Hove shop fire investigated

Police are investigating a fire at a Hove shop in the early hours of yesterday morning. Police and the fire service were called to The Conservatory in The Drive, Hove, at around 12.40am. The road was closed while fire crews distinguished the fire, the cause of which is currently...
Posted On 22 Jun 2010 at 7:39 am

Kemp Town community leader challenges council over all night booze licence bid

Brighton and Hove City Council has been challenged to stick by its guns and refuse plans for the latest new off licence in Kemp Town after another was granted permission. Last week, Lord of the Wines in Upper St James’s Street was given permission to sell booze until...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 10:00 am

Two injured in A23 crash Brighton

Two passengers needed hospital treatment after the vehicle they were travelling in lost control whilst travelling northbound on the A23 London Road, Brighton, at the junction with Surrenden Road. The incident happened at about 1.05am on Sunday, June 20 and involved a Hyundai...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 9:19 am

Lewes Road Community garden takes protest to court

A demonstration is expected to take part outside Brighton County Court this morning as developers take action to evict the Lewes Road Community Garden. The owners of the former petrol station site, Belfast-based Alburn Minos Development Ltd, are taking the action so they can...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 8:19 am

London to Brighton cyclist dies after collapsing on Ditchling Beacon

A cyclist taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride died after collapsing on the steep climb up Ditchling Beacon. The 48-year-old man stopped at 1.40pm yesterday afternoon. Staff from both St John Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service helped resuscitate him. An...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 7:57 am

Brighton students burgled by balaclava-clad thugs

Burglers wearing balaclavas forced their way into a student house in Colbourne Avenue, Moulsecoomb and took a television and laptop. The two students answered a knock at the door at about 11.30pm on Friday night.  The two raiders then pushed inside, at which point the students...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 7:51 am

Boy, 3, attacked by fox in Brighton playground

A three-year-old Brighton boy is recovering after being attacked by a fox in the grounds of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, the Sun reports. The boy was at a party at the Brighton school on Saturday when he was bitten by the creature after yanking its tail. He was taken...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 7:38 am

Brighton Marina tower blocks decision imminent

Brighton Marina’s neighbours should learn within weeks whether permission to build seven tower blocks there will be granted by the Government. The decision will be announced on or before Tuesday 13 July, according to Bob Neill, a Junior Minister at the Department for Communities...
Posted On 21 Jun 2010 at 6:00 am

London to Brighton Bike Ride cyclists pour into town

Brighton seafront is swarming with cyclists finishing the London to Brighton Bike Ride – Britain’s biggest annual charity cycle ride. The riders set off from Clapham Common in South London this morning with the earliest starting at 6am. The trickle of cyclists reaching Brighton a...
Posted On 20 Jun 2010 at 1:15 pm

Preston Park packed for Take Part festival

Tens of thousands of people across Brighton and Hove took part in Take Part yesterday as the city’s the international festival of sport kicked off in Preston Park, Brighton. Take Part Day is the first key event in the festival which includes three weekends of sporting activities....
Posted On 20 Jun 2010 at 12:36 pm