Tesco "spooked" by Lewes Road Community Garden's success

Tesco is reportedly worried about a possible boycott of its new store in Lewes Road following the success of the community garden. In an email sent to one of the gardeners and posted on Facebook, Green ward councillor Pete West says the supermarket giant has approached...
Posted On 28 Jun 2010 at 7:30 am

Brighton actress publishes book in memory of her late husband

The Brighton actress Natascha McElhone has written a book in memory of her late husband Martin Kelly. The book, called After You, is due to published by Penguin on Thursday 1 July and has been serialised in The Sunday Times. It is a moving account of McElhone’s grief after Kelly,...
Posted On 27 Jun 2010 at 9:40 pm

Brighton Pride's future in doubt as another backer pulls out

This year’s troubled Brighton Pride was dealt another blow yesterday with the withdrawal of one of its backers. The Women’s Performance Tent has backed out after its organisers, Brighton Women’s Centre, said they could not be sure Pride Organisers would give...
Posted On 24 Jun 2010 at 8:06 am

Empty Whitehawk house catches fire

A house in Whitehawk was badly damaged when a fire ripped through it last night. The fire at the house next to Whitehawk Primary School in Whitehawk Road started late yesterday evening and had been put out by about 11.30pm. Neighbour Jim Newham said: “This house has been...
Posted On 24 Jun 2010 at 8:05 am

Lewes Road Community Garden will be gone by Monday

The Lewes Road Community Garden is to be dismantled after Brighton County Court granted its owners an eviction order. The order, granted on Monday, gave the gardeners until 4.30pm next Monday to leave, or garden founders Duncan Blinkhorn and Ron Evans would be liable for the...
Posted On 24 Jun 2010 at 7:36 am

Brighton and Hove radio station merges with rival

A Brighton and Hove radio station is being merged with a sister broadcaster in Crawley. The owner has told staff that there is a “risk of redundancies”. Heart Sussex – formerly Southern FM – will combine with Mercury FM, the Crawley-based station, as part of a consolidation by...
Posted On 23 Jun 2010 at 8:34 am

Motorboat rescued after running aground

Three people were rescued when their 34 foot motorboat was swept onto rocks south of Roedean school yesterday afternoon. The RNLI Brighton Lifeboat was launched shortly before 3pm after the 8 ton boat ran aground. An RNLI spokesman said: “Once it was established that all of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2010 at 8:01 am

Will anyone actually call it the American Express Community Stadium?

Brighton and Hove Albion and American Express have finally announced what has long been suspected – that the new stadium at Falmer will be called the American Express Community Stadium. The deal was first uncovered by Albion blog We Are Brighton, which revealed the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2010 at 7:49 am

White Night festival is back

Brighton and Hove was basking in the sunshine on the longest day of the year yesterday – but the city council is already busy planning a festival for when the clocks go back. The novel White Night night time festival is back for a third year on October 30 – with hopes for...
Posted On 22 Jun 2010 at 10:50 am

Parents of "brave" fox-bite toddler say nobody is to blame

The parents of a Brighton toddler bitten by a fox on Saturday say nobody is to blame for the attack. Jake Jermy, 3, was playing at the Dorothy Stringer pre-school playgroup at a private party on Saturday when the fox, which was living under a raised classroom, bit him. The case...
Posted On 22 Jun 2010 at 7:49 am