Hundreds of Brighton and Hove youngsters join second climate change ‘strike’

Hundreds of schoolchildren from Brighton and Hove “went on strike” for a second time today (Friday 15 March). They held a march through the centre of Brighton, supported by parents and political activists, before a rally at The Level. The children chanted “What do we want?...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019 at 6:00 pm

Brighton cocktail bar may close unless licence conditions are relaxed, say owners

The owners of a popular cocktail bar said that it may have to close unless a change to its licence could be agreed. Mark Friel and Todd Williams run Twisted Lemon in Middle Street, Brighton, which is licensed as a restaurant. But they want the requirement to sell “substantial...

Hove MP steps up pressure on former BHS boss

Hove MP Peter Kyle has been rebuffed by police after calling for an investigation into claims made about businessman Sir Philip Green. Topshop owner Sir Philip sold the department store chain BHS (British Home Stores) for £1 a year before it went bust, leaving thousands out of...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019 at 8:58 pm

Brighton and Hove coffee shop chain sold by Palace Pier boss Luke Johnson

Palace Pier boss Luke Johnson has sold his stake in the Small Batch Coffee business to the Department for Coffee and Social Affairs (DoCaSA). The rapidly expanding DoCaSA also recently bought Baker and Spice from Patisserie Holdings, another business that Mr Johnson has sold....
Posted On 14 Mar 2019 at 8:36 am

Six-storey block of student flats ‘too dominant’, say Brighton planners

Councillors are being urged to reject plans for a block of 88 more student flats near the Vogue Gyratory in Brighton. The block, in Hollingdean Road, would be up to six storeys high and would be built behind homes on the busy road, fronted by a gatehouse designed to match the...

Neighbours oppose nightclub move

Nightclub and music venue The Haunt is planning to move into a former Chinese restaurant in East Street. The move comes as Grosvenor Casino plans to take over the venue’s space in The Savoy Centre, formerly the ABC cinema in Pool Valley. Originally The Haunt was to move...

Brighton bar seeks relaxed licence terms after being caught breaking the rules

Cocktail bar Twisted Lemon has asked to have its drinks licence relaxed after it was caught breaking the rules. The Middle Street venue received a warning from Brighton and Hove City Council in December after a routine inspection found staff selling alcohol without food. Similar...

Brighton and Hove licensing chiefs look into rise in workplace bars

The number of shared office owners or operators trying to obtain a licence to sell alcohol is on the increase in Brighton and Hove. The trend has prompted policymakers to review the current rules which were drawn up to cater for traditional licensed premises such as pubs, clubs...

Concerns raised over plans for homeless flats next to Brighton pub and primary school

Vulnerable homeless people could find themselves living next to a pub if a £3 million scheme wins approval. But the plan – to house people with mental health problems and drink and drug addictions by the County Oak in Hollingbury – has been criticised by two Conservative...

Three suspects hunted after £33k Rolex robbery in Brighton

Three men are being hunted by police after a £33,000 Rolex watch was stolen during a robbery in Brighton. Sussex Police said today (Monday 11 March): “Police have released images of three men they want to identify in connection with an assault on a security guard and the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2019 at 3:59 pm