Campaigners raise fears over ‘rotting’ Hippodrome

The Brighton Hippodrome is being left to rot while its owners try and sell it to developers, campaigners claim. Two and a half years ago, the Our Hippodrome campaign thought it had finally reached an agreement with the historic theatre’s new owners which would allow them to...
Posted On 23 Oct 2017 at 1:52 pm

Brighton human rights lawyers win national accolade

Human rights solicitors from Brighton have won a national accolade with recognition from the Legal 500 which researches the country’s most widely respected lawyers in a range of specialities. The latest Legal 500 guide, published 10 days ago on Wednesday 11 October, lists Matthew...
Posted On 21 Oct 2017 at 1:32 pm

‘Multiple incidents’ blamed for more train delays and cancellations

Southern blamed “multiple incidents” for another evening of delays and cancellations affecting thousands of people trying make their way home to Brighton and Hove last night (Thursday 19 October). Tempers became so heated at London Victoria that police were called to deal with...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017 at 3:18 am

Mears faces more questions as fresh claims of overcharging surface in Brighton council audit report

Housing contractor Mears faces more questions about its practices as fresh claims of overcharging have surfaced in a Brighton and Hove City Council audit report. The questions come after Mears repaid the council about £513,000, including costs, after systematic overcharging by a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 3:05 am

Harvey Weinstein scandal delays release of Benedict Cumberbatch movie part-filmed in Brighton

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has delayed the release of a film starring Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch which was part-filmed in Brighton earlier this year. Weinstein, a leading Hollywood producer, faces several allegations of rape and sexual assault and has been sacked by...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 2:27 am

Two men arrested after police and kebab shop boss chase suspected thieves from Shoreham to Hove

Two suspected thieves were arrested after police and a kebab shop owner chased them from Shoreham to Hove. Sussex Police said: “Just before 6.50am on Saturday morning (14 October) two men were challenged by the owner of the Charcoal Grill at the rear of the restaurant in Shoreham...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017 at 4:21 pm

Hove MP backs campaign urging train bosses to tackle railway station’s ‘third class’ conditions

Campaigners are urging train operator Southern to stop treating people like “third class” passengers at Aldrington Station. Their drive to improve the station has won the backing of the Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, and Westbourne Ward councillor Tom Bewick. Commuters and...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017 at 8:11 am

Developers could be taxed to pay for city improvements

A levy could be imposed on new developments to go towards paying for community infrastructure such as schools, roads and parks under plans currently being consulted on by Brighton and Hove City Council from today. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local councils to...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017 at 2:58 pm

Meet Brighton’s friendliest bus driver

Brighton’s “friendliest bus driver ever” gets so many compliments from his customers that his colleagues joke that they’re no longer counted, they’re weighed. Phil Hadley, who even turns on the tannoy system to greet his passengers, was highly commended last...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017 at 12:30 pm

Planners back scheme for Hove pub to be demolished and replaced with 33 homes

Planning permission has been granted for a Hove pub to be demolished and replaced with 33 homes, including a four-storey block of flats. The Downsman in Hangleton Way could be pulled down next spring or summer for work to start on two terraces of houses and a block of 23 flats....
Posted On 12 Oct 2017 at 12:46 am