Council sells former Hove seafront HQ for £26m for housing

Brighton and Hove City Council has sold its former seafront headquarters for more than £26 million, it was announced this afternoon (Thursday 20 July). King’s House, in Kingsway, is expected to be turned into housing once planning permission has been given. Council leader Warren...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 5:21 pm

Brighton school facing cuts to get by with a little help from its friends

A Brighton school facing cuts will get by with a little help from its friends – thanks to a raffle prize donated by the artist Sir Peter Blake. Sir Peter, who co-designed the Beatles Sgt Pepper album cover, donated a limited edition box set of five Brighton-inspired prints to...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 3:26 pm

Walkies! Snowdogs to trail round Brighton and Hove again

Brighton and Hove’s wildly popular fundraising Snowdogs by the Sea are set to have a successor. Martletts Hospice, which raised £310,000 through the Snowdog sculptures, will launch a new fundraising art trail in 2018. The hospice has yet to reveal what design will be chosen for...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 2:17 pm

Tattoo parlour’s Pride party given green light despite pirate radio takeover last year

A tattoo parlour whose Pride party was turned into an unauthorised rave by a pirate radio station last year has been given the go ahead to throw another this year after promising she has severed links with the rogue DJs. Chapter XIII in Pool Valley agreed to let Trickstar Radio...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 1:18 pm

Twenty skeletons now found beneath the Brighton Dome

More discoveries of Quaker burials suggest builders moved some skeletons during the construction of the Prince Regent’s riding stables in the early nineteenth century. Fifteen undisturbed graves have been found under the Corn Exchange’s mini conference room by a team...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 11:59 am

Sport England boss praises Brighton Table Tennis Club’s ‘ground-breaking’ work with refugees

Brighton Table Tennis Club has won praise for its “ground-breaking” work helping refugees integrate into the local community. The praise came from Mike Diaper, the executive director of Sport England, on a visit to the club’s Kemp Town home. He said: “I came away inspired. It was...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 10:34 pm

Hope springs eternal for Brighton & Hove Albion ladies

Brighton & Hove Albion ladies have sensationally appointed former England and Great Britain manager Hope Powell as head coach. Chief executive Paul Barber said: “Hope is someone with an outstanding record in coaching, playing and management within football – she...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 9:11 pm

Strategic housing chief checks progress on new homes in Hove

Housing association bosses gave an on-site update on progress building 65 new homes in Hove to the local Strategic Housing Partnership. A basement car park and enabling work on the scheme, in Newtown Road, Hove, was completed in May. Now work is under way on the concrete frame...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:51 pm

‘Royal Alex’ visits Royal Alex – and becomes patron of Rockinghorse

Princess Alexandra visited the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton this afternoon (Wednesday 19 July). The royal visit by the Queen’s cousin marked the 10th anniversary of the hospital’s move from Dyke Road to Eastern Road, Brighton. The 80-year-old princess also...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:27 pm

Growing success of organ transplants fuels plea for more donors.

The number of people having organ transplants is growing in Brighton and Hove, with 16 patients undergoing life-saving surgery last year, up from 11 patients five years ago. And the number of people adding their names to the organ donor register has risen 24 per cent in five...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 1:50 pm