Renewed plan to build three homes on Portslade site comes under fire

The latest plan for homes on a small site in Portslade has come under fire from one of the ward councillors. Accountant and property developer Kenneth Elliott hopes to squeeze in three apartments on a modest strip of land behind Rowan Close. Peter Atkinson, who represents North...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 5:17 am

Futuristic pod set to land in Brighton Square

Brighton Square is set to get a futuristic makeover with plans for a wood and fabric pod for diners to eat al fresco in all weathers – with the much loved dolphin fountain set to remain as its centrepiece. The square’s owners, Centurion Group, have already got the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:45 pm

Grand plans for Palace Pier revealed as it opens Brighton’s largest soft play

The new owners of the Palace Pier have revealed plans to revamp its bars and fish and chip restaurant as part of a long term overhaul of the attraction, which continues this month with the opening of Brighton’s biggest soft play. The pier was bought about a year ago by...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:42 pm

Judge probes Brighton defendant after he misses court

A Brighton man accused of being a drug dealer missed court last week to go to his doctor because he was worried that he might have cancer. But yesterday (Monday 20 March) Brighton Crown Court was told that 28-year-old Ashley Richardson – also known as Ashley Gunner – may just...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 1:26 am

Ruby Wax to front Frazzled Café mental health chats in link up with M&S

The author, comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has joined forces with Marks and Spencer to front the store chain’s Frazzled Cafés. The link up was announced at the London Book Fair, with M&S cafés to host fortnightly “talk-in” sessions. The retailer said they...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 12:14 am

Brighton waxed jacket thief sentenced

A waxed jacket thief from Brighton has been given a community sentence by magistrates after he admitted stealing items worth almost £500. James Hughes, 56, of Newick Road, Moulsecoomb, pleaded guilty to theft. He stole three Barbour jackets from family-run Hansfords Men’s...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:45 pm

Brighton man sentenced for violent attack in Hove bar

A Brighton man has been spared prison after smashing a man’s face in with one punch at a troubled bar in Hove. Gary Dawes, 30, a roofer, of Saunders Park Rise, Brighton, was sentenced to 20 months in prison suspended for two years after he admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 4:40 pm

Southern offers fresh talks with RMT – but only if industrial action is ended

Southern rail bosses have today publicly said they will meet with the RMT union for fresh face-to-face talks – but only if industrial action, including a strike day next month, is called off. Last week, the RMT announced its members would walk out on 4 April, but would...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 10:42 am

We’re gonna party like it’s 1985 – Brighton fun bar ‘Coasters’ holds reunion

It’s time, once again, to dust off the white socks, Sergio Tacchini rollnecks and lacquer your hair as big as you can. As for one night only, next Friday 24 March, Brighton’s first and so far only fun pub “Coasters” is holding a reunion at the Funky Fish...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017 at 8:17 pm

Hove residents see proposed design for regeneration of Sackville trading estate

Developer Mountpark’s initial proposals to regenerate the Sackville Trading Estate and the coal yard were the main topic of discussion at Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum’s Have Your Say Day yesterday (Saturday 18 March). The plans, which are still at the design stage, are part...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017 at 7:58 pm
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