400 student flats planned for Brighton bus depot and supermarket site

Two sites in Brighton have been earmarked for at least 400 student flats
 including the bus depot in Lewes Road. The bus company is expected continue to operate from the site which is near a number of other blocks of dedicated student flats. At least 250 flats are allocated for...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 2:49 pm

Modern Toss launches two beers for ‘upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons’

Brighton cartoonists Modern Toss are branching out into lager and ale with the launch of two canned beers for “upmarket connoisseurs of canned alcohol who like looking at cartoons”. The small-batch brewed beers, irreverently named Horse Piss and Ditch Scooper, have...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:20 pm

Former Dutch cop takes top job at troubled train firm

A former Dutch police officer has been appointed to restore order to the the timetable chaos blighting the lives of people in Brighton and Hove. Go-Ahead Group has appointed Patrick Verwer as chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in place of Charles Horton. Mr Verwer...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018 at 11:43 am

Brighton hotel puts up Christmas party banner in June

The sun may be shining and the beaches packed, but one Brighton hotel is already urging people to book their Christmas parties there with a large banner on the seafront. The Mercure Hotel in King’s Road put the banner up this week – almost 200 days before Christmas....
Posted On 21 Jun 2018 at 1:19 pm

Brighton’s ‘ugliest building’ set to come down by autumn

A building dubbed Brighton’s ugliest is set to finally be demolished by the end of the year – two years after developers were given planning permission and more than 30 years since it was last occupied. First Base were given the green light to knock down Anston House...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018 at 1:47 pm

Brighton bike hire scheme to have more bikes and hubs

The Brighton bike hire scheme is to expand with 120 new bikes and nine new hubs, mostly in Hove. The scheme started last September with 450 bikes at 51 sites and in the nine months since has attracted 35,000 subscribers. By the end of May there had been 213,000 rentals and more...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018 at 10:50 am

Brighton MP urges Transport Secretary to resign over rail fiasco

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas urged the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to resign today (Tuesday 19 June). She was one of the first MPs to speak in a debate this afternoon about whether the House of Commons still had confidence in the Conservative cabinet minister. The...
Posted On 19 Jun 2018 at 8:47 pm

Let me run the i360, asks boss of Brighton’s Palace Pier

The owner of the Palace Pier has urged Brighton and Hove councillors to pull the plug on the i360 next week and let him take control. Luke Johnson, whose investment business Risk Capital Partners bought the pier just over two years ago, put his request in writing to senior...
Posted On 19 Jun 2018 at 1:28 am

Sales rise at Brighton and Hove coffee shop chain

Sales have edged up at the Brighton and Hove coffee shop chain Small Batch, according to the company’s latest accounts. Turnover rose to £3.9 million in the year to the end of January from £3.8 million in the previous financial year. Gross profit also rose, from £1.3...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 10:50 am

Coin Co bosses banned from being directors after Brighton and Hove council lost £3m

The bosses of a company that left Brighton and Hove’s taxpayers more than £3 million out of pocket have been banned from running any businesses. The bans come after Coin Co International collapsed owing £3.2 million to Brighton and Hove City Council. They collected cash on behalf...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 1:15 am