Speakeasy burger bar to open in Hove

A speakeasy themed burger chain is hoping to open a branch in Hove, next to Otello restaurant in the space where the Italian restaurant’s cocktail bar once traded. The owners of Otello have now agreed to lease the space to 7bone, which has branches in Southampton,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017 at 12:06 pm

Independent supermarket to open second Brighton store

The independent supermarket HiSbe plans to open a second store in Brighton on the site of a former Tesco. HiSbe – it stands for “How it should be” – wants the next branch of its ethical supermarket business to be in St James’s Street. The community interest company (CIC) said...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017 at 4:46 pm

Purse thefts in Brighton and Hove prompt police warning

A spate of thefts of purses and handbags has prompted police to warn women to keep their personal possessions on them and in sight while shopping. Sussex Police said: “Police are warning residents in Brighton and Hove to be on their guard following a spate of bag and purse thefts...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 3:44 pm

Required improvements at Brighton doctors’ surgery have been made, says watchdog

The required improvements at a Brighton doctors’ surgery have been made, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The official watchdog revisited the Saltdean and Rottingdean Medical Practice, at the Grand Ocean Medical Centre in Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, 10 weeks ago...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 12:39 am

Train drivers reject ASLEF deal with Southern

Southern train drivers on the Brighton main line have rejected a deal between their union, ASLEF, and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The union said that 374 drivers (54.1 per cent) voted against the deal, with 317 (45.9 per cent) in favour out of 693, with two ballot...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017 at 6:01 pm

RMT announces new strike date in dispute with Southern train bosses

The RMT rail union has announced a fresh strike date in its long-running dispute with the Brighton main line train operator Southern. The guards’ union will walk out next Wednesday (22 February) for 24 hours – from midnight to midnight – after talks at the conciliation service...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017 at 7:26 pm

Brighton park to be given £53k revamp

Work is about to start on a £53,000 makeover for a Brighton park, with new play equipment ready to be installed. Fences, paths and other surfaces will be replaced and the drainage improved, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Tuesday 14 February). The work is expected to...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 6:33 pm

Hove man barred from being a director after Brighton restaurant went bust owing £228k in tax

A Hove man has been banned from being a company director after his restaurant business went bust owing more than £228,000 in tax. Farshad Nasirpour, 53, of Barrowfield Drive, Hove, also owed more than £9,000 to two suppliers to Piccolo, his Italian restaurant in Ship Street,...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 11:00 am

Armed robbers hold up Portslade shop staff at knifepoint

Two armed robbers held up shop staff in Portslade at knifepoint last night (Monday 13 February). The men escaped with cash after threatening the three women who were working at the Co-op convenience store on the corner of Abinger Road and Shelldale Road, Portslade. Sussex Police...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017 at 8:33 am

Six flytippers caught dumping commercial waste in one night in Brighton

Six flytippers have been fined after they were caught dumping commercial waste in just one night in Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “CCTV cameras captured six separate incidents of flytipping in one night which has enabled the council to send the offenders fixed...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 7:07 pm
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