Brighton and Hove's green ideas go national

A raft of green proposals, including allowing allotment holders to sell produce and requiring supermarkets to reduce packaging, are one step closer thanks to Brighton and Hove City Council. Eight of the council’s nine proposals for the Government’s Sustainable Communities Act...
Posted On 06 Jan 2010 at 8:53 am

Snow starts to settle in Brighton and Hove

A severe weather warning is in place for Brighton and Hove as the snow starts falling this evening. All bus services have been taken off the roads, and Southern has introduced a revised timetable for tomorrow. Brighton and Hove Council says it is prepared for the snow this time,...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 8:44 pm

Bailiff robbed in Moulsecoomb

A 62-year-old debt collector was robbed in Moulsecoomb at 6pm yesterday evening. The man, who works for a local firm, had just called on addresses in the area when he was attacked in Ringmer Drive by three hooded and scarved men. They bundled him to the ground and took £524 from...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 8:32 pm

Brighton cinema celebrates centenary

A Brighton cinema is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a rare screening of a film set in the town. The Duke of York’s first opened its doors on 22 September 1910. To mark the start of its centenary year, the cinema is to show Penny Points to Paradise. The U certificate film,...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 8:28 pm

Have your say on Brighton rail services

Passengers have one week left to tell Southern what they think of changes to Brighton services. The rail company is planning to axe its Brighton to Ashford International service because of falling demand since the Kent station lost many high-speed continental links. But the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 10:25 am

13 Brighton and Hove playgrounds to get £1.1m revamp

A million-pound scheme to improve 13 playgrounds in Brighton and Hove is due to start this week. A press release issued by Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Work is expected to start this week to improve 13 play areas around the city as part of the My Play Space...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 9:31 am

Brighton and Hove medics up for awards

Two Brighton and Hove nominees from the medical world have seen off more than 700 rivals to be shortlisted for the BMJ Group Awards. The first is Professor Lesley Fallowfield, the director of Cancer Research UK’s Psychosocial Oncology Group at Brighton and Sussex Medical School...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 7:55 am

Double break-in leaves Portslade garage reeling

A Portslade car garage says it may go bust after thieves took up to £30,000 of equipment in a double break-in. Performance Autos in Nicholson Wharf was first raided on January 2, and then overnight on January 3. Among the items stolen were a black and red coloured Snap On scanner...
Posted On 04 Jan 2010 at 8:30 pm

Is closure on the cards for Brighton and Hove's day centres?

Brighton and Hove’s day centres are to be the subject of a consultation which could see them closed. Brighton and Hove City Council is to start a consultation with staff, unions and partner organisations next Monday on the future of the city’s adult social care day services and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2010 at 8:16 pm

24-hour opening planned for Sainsbury's new Hove store

Sainsbury’s wants its new Local store in Portland Road, Hove, to be open round the clock. The supermarket giant, which is also planning to open stores in Western Road, Hove, and Preston Road, Preston Village, announced its intention to open the Portland Road store on the site of...
Posted On 03 Jan 2010 at 9:17 am