West Pier covered in green lights

Brighton’s West Pier was lit up in green tonight during a beachfront laser display. mroovax made this video of the display – which begins in earnest at about two minutes in:
Posted On 21 Jan 2010 at 8:31 pm

Police arrest four men over Brighton seafront stabbing – including victim

A young man who was stabbed in the abdomen at the Kings Road Arches in the early hours of this morning was arrested on his hospital bed today. The 22-year-old was attacked at about 3.20am and soon afterwards police arrested three teenagers. But later in the morning, the victim...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 9:23 pm

Gunman holds up Brighton Ladbrokes

A gunman waved a gun at terrified staff at Ladbrokes in Market Street, Brighton, this lunchtime and demanded money. The robber entered the shop at about 12.30pm and made of with cash shortly after. He is described as white, aged late 50s to early 60s, 6ft tall and wearing a dark...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 9:14 pm

Have your say on changes to Stanmer Conservation Area

Brighton and Hove City Council is conducting a consultation on proposed changes to the Stanmer Conservation Area. The Stanmer Conservation Area is made up of the house, the village and the parkland, and has what the council describes as a “quiet, secluded character,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 11:31 am

Plans to turn Hangleton Bottom into waste site re-emerge

Plans to turn Hangleton Bottom into a waste disposal site are back on the agenda – but the fields could now also become home to an ambulance station and community centre. On Monday night, Brighton and Hove City Council gave the go-ahead to market the eight acre stretch of...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 8:44 am

Trade unions to march through Brighton in protest at job cuts

Trade union activists are planning to march through Brighton on Saturday, March 6 in protest at the hundreds of city jobs lost and under threat in recent months. The Brighton, Hove and District Trades Council has organised the demonstration and is urging trade union branches,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 8:08 am

Hove couple lose epic court fight for holiday home

A couple from Hove have lost the court case over their rights to the holiday villa that they built on disputed land in Northern Cyprus. The long-running legal wrangle involving David and Linda Orams also has implications for many other British owners of holiday homes on the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 11:59 pm

Snow scrutiny committee set to review council's freeze policy

A scrutiny committee is likely to be set up to review the way Brighton and Hove City Council deals with snow. Green councillor Ben Duncan revealed the news on his blog this evening saying that his party and the local Labour Party will call for its creation at the next meeting of...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 7:08 pm

Petition to take Brighton to Bedford line from First Capital Connect signed by 3,500

With yet more delays on the Brighton to Bedford line today, it’s no surprise that more than 3,500 people have signed a petition to take away the franchise to run it from First Capital Connect. The petition, on the Number 10 website, was started by Livia Murphy. She said:...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 6:29 pm

Three men accused of horse-race betting scam

Two Brighton twins and a third man from Hove have been accused of running a postal horse race betting scam. Paul and Gregory Spicer, 35, and Lee O’Donnell, 62, are said to have contacted people throughout the UK by post advertising a scheme to join a betting syndicate. The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 6:23 pm