Seven people unable to return home after fire in Brighton flat

Seven people were unable to return to their smoke-logged homes after a fire in a flat in Brighton, the fire service said. The blaze is believed to have been started by a jumper left to dry on an electric convection heater. An alarm alerted people living in the flats to the fire...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 6:43 pm

Myanmar motion falls after councillors row over how far council should go

A motion to warn Aung San Suu Kyi she could be stripped of the freedom of Brighton and Hove if she does not speak out against “textbook ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar has been withdrawn after the cross-party consensus collapsed. The motion, which was due to be discussed...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 6:38 pm

Unspent council money to be invested in neglected playgrounds and parks

Three playgrounds in Brighton, Hove and Portslade are to get an unexpected facelift after the council decided to invest money unspent elsewhere into the city’s parks. Councillors last month agreed to divert almost £102,000 from a general budget underspend to parks and opens...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 2:07 pm

Labour ‘moderates’ claim victory in key Hove branch

Labour “moderates” claimed victory in elections held at the annual general meeting (AGM) of one of the party’s five Hove branches last night (Wednesday 1 November). They held off a challenge for most of the key positions from candidates who are more closely...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 1:33 pm

Pair arrested after Brighton drugs raid released under investigation

Two people arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine and crack after a Hallowe’en raid in Preston Park Avenue on Tuesday have been released under investigation. The man and woman, both aged 23, were one of 11 people arrested across the county during six raids by Sussex...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 1:27 pm

Uber’s Brighton licence renewed – but only for six months

Brighton and Hove City Council has extended Uber’s licence to operate a taxi service in the city – but only for a further six months while it monitors the implications of the loss of its London licence. The decision on the length of the extension, which was made yesterday...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 12:45 pm

Snowman to fly through Brighton on the buses

Raymond Briggs’ Snowman will fly past the Royal Pavilion and through Brighton and Hove this winter as part of a drive to raise funds for a children’s hospice. The snowman is seen flying over the Pavilion in the well-loved book and animation, but although he...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 12:28 pm

Elm trees made into cladding for new Stanmer cycle hire kiosk

Elm trees from Preston Park which fell victim to Dutch elm disease are being given a new lease of life by being reused as cladding for a new building ion Stanmer Park. The building, known as the kiosk, will house cycle hire, an information centre and toilets as part of the...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 12:20 pm

Paintings to inspire next year’s Children’s Parade

The theme for next year’s Children’s Parade is Paintings, it has been revealed. Each school will be allocated a painting from a selection which have been chosen to reflect the diversity of artists worldwide. There’s an extraordinary range of artists from around the...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 10:40 am

Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at Brighton house

Residents were evacuated after a fire broke out in a house in Dorset Gardens this morning. Everyone from the house got out safely, and firefighters cut away flooring to tackle the blaze, which started in a void between floors. An investigation into what caused the fire is yet to...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017 at 10:31 am