Brighton and Hove estate agents board ban to be decided after public inquiry

Brighton and Hove estate agents have been given a fresh chance to see off attempts to ban their boards from a swathe of the city’s streets. They will be able to make their case at a planning inquiry on Tuesday 9 March. The Planning Inspectorate – part of the Department of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 7:42 am

Commuters hit by chaos on Brighton to Bedford Line

Just two trains an hour are running on the Brighton to Bedford line this evening – a quarter of its usual service – thanks to the bad weather. First Capital Connect released this statement on its website explaining the problems: “During the unprecedented cold...
Posted On 11 Jan 2010 at 7:41 pm

Brighton cyclist seriously hurt after seafront hit and run

A cyclist was left with serious injuries by a car which slammed into the back of his bicycle in Marine Parade yesterday afternoon. The small red vehicle, which had just hit a parked car while travelling east past Duke’s Mound, failed to remain at the scene. Police are now...
Posted On 11 Jan 2010 at 7:22 pm

Brighton O gets another chance as decision postponed

Ambitious plans for a temporary ferris wheel on the seafront, dubbed the Brighton O, have been given a second chance after a decision on whether to give it the go ahead were deferred. Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning officers last month recommended the plans for...
Posted On 11 Jan 2010 at 7:16 pm

Brighton academics chart our growth from poverty to prosperity

Two Sussex University academics are to use a unique record of British domestic life to chart how ordinary Britons moved from poverty to prosperity during the 20th century. From this month, historian Dr Ian Gazeley and economist Andrew Newell will analyse data from government...
Posted On 11 Jan 2010 at 9:40 am

Snow joke! Brighton and Hove councillor clears away urban myth

A Brighton and Hove councillor has reassured conscientious residents that it is legally safe to clear snow from outside their homes. Paul Elgood, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide on Brighton and Hove City Council, gave the reassurance on his blog. He is...
Posted On 10 Jan 2010 at 8:10 pm

Police seek missing Brighton woman

Police are keen to trace the whereabouts of 25-year-old Dominique McDonald, who has been missing from Lewes Road, Brighton, since Monday, December 21. Dominique takes medication for a medical condition and it is for this reason, and due to the length of time that she has been...
Posted On 09 Jan 2010 at 7:21 pm

Whistleblowers in Brighton and Hove need clearer rules

Brighton and Hove City Council’s approach to whistleblowers has been criticised by an independent report. The Audit Commission report says: “The council’s whistleblowing policy is not well publicised and more work is needed to strengthen arrangements for reporting (in confidence)...
Posted On 08 Jan 2010 at 7:45 am

Brighton and Hove buses under the spotlight

Buses and bus fares in Brighton and Hove and around the country are to be investigated by a national watchdog. The Office of Fair Trading has asked the Competition Commission to carry out a full investigation. The OFT is concerned about areas like Brighton and Hove where a single...
Posted On 07 Jan 2010 at 9:33 am

Brighton and Hove drivers' warning from snow patrol

Fresh snowfall and a drop in temperatures overnight have prompted Sussex Police to issue a fresh warning to motorists. A senior traffic officer said drivers should not set out on journeys “unless they are absolutely necessary”. The snowfall yesterday has frozen hard, the force...
Posted On 07 Jan 2010 at 8:32 am