Brighton station kiosk granted licence to sell acoholic drinks

Pre-mixed gin and tonics and alcoholic brewed drinks will go on sale from a kiosk at Brighton Station. The Curry Leaf Café kiosk has been given permission to sell ready-to-drink G&Ts and Crooked Beverage Co branded drinks after a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel...

Artists trumped by developer as rundown Brighton studios sold for housing

A rundown building used by local artists in Brighton will be replaced by new homes after the council agreed to sell the site to a developer. The decision comes despite an attempt by councillors to give preference to a lower financial offer from one of the tenants for the Belmont...

You can have your cake and eat it as future of two Brighton and Hove patisseries assured

The future of two cake shops in Brighton and Hove looks assured after entrepreneur Luke Johnson arranged an emergency bail-out of Patisserie Valerie. Mr Johnson, who owns the Palace Pier, is the chairman of the cake shop chain which teetered on the brink of insolvency after a...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018 at 8:12 am

Hove man’s racist and homophobic outbursts spur police to urge people to report hate crimes

A Hove man’s racist and homophobic outbursts have spurred Sussex Police to cite his case as the force urges people to report hate crimes. Stuart Robe, also known as Stuart Fergusson Robe, shouted a stream of racist abuse at 36-year-old Flamenco singer Abraham De Vega who was out...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 9:21 pm

Housing repairs for Brighton and Hove council tenants to be carried out by new in-house team

Council house repairs, refurbishments and customer services will be brought back in-house by Brighton and Hove City Council when the current 10-year contract ends. The work is currently carried out by the private contractor Mears along with other related work on council houses...

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce hosts annual business summit

The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce hosts the area’s biggest annual business summit tomorrow with an array of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s Brighton Summit – Look Up – is about seeking opportunities and is aimed at business...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 8:38 pm

A 30p fee for a pee approved for 11 public toilets across Brighton and Hove

Charges will come in at 11 public toilets to help pay for improvements to loos across Brighton and Hove. The toilets in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, in Brighton, are due to benefit first from the income stream. The fee for a pee is the result of a new contract between Brighton and...

Brighton i360 owners may be forced to sell up

Finance specialists will continue to look at how to make changes to the Brighton i360’s loan repayments while protecting the taxpayer. These could even include Brighton and Hove City Council taking over the i360 itself or forcing or persuading the owners to sell the seafront...

Developer steps in to offer the Brighton Fringe a home

A developer has stepped in to offer a new home to the Brighton Fringe after plans to overhaul college buildings left the arts organisation looking for a new base. Westfield Investments has offered office space to the Fringe after the Brighton Metropolitan College’s plans...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:25 pm

Homes approved for old school and playing field

Ninety-three homes have been approved on the site of a former prep school in Rottingdean despite hundreds of objections from neighbours. Opponents of the scheme packed the public gallery at Hove Town Hall as the future of their village was decided by Brighton and Hove City...