Pensions will keep rising, minister says after visiting Hove retirement home

Pensions will keep rising, the government’s Work and Pensions Secretary said after visiting a retirement home in Hove today (Wednesday 10 May). Damian Green visited Saxon Court on Hove seafront during a campaign visit to support the constituency’s Conservative candidate Kristy...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 11:14 pm

Outline plans for 45 homes on paddock turned down by Brighton and Hove planners

Outline plans for 45 homes on a greenfield site have been turned down by Brighton and Hove planners this afternoon (Wednesday 10 May). The developer Lightwood Strategic applied for outline planning permission for 45 homes in Meadow Vale in Ovingdean. The nine-acre site is...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 4:54 pm

Missing 13-year-old Peacehaven boy returns home

A 13-year-old boy from Peacehaven has gone home after being reported missing twice in a matter of days. Sussex Police said: “A missing 13-year-old teenager from Peacehaven has been found. “Leon Anderson was reported missing on Saturday (6 May) and returned home late on Sunday...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 3:59 pm

Saltdean Lido to open to the public in June

A huge community campaign will taste success next month when the Saltdean Lido reopens, almost five years since it closed amid fears for its future. The lido will officially reopen on Saturday, June 17 – complete with new heating for the main pool, plus a new paddling pool...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 3:27 pm

Richard II: Quirky two-hander pulls the right strings

Richard II, arguably one of Shakespeare’s least accessible plays, has been quirkily brought to life in the most unlikely of formats – a two-hander, with puppets, in ONCA’s tiny new courtyard space, ‘The Cave’. Gregory Gudgeon directs and leads this...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 1:27 pm

Brighton trains cancelled due to major signalling problems

Most services in and out of Brighton have been cancelled after major signalling problems on the mainline and Coastway East. Southern, Thameslink and South Eastern services are affected by the fault affecting platforms 3 to 8, which is expected to last until 1.45pm. Southern says:...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 12:18 pm

One of Brighton’s oldest buildings on view for first time in 140 years

The opening up of one of Brighton’s oldest buildings, lost to the public for decades, is rapidly taking shape as a new entrance to The Lanes is knocked through. Another historical North Street building, which until recently housed Timpsons, had to be sacrificed to make way...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 11:21 am

History on our doorsteps in Brighton

The residents of the city of Brighton and Hove are rather fortunate indeed, as there is a host of historic wealth all around them. People simply need to go out and explore and open their eyes. I was born in Brighton many moons ago, but I hit on the notion of re-visiting the city...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 12:24 am