Fancy eyeballing a stranger in the park tomorrow?

Scores of people are expected to come to Pavilion Gardens tomorrow to take part in the world’s biggest eye contact experiment. Thousands of people across the world are expected to take part in the event, organised by Australian “viral social movement” The...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017 at 4:50 pm

Uber loses London licence – what does this mean for Brighton?

Uber’s licence to operate in London has not been renewed – just weeks before its renewal in Brighton and Hove is due to be decided. Brighton and Hove taxi drivers have urged the city council not to renew the lift-sharing company’s licence, partly on the basis it...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017 at 12:03 pm

Brighton prepares for Labour conference

Sussex Police is preparing for a busy weekend ahead, with the arrival of the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton. While the conference takes place over a number of days, one of the main events will be on Saturday (23 September) at 6pm, when party leader Jeremy Corbyn will...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017 at 11:37 am

‘Significant progress’ made in Southern train driver dispute talks

The union which represents most Southern train drivers said this morning that “significant progress” has been made and a deal is now being finalised. The dispute between Aslef union and GTR, which owns Southern, has seen several walkouts and work to rule since April...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017 at 11:26 am

What makes Hove Hove? Inspiration needed for plinth project

Hove residents will have the chance to help decide elements of the first sculpture to be put on the new Hove Plinth next spring. The first sculpture, selected as part of a public contest, will be Constellation by Jonathan Wright, a part mechanical model of the solar system where...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017 at 9:20 am

Last wind turbine off Brighton installed this morning

The windfarm which has been taking shape all summer off the coast of Brighton has reached a landmark – or seamark – moment today. The last of the 116 turbines which make up the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm was put into place this morning. The first electricity will be...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017 at 11:03 am

Investigation after pedestrian hit by police car on A259

A crash involving a police car which left a 59-year-old pedestrian lying in the road with an injured shoulder will be investigated by the police watchdog. The male pedestrian was in the Kings Road when he was hit by the police car, which was responding to an emergency call, at...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017 at 10:04 am

Three arrests after ‘brothel’ raids in Hove and Worthing

A house in Blatchington Road, Hove, was one of four addresses raided by police yesterday in an investigation into prostitution, which led to three arrests. Sussex Police also seized a significant amount of cash during the raids in Worthing and Hove, and have referred a number of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017 at 9:56 am

University’s ambitious Preston Barracks plans backed by city planners

Ambitious plans to transform the former Preston Barracks site into a university complex of research labs, student halls, new homes and shops, with a footbridge across Lewes Road linking it to more student halls on the Mithras House site has been given the backing of city...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017 at 4:40 pm

Right to buy owners could be forced to sell back to council if they move

Former council tenants who bought their homes could be forced to sell them back to the city council if they put them up for sale in a bid to reverse the housing crisis. Local councils have been able to use these powers since 2005 – but until now, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017 at 3:44 pm