Ex-Brighton councillor wins key post in Lords

A former Brighton councillor has been re-elected as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in the House of Lords. Navnit Dholakia was a member of Brighton Borough Council – now Brighton and Hove City Council – from 1961 to 1964. He was re-elected unopposed to the key...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 10:09 am

Revamp planned for Woodingdean business park

Developers have applied for planning permission to build the first phase of a proposed business park revamp in Woodingdean. Property firm St Modwen wants to create four industrial warehouse and office units totalling 3,479 sq m at Woodingdean Business Park, at the junction of...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 9:49 am

Brighton and Hove Council´s books open for inspection

Brighton and Hove voters have a once a year chance to look into the city´s finances in detail. Brighton and Hove City Council has just announced its annual audit of accounts. The annual audit is an opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts for the year to Wednesday...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 9:10 am

Six injured in Patcham crash

Six people were injured, three seriously, on the A23 near Brighton today, (Monday, June 14), when a Renault Clio and a Vauxhall Astra collided and then smashed into two parked cars. Four women had to be cut free from the Clio and six people were taken to the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 8:38 am

Apartments and offices plan proposed opposite Shoreham Harbour

A four-storey complex of 40 apartments with 870 sq m of office space and a medical centre is being planned for a site opposite Shoreham Harbour. Horsham-based developer Southern Housing Group has applied for permission to build the development on a derelict plot in Kingsway,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 8:03 am

Brighton MP wins ethical award

Brighton Pavilion´s Green MP Caroline Lucas has been named Ethical Politician of the Year by The Observer. But the newspaper´s report also questioned whether her aims were realistic. It asked whether the public was really prepared to live a greener lifestyle. Ms Lucas said that...
Posted On 13 Jun 2010 at 6:56 pm

Community split over Queen’s Park dog-free zone

Rival groups of residents are lobbying the council over the scrapping of a dog-free zone in Queen’s Park, Brighton. Hundreds of people have signed two opposing e-petitions about the issue. One petition, currently signed by 261 residents, calls for the re-instatement of a dog ban...
Posted On 13 Jun 2010 at 2:56 pm

Sussex University staff to strike again

Sussex University staff are to strike again on Friday (18 June) and the Monday after (21 June). Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are protesting about plans to cut more than 100 jobs at the campus in Falmer. And they have promised more disruption during exams. The...
Posted On 13 Jun 2010 at 9:26 am

Tributes to Brighton Travellers spokesman

A Brighton gathering of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers learnt about the death of one of their leading spokesmen yesterday. Michael Gavin was mourned by colleagues attending the Gypsy Roma Traveller Heritage Day at the Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton. Mr Gavin, a...
Posted On 13 Jun 2010 at 8:15 am

Brighton and Hove authors honoured by Queen

Three Brighton and Hove authors have been recognised by the Queen. James Herbert, 67, has been made an OBE in the Queen´s Birthday Honours List. The horror writer, who lives just outside Brighton, has been honoured for services to literature. His bestselling novels include The...
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 11:46 pm