Brighton builders asked for advice on anything from parenting to finance, survey shows

A survey of Brighton builders has shown that customers are not only asking their advice on extensions and refits, but also parenting, finance, The survey, which was carried out by Sussex builders’ merchant Chandlers, found that 95% of the 750 local builders they asked had...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018 at 3:03 pm

Opinion – Concrete signs of progress on seafront show confidence in Brighton and Hove

Regular readers of this column will know of my affection for our seafront and my belief that it is a key part of our economy and what makes Brighton and Hove the great place it is. One of our prime locations is the Aquarium Terraces opposite the Palace Pier at the gateway to...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018 at 10:57 am

Brighton and Hove housing chiefs deny leaving ‘fox in charge of chickens’ when managing contractors

Brighton and Hove’s housing chiefs have denied claims that they are leaving the “fox in charge of the chickens” when managing contractors. They were accused of allowing Knightguard Security to survey and condemn entrance doors across the city, in a question from...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 6:07 pm

Brighton radio station’s future secured with Global deal

Brighton radio station Juice 107.2 has been bought by the owner of Classic FM, LBC and Heart. At lunchtime today (Wednesday 17 January) Juice said that the board of the local radio station had agreed to the sale of its business to Global, Europe’s leading radio company....
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 1:54 pm

Southern given lowest ever rating as passenger survey ranks it worst train company for three years running

Southern has been given its lowest ever rating in an annual passenger survey, coming bottom for the third year running. Consumer group Which? said: “Southern Rail suffered its worst ever score in the latest Which? customer satisfaction survey. “Following months of...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 3:30 am

Cot death risks cut by cheap baby monitor invented at Sussex University

The risk of cot death could be cut with a cheap new type of baby monitor invented by scientists at Sussex University. The device is like a Fitbit-style health tracker and works using electrical sensors made from a newly created liquid based on a material called graphene. The...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 2:36 am

Senior reporter wanted for Brighton and Hove News

Brighton and Hove News is looking for a qualified senior reporter as part of the BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting Service. The job will involve covering the meetings of Brighton and Hove City Council and its committees – and the decisions taken by councillors and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 12:46 pm

Tenants in Brighton and Hove work for 12 days a month just to pay the rent

Tenants in Brighton and Hove work on average for 12 days a month just to pay the rent, according to new research. Only people renting privately in Gloucester have to work for longer each month to reach “rent freedom day”. In London higher incomes enable tenants to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 12:05 am

Brighton pub closed for ‘health and safety’ refurb

A Brighton pub which claims the best views in the city has been closed while it undergoes building work to make sure it’s safe. The Setting Sun in Windmill Street closed over the Christmas break after having been open at increasingly irregular times over the past few months...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018 at 2:01 pm

Opinion – Shaping a future for homes, jobs and growth in Brighton and Hove

How do we secure an economic future for Brighton and Hove, the city region and the south east? How do we create the environment in which businesses can grow? How do we build enough affordable homes so that the people working in those businesses can afford to live here? And how do...
Posted On 13 Jan 2018 at 12:26 am