburb of Brighton and Hove. They are drawing up guidelines for Toad’s Hole Valley, in Hangleton, where Brighton and Hove City Council wants at least 700 new homes, mostly three-bedroom...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 11:21 pm

Snow dusts Brighton and Hove

A dusting of snow – and the odd flurry – has fallen on Brighton and Hove this evening (Thursday 12 January). One seasoned commuter said that this would almost certainly mean no trains tomorrow – not least because the train drivers belonging to Aslef – their union – would be on...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 9:27 pm

Brighton hit and run pair bailed

Police bail has been granted to the two men who were arrested after the hit and run in Brighton in which a man died on Tuesday night (10 January). Sussex Police said: “Both men, from the city, handed themselves in on Wednesday (11 January) in relation to the collision at the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 5:33 pm

Brighton secondary school rated good by Ofsted

A Brighton secondary school has been rated as good by Ofsted – the second highest of the four grades used by the official education watchdog. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) earned the rating after being inspected six weeks ago. Staff, students and supporters were...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 5:12 pm

Community helpers celebrate 30 years of helping grassroots projects from street parties to campaigns

A centre stocked with just about anything a grassroots group could want is celebrating 40 years of helping community projects and events take shape. The Resource Centre, based in Prior House in Tilbury Place, Brighton, was started in 1977 by a collection of community groups who...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 2:53 pm

Brighton courier banned for three years for drink driving

A courier from Brighton has been banned from the road for three years after he admitted drink driving a week before Christmas. Lee Cleaver had had more than twice as much to drink as the law allows when he was arrested in Ditchling Road, Brighton, on Sunday 18 December. At...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 12:37 pm

City prepares for snow and ice

The city’s seven gritters will be out on the roads this afternoon as the Met Office says snow is likely, with a possiblity of up to 10cm snowing this evening. Brighton and Hove City Council’s severe weather shelter for rough sleepers will be opening today and homeless...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 12:27 pm

Brighton’s answer to Boris bikes to hit the road this summer

Brighton’s answer to Boris bikes will be bright red cycles with a union jack basket, and will hit the road this summer. Hourbike, which already runs schemes in Liverpool, Oxford and Reading, has just been given a three year contract to run Brighton and Hove’s bike...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 11:39 am

Dropping butts costs three smokers £1k each

Three people prosecuted for dropping cigarette butts in Brighton and Hove have been ordered to pay almost £1,000 each after failing to turn up to court. Last Wednesday, Brighton Magistrates found the three guilty of dropping litter in the street after failing to pay a £75 fixed...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 11:08 am

Brighton woman cautioned for theft after release of CCTV

A Brighton woman caught on camera taking someone else’s bag off the number 22 bus has been cautioned after CCTV images were released yesterday. The victim, a 56-year-old woman, was on the number 22 bus between London Road and Lawns Cemetery, Woodingdean. She left the bag on...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 9:55 am