Skaters campaign for Brighton ice rink

A club has been formed to bring back an ice skating rink to Brighton or Sussex after thousands joined Facebook groups with the same aim. The Sussex Ice Skating Club is trying to get financial backing for a new ice rink similar to the one which once operated in Queen’s...
Posted On 25 Feb 2010 at 9:20 am

Noisy Brighton neighbours fined for drum 'n' bass and bongos

Bongos and drum and bass music have joined the Banana Splits on the list of ways Brighton residents have infuriated their neighbours this week. Yesterday, Sharon Nesbitt of Halland Road, Brighton, landed more than £2,000 in court fines for playing the bongos too loudly, as well...
Posted On 25 Feb 2010 at 8:28 am

Brighton and Hove teen pregnancies fall

Teenage pregnancies in Brighton and Hove have fallen by a quarter, new figures have revealed. In 1998, 187 under-18s in the city became pregnant – in 2008, this had fallen to 150, the lowest rate since records began in 1998. Nationally, the fall is 13.3%. Councillor Vanessa...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010 at 6:56 pm

Brighton and Hove's rainbow alliance collapses

A left-leaning political alliance heralded as the end of Tory rule of Brighton and Hove has seemingly collapsed after little more than two months. Last December, the city council’s Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors forced the ruling Conservative party to make a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010 at 10:28 am

Brighton Carnival loses Arts Council funding

Brighton Carnival says the show will go on and is looking for sponsorship after losing its Arts Council funding. The carnival, which will be held on Sunday, July 25 this year, was first held in 1922, but has been holding July parades in its current form since 2007 – during...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010 at 9:06 am

Two Brighton teens assaulted in mobile phone robbery

Two teenage boys were assaulted and then robbed by a group of youthswho snatched a mobile phone in Brigthton city centre last week. The attack happened sometime between 11.30pm on Tuesday, February 16 and 1am on Wednesday. As the two victims were separated, one was assaulted on...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010 at 8:06 am

Fatboy Slim: "Big Beach Boutique too expensive"

Norman Cook says he won’t be playing Brighton again this year because it’s too expensive and tricky to put on. The Hove-based DJ, aka Fatboy Slim, says he gets a kick out of playing on the beach of his hometown. But unless he gets an “enormous sponsor” he...
Posted On 23 Feb 2010 at 6:35 pm

Brighton and Hove homeless thrown a telephone helpline

Remote telephone numbers are being set up for homeless people so they can hear about getting a home, GP appointments as well as training and job opportunities. A hundred free voicemail accounts will be set up with an 01273 number so they can collect messages from any phone using...
Posted On 23 Feb 2010 at 10:27 am

Brighton's temporary forest finds a permanent home

Trees from a miniature forest which appeared overnight in the city centre last summer before disappearing again will now find a home in East Brighton Park. Brighton student Lucy Palmer originally bought the trees for her temporary installation Walking Woods, which cropped up in...
Posted On 23 Feb 2010 at 9:10 am

Tenant fined for playing Banana Splits theme tune

A Brighton woman has been fined for repeatedly playing loud music, including the theme tune to the 1970s cartoon the Banana Splits. Neighbours of Amanda Millard got so fed up with listening to the zany song, they contacted the council’s environmental health team. Last Friday,...
Posted On 23 Feb 2010 at 8:20 am