Brighton and Hove gets £200k in Government seaside cash

Brighton and Hove has been given £200,000 by the Government to help it recover from the recession. The city is one of 25 seaside towns and cities in the UK to benefit from the cash windfall. It comes as the Government publishes its seaside strategy, which also includes a...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 1:34 pm

Kemptown Ben is back in the blogosphere

Controversial Green councillor and Kemptown MP hopeful Ben Duncan has launched a new blog. Mr Duncan, known on Twitter as KemptownBen, wrote a lively and outspoken blog which often sparked hot debate – especially when they were picked up by The Argus and some of its more...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 1:07 pm

Brighton burglars target garages

Thieves have stolen tools, sports equipment and generators in a spate of garage burglaries in Brighton. The break-ins have taken place in the Brentwood Road, Surrenden Road and Lauriston Road areas, many in blocks of garages set back from houses. Brighton police have warned...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 12:03 pm

Brighton's Taj stores 'have issues'

Rumours that Brighton’s much-loved Taj Grocers stores have gone bust are not true, its management says – but its parent company is having “issues”. Over the last day, rumours have spread over Twitter and the Albion forum North Stand Chat that the chain has...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 11:48 am

Flasher stalks Brighton woman

A man has been terrorising a Brighton woman by entering her back garden and on one occasion flashing at her. Police have released this picture of a man who they want to speak to in connection with the incidents in the Ditchling Road area of Brighton. The flasher first entered the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 10:43 am

Driver found dead in car at foot of cliffs

A man’s body has been recovered from a green Jaguar found upside down at the bottom of cliffs at Peacehaven this morning. The alarm was raised by a member of the public who spotted the car near to the Meridian monument in Peacehaven just after 8.30am. Police, fire, ambulance and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2010 at 1:56 pm

University dean signs petition against closure of Brighton Arthouse

The University of Brighton’s Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Anne Boddington, has signed a petition against the axing of vocational art courses at the Brighton Arthouse. Scores of people have signed the online petition asking for the seven courses in silversmithing,...
Posted On 25 Mar 2010 at 11:26 am

Language school rule changes could cost Brighton and Hove £35m a year

City language schools fear losing up to £35m a year because of planned changes to the rules on visas for overseas students studying in Britain. The rule changes, which the Government says is aimed at improving border security, require increased standards of English, meaning...
Posted On 25 Mar 2010 at 10:15 am

Council leader calls for action against supermarket giants

Council Leader Mary Mears says she hopes Brighton and Hove can stop supermarket giants opening more stores in the city. The Conservative leader spoke out on her blog after Sainsbury’s was refused planning permission for its new Express store frontage – after it had...
Posted On 25 Mar 2010 at 8:55 am

Burglars pose as cops to raid Brighton homes

Distraction burglars posing as policemen used their fake credentials to burgle two homes in Brighton this week. Police believe the “despicable” crimes may be linked to similar crimes in Brighton and Portslade earlier this month. And on Monday, two more distraction burglars posing...
Posted On 24 Mar 2010 at 8:36 am