Historic Hove site to be revamped after badger fears allayed

More changes are on the way at one of Hove’s most historic sites after planners gave permission for a revamp. A single-storey exhibition hall can now be built at the Engineerium in The Droveway, Hove, and an underground exhibition area can be created below the existing car park....
Posted On 25 Jul 2011 at 3:30 am

Brighton and Hove MPs speak up for animal rights

The Conservative MP for Hove Mike Weatherley has raised concerns about the badger cull which has been proposed to contain bovine tuberculosis. Mr Weatherley said that he was worried that a vaccination programme was being overlooked in favour of a cull despite scientific evidence...
Posted On 24 Jul 2011 at 11:13 pm

Brighton health campaigners call meeting to fight NHS reforms

Health workers, patients and community campaigners are holding a public meeting tomorrow evening (Monday 25 July) about health services. The group behind the meeting, Keep Our NHS Public, said that it wants to discuss how to stop the government from privatising the NHS. Speakers...
Posted On 24 Jul 2011 at 3:46 pm

Brighton cancer survivor wades in to help charity swimmers

A cancer survivor who works in Brighton and lives in Portslade is encouraging as many people as possible to support a charity swim in a variety of ways. Richard Carter, 46, a father of two, even posed on the beach near Brighton Marina to show his backing for the event – known as...
Posted On 23 Jul 2011 at 8:59 pm

Former Brighton Argus journalist sacked during phone hacking investigation

A journalist who worked at The Argus in Brighton has been sacked from The Sun. Matt Nixson was dismissed as an internal investigation seeks to establish the extent of phone hacking at The Sun’s defunct sister title, the News of the World. Mr Nixson was head of features at The Sun...
Posted On 23 Jul 2011 at 1:39 pm

Two to stay in prison awaiting trial for Brighton murder

A man and a woman have pleaded not guilty to murdering a popular Brighton man in his town centre home. Denise Antonia, 33, of Appledore Road, Moulsecoomb, and David Sole, 32, of no fixed address, appeared at Lewes Crown Court accused of killing Jonathan Ellison, known as Jon to...
Posted On 22 Jul 2011 at 9:15 pm

Brighton death crash driver jailed for six years

A Brighton man has been jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving. Jonathan Wenham, 40, of Ridgeside Avenue, Patcham, was over the drink-drive limit when he crashed in the centre of Brighton in January. One of his three passengers, Nicholas Messenger, 28, of Old...
Posted On 22 Jul 2011 at 8:46 pm

Portslade store may be taken back to court

Weeks after being fined by magistrates, the Aldi supermarket in Portslade risks being prosecuted again. The store’s bosses are being served with a formal notice for breaching planning conditions – for a second time this year. Last time they ignored the notice and in May they were...
Posted On 22 Jul 2011 at 3:16 pm

Brighton shoppers donate a tonne of food to charity

Customers at a Brighton supermarket donated more than one and a quarter tonnes of food to charity over just one weekend. Sainsbury’s in Lewes Road joined forces with the charity FareShare and has started distributing the donations through organisations such as the Fresh Start...
Posted On 22 Jul 2011 at 2:59 pm

Brighton and Hove transport chief plans to tackle pollution

Nitrogen dioxide levels have risen in Brighton and Hove over the past two years, according to the council. Last year concentrations remained above the NO2 legal limit at some roadside locations in Central Brighton and Portslade. Air quality is measured continuously in Preston...
Posted On 21 Jul 2011 at 4:13 pm