Hove school pupils hand in petition to 10 Downing Street

Students and teachers from Blatchington Mill School presented a “Send My Sister to School” petition to 10 Downing Street. They were joined by Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, who helped organise the trip. The Send My Sister to School campaign focuses on giving girls...
Posted On 21 Jul 2011 at 2:50 am

Panel decides Hove supermarket's drinks licence application

The Co-op has been granted a drinks licence for its new store in Western Road, Hove. The supermarket has bought the old Providence pub and applied to sell alcoholic drinks there from 8am to 11pm every day. The shop will be open from 6am to 11pm every day and will compete with,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2011 at 2:42 am

Planners give verdict on Hove seafront scheme

The six townhouses planned to replace the collapsed Sackville Hotel on Hove seafront have been rejected by councillors. The terrace of five houses in Kingsway – five storeys high plus basement – met criticism for being a pastiche of Regency architecture. The sixth house had been...
Posted On 21 Jul 2011 at 2:06 am

Inspectors give good report to City College Brighton and Hove

Independent inspectors have rated City College Brighton and Hove as good with some outstanding features. The Ofsted inspectors gave the further education college, based in Pelham Street, an upbeat report after carrying out a week-long inspection last month. The report said: “City...
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 at 8:22 pm

Brighton attempted murder suspect remanded in custody

A Brighton man appeared before magistrates today charged with attempted murder. Patrick Lyons, 55, of Down Terrace, Brighton, was charged with trying to kill Barry Gordon, 33, of The Causeway, Brighton. He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 22 July....
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 at 7:54 pm

Girl reports stranger approaching her in Brighton

A girl of 11 has reported being approached by a stranger in Brighton who offered her a lift. Sussex Police said that it wanted to repeat its advice to children not to accept a lift or go with anyone they do not know. The girl was walking alone in Brighton, at the junction of...
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 at 3:59 pm

Planners urged to reject Regency-style homes on Hove seafront

Planners are being urged to turn down an application to build six townhouses on the site of the old Sackville Hotel on Hove seafront. They will consider the application this afternoon (Wednesday 20 July) when they meet at Hove Town Hall. A terrace of five of the seafront...
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 at 11:42 am

Three-screen cinema approved for centre of Brighton

Brighton is to have a new cinema in the North Laine area. Komedia has been granted permission to convert its upstairs live performance area into a cinema with three screens. The existing comedy, music, cabaret and theatre auditorium, which could hold 560 people, will now seat 249...
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 at 2:40 am

Brighton man charged with attempted murder

A 55-year-old driver has been charged with attempted murder after a Brighton man was attacked and run over outside his home. Patrick Lyons, of Down Terrace, Brighton, has been charged with the attempted murder of Barry Gordon in The Causeway on Saturday afternoon (16 July). He is...
Posted On 19 Jul 2011 at 11:58 pm

Clock Tower roadworks to close busy Brighton road

Dozens of bus journeys will be diverted in Brighton tomorrow evening (Wednesday 20 July) when Queen’s Road is closed close to the Clock Tower. The road surface is due to be repaired with work scheduled to start at 7pm and finish at about midnight. Work is also due to be carried...
Posted On 19 Jul 2011 at 11:40 pm