Another new late night off licence planned for Kemp Town

Backers of a proposed new off licence called Lord Of The Wines will find out this week whether it will be granted permission to serve drinks until 4am. The licensing committee of Brighton and Hove City Council will consider the application for a new use for a former sweet shop....
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 10:09 pm

Oceana earns dubious title of Brighton's most violent club

A violent attack took place in Oceana night club in West Street every other week last year, new figures reveal. The night club topped a table detailing how many times Sussex Police recorded violence against the person at licensed premises in Brighton and Hove. Some 25 incidents...
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 10:01 pm

Brighton lifeboat rescues lone sailor

The Brighton lifeboat crew rescued a boat from the English Channel early this morning. The RNLI Brighton crew were called out to a broken down vessel south of Brighton Marina at 6.44am. The lone skipper was safe and well but unable to restart the engine of his boat. Forty minutes...
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 9:40 pm

Brighton primary school set for major expansion

Plans for a major expansion of a popular Brighton primary school have been unveiled. Brighton and Hove City Council has submitted a planning application to build 12 new classrooms, along with other facilities, in a two-storey extension at outstanding-rated Westdene Primary, in...
Posted On 11 Jun 2010 at 9:31 am

Hove pub wants hotel expansion

A seafront pub wants to expand its hotel facilities by installing five new rooms in a roof conversion. Owners of the Blue Lagoon, in Kingsway, Hove, have applied for planning permission for the work, which would increase its total number of bedrooms to 20. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 11 Jun 2010 at 7:31 am

New homes bid for seafront nursing home

Developers want to renovate a seafront care home to create six two-storey houses and three flats. Hove-based HR Investments have applied for planning permission to convert Newick House Nursing Home, in Marine Drive, Rottingdean. The latest proposals come seven years after Barratt...
Posted On 11 Jun 2010 at 7:30 am

Preparations made for rumoured new Hollingbury M&S store

 The owners of a Brighton retail park have applied for permission for Sunday trading at a unit Marks and Spencer have been linked with. Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd. have submitted a planning application to Brighton and Hove City Council asking for permission for the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2010 at 7:29 am

England flag flies over Brighton and Hove

Throughout the World Cup period Brighton and Hove Council will fly the English flag, the St George Cross, from the city’s three town halls. However, this weekend the Union Flag will fly above Brighton, Hove and Portslade town halls to honour the Queen’s official...
Posted On 10 Jun 2010 at 3:50 pm

Three jailed for attack on Brighton artist

A man and two teenagers were jailed for a total of eight-and-a-half years today (Thursday 10 June) after a serious assault on an artist. Christopher Winnan, 21 of Birdham Road, Brighton, and Damien Leaney, 17, of Horton Road, Brighton, were both found guilty of violent disorder....
Posted On 10 Jun 2010 at 2:49 pm

Community Base accuses council of double standards after second billboard refusal

Brighton’s Community Base says a decision to refuse advertising on one of its walls “flies in the face of common sense” The building, which leases space to 27 community groups and charities, will miss out on the chance of vital funding after Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 10 Jun 2010 at 8:15 am