Revamp for London Road's garden oasis

A quaint square opposite St Peter’s Church has been given a facelift with new plants and benches. Pelham Square was redesigned approximately 25 years ago, but the planting had become tired and uninteresting. Now the council’s Cityparks have completely cleared out all the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2010 at 10:52 am

Hove 'school' celebrates 125 years

One of Hove’s oldest school buildings is marking its 125th anniversary. The Connaught Centre held an open day yesterday with the support of the Brighton Society. Activities included a Victorian school experience for “children” of all ages. There were costumes on hand for younger...
Posted On 21 Mar 2010 at 12:02 pm

Brighton's Market Diner closes for maintenance

One of Brighton’s most popular cafés was rumoured to have closed at the weekend – but the truth is more mundane. Reports were circulating on the internet that the Market Diner in Circus Street, Brighton, may have closed its doors for a final time. After all, less than two years...
Posted On 21 Mar 2010 at 9:43 am

Five year match ban for violent Seagulls supporter

A Brighton and Hove Albion fan was today banned from going to any of his beloved team’s matches after being found guilty of violent behaviour. Joshua Moore, 21, of Chichester Drive East, Saltdean,was served a five year football banning order today at Eastbourne Magistrates...
Posted On 19 Mar 2010 at 6:37 pm

Brighton pensioner jailed for 19 years for abusing five young girls

A pensioner has been jailed for 19 years today for abusing five young girls over a 20 year period. Gordon Brian Redmond, who lived in Brighton at the time of the offences, repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted his victims who were then aged between 10 and 15. It was 35 years...
Posted On 19 Mar 2010 at 6:29 pm

Rainbow coalition rises again to combat car use

The alliance of Brighton and Hove’s opposition parties came together once more last night to safeguard a commitment to get people out of their cars. The Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green councillors voted to save the sustainable transport section of the city’s...
Posted On 19 Mar 2010 at 10:17 am

Create your own celebrity potato

Brighton Garden Centre is giving youngsters the chance to carve a humble spud into their favourite rock, film or sports star. Staff at Brighton Garden Centre on Warren Road, are challenging children to create weird and wonderful creatures and people from potatoes. Models will...
Posted On 19 Mar 2010 at 9:24 am

Elderly Brighton and Hove befriending scheme hailed as national beacon

A scheme to befriend lonely elderly people in Brighton and Hove has been such a success it should be rolled out nationally, a charity said today. Counsel and Care, a national charity working with older people, has used the city’s Neighbourhood Care Scheme as proof that...
Posted On 19 Mar 2010 at 8:57 am

Hove man's death from mephedrone furthers call to ban deadly legal high

A Hove man was confirmed as the fifth known victim of the deadly legal high mephedrone today. John Sterling Smith, 46, collapsed at a party in the early hours of February 7 and died shortly afterwards. His brother, businessman Roger Smith, 51, told The Argus: “I had no idea he...
Posted On 18 Mar 2010 at 8:28 pm

Historic Royal Alex Hospital saved

The main building of Brighton’s former Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital is set to be given extra protection against developers thanks to Brighton and Hove City Council. The council has just issued new planning guidance, which will provide the basis of any decision over future...
Posted On 18 Mar 2010 at 7:37 pm