Plans go on show for 600 new homes on Hove estate

Plans are going on show for 600 new homes on an estate between the railway line and Old Shoreham Road in Hove. The developer Mountpark will share its initial ideas for the Sackville Trading Estate and former Corralls coal yard at an exhibition on Saturday (18 March). As well as...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 10:58 pm

Garages to be demolished and replaced by homes or parking spaces

Thirteen council-owned garages are to be demolished and replaced either with housing or on-street parking spaces. Twelve of the garages are at the end of Dunster Close, in Hollingdean, and one is in Knoll Close, Hangleton. They were described in a report as “low-demand and...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 5:54 pm

Witnesses say torched BMW had fled hit and run at speeds of 80mph along seafront

An unregistered BMW set alight in a Portslade park was seen crashing with another car and then fleeing the scene at high speed along the seafront, it’s been revealed. Brighton and Hove News reported that the car had been torched and dumped yesterday, and readers commented...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 5:32 pm

Residents asked to keep eyes peeled for missing compost bin

Missing cats and dog posters are commonplace around Brighton and Hove – but people living near St Ann’s Well Gardens are now being asked to keep their eyes out for a missing compost bin. The bin is so heavy it had to be dismantled in order to be taken from the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 5:28 pm

Train drivers’ union and Southern reach new agreement

Train bosses and the main drivers’ union have reached a second agreement after the first was rejected by drivers. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), parent company of Southern Railway, and Aslef today announced they have agreed new terms to settle their dispute. The first...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 5:06 pm

Hove cocktail bar plagued by assaults, brawls and cocaine given ‘yellow card’ – but can stay open

A Hove cocktail bar which faced temporary closure after a shocking catalogue of violent incidents and suspected cocaine dealing has been given a yellow card – but can remain open. Police requested a review of Misty’s licence, providing a comprehensive timeline of...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 4:45 pm

University appoints ‘community ambassadors’ to help teach students to be good neighbours

Students at the University of Sussex will be visiting residents in three Brighton neighbourhoods as part of a new scheme launched this month. The community ambassador scheme involves Sussex students speaking to residents in the Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Coldean areas of the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 12:58 pm

Brighton University pulls out of Circus Street development

A space where a new library was due to be built will now be left empty after the University of Brighton temporarily pulled out of the scheme. As demolition works recommenced on the Circus Street regeneration in Brighton, it has been announced that the University of Brighton has...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 12:19 pm

Windfarm continues to take shape as blades are fitted to turbines

This week marks the installation of the first of 116 wind turbines at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, with the installations set to continue throughout 2017. The turbines are being installed by a jack up vessel, the MPI Discovery, which will transport the components for eight...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 11:59 am

Football manager to start Brighton Marathon

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has been named as the official race starter for the Brighton Marathon next month. The football club manager will send more than 12,000 runners on their way when he sounds the starting horn on Sunday 9 April. Hughton, 58, said: “It’s a...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 11:43 am
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