Plans for offices on top of old Dubarry perfumery approved

Plans to build four offices on the roof of Hove Business Centre were approved this evening despite concerns about the impact of the building. Neighbours sent 22 letters opposing the plans for the former Dubarry perfume factory, citing overshadowing and loss of light among their...

Albion lose at record-breaking Premier League champions

Manchester City 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 The Seagulls put up a good fight in a match of no significant consequence as Manchester City closed in on 100 Premier League points. Albion gave the champions a guard of honour as the teams came out. Danilo put City ahead on the...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 10:12 pm

Brighton rapist jailed for 8 years

A man has been jailed for eight years for raping a woman and then stealing her bag in Brighton. Javon Raffington-Paul, 21, of no fixed address, denied charges of rape, theft and fraud but was found guilty by a jury at Lewes Crown Court after a one-week trial on Friday (4 May)....
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 2:15 pm

Fears for popular Brighton pub after fresh plans to demolish it emerge

Customers of a popular Brighton pub fear that time is to be called on their local after plans to demolish it have resurfaced after more than 15 years. Graderich, the owners of The Hanover in Queens Park Road, were given permission to knock it down and build nine houses on the...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 1:59 pm

Brighton man sent for trial accused of trying to abduct and sexually assault an 8-year-old girl

A Brighton man has been sent for trial accused of trying to abduct and sexually assault an eight-year-old girl. Michael Belhawla, 24, of Auckland Drive, Bevendean, was told that he would be held in prison as he waits to learn when he will go on trial. Belhawla appeared at...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 12:52 pm

Algal bloom in Brighton seas causes ‘sewage’ panic

Swimmers and daytrippers alarmed by the sight of a smelly sludge floating on the waves along Brighton beach have been reassured that it’s just harmless algal bloom. A picture of a pale brown slick taken from Brighton Pier taken by tourist Daniel Wheeler has spread far and...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 11:42 am

Brighton restaurant owners to open second premises

The owners of an award-winning Brighton restaurant are to open a second premises as part of a crowdfunded expansion plan. Husband and wife team Alun and Dawn Sperring hope to repeat their success with the Chilli Pickle, in Jubilee Street, Brighton, at their new location in...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 11:34 am

Half of Brighton General site set to be sold for housing

Brighton General Hospital’s landmark Victorian building looks set to be sold off for housing under plans to build a new community health hub on the site. The Grade II listed Arundel building, which was once used as a workhouse, was deemed no longer fit for hospital use in...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 10:28 am

Brighton Fringe Reviews: The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release – Sweet Productions. Sweet Werks 1, Werks Central 4, 5, 11, 12 May The first night for The Sweet Release was last night and although playing to a select small audience, this was a really unexpectedly funny late night revue. Ali Macpherson opened with an...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 10:22 am

Brighton Fringe Review: Let’s Build a Planet

Let’s build a planet – The Incredible Rebel All-Stars. Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco 5, 12, 19, 26 May A black and white striped duo The Incredible Rebel All Stars bound onto the stage at midday to offer an accessible and colourful youthful look at what we’re doing to...
Posted On 09 May 2018 at 10:15 am
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