Fresh storm warning for Brighton and Hove

A fresh storm warning has been issued by Brighton and Hove City Council as clean-up work continues after the gales last night (Monday 12 December). More than a dozen beach huts were destroyed, damaged or moved. Boats were overturned. Chimneys and roof tiles were damaged, A...
Posted On 13 Dec 2011 at 11:37 pm

Spirit of change helps revive Hove church

A breath of fresh air has been breezing through church life in Hove over the past six months. Talisker MacLeod, 30, was ordained as a deacon in June and joined All Saints in The Drive as a curate, assisting Father Phil Ritchie, a relative newcomer to the parish himself. She was...
Posted On 13 Dec 2011 at 11:00 pm

Former Hove councillor cleared of misconduct

A former Hove councillor has been cleared of breaching Brighton and Hove City Council’s code of conduct. She was alleged to have taken photographs of members of the public during a council meeting and to have laughed in their faces when asked to stop. Mrs Older admitted taking a...
Posted On 13 Dec 2011 at 12:43 pm

Firefighters rescue man from burning Portslade flat

Four fire crews tackled a serious blaze in a block of flats in Portslade this morning (Monday 12 December). They rescued a man who had been badly overcome by thick smoke in the living room of his top floor flat in Windlesham Close where the fire started. The man was taken to the...
Posted On 12 Dec 2011 at 11:03 pm

Brighton and Hove parking review begins

A review of parking across Brighton and Hove has begun. Residents, businesses and other interested parties will be asked about the three key subjects Prices The future of controlled parking zones The operation of the parking service Changes to parking prices were approved in...
Posted On 12 Dec 2011 at 10:08 pm

Brighton and Hove placed on flood alert as storm force winds are forecast

A flood alert has been issued for the area that includes Brighton and Hove as gales of up to force 10 have been forecast. The Environment Agency said that flooding was possible for coastal areas from the western arm of Shoreham Harbour to Beachy Head. The agency said that...
Posted On 12 Dec 2011 at 5:55 pm

New Brighton theatre wins licence

A new theatre has been granted a licence in the centre of Brighton. Sussex Police initially objected to a licence for The Theatre in The Lanes because of its location in North Street. North Street is in what is known as the “cumulative impact area” where Brighton and...
Posted On 12 Dec 2011 at 12:34 pm

Pupils pampered on fact-finding trip to Brighton and Hove college

A group of pupils came to Brighton to learn about further education courses and found themselves being given a pampering. Pupils from Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School visited City College Brighton and Hove for a flavour of the courses on offer. When they reached the Hair...
Posted On 12 Dec 2011 at 1:14 am

Conservative candidate in Hove by-election calls for graffiti crackdown

The Conservative candidate in the Westbourne by-election has called for a crackdown on graffiti. Graham Cox, who hopes to win a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council in by-election, said that he had been talking to residents about graffiti blighting the area’s streets. He said...
Posted On 11 Dec 2011 at 8:19 pm

Former cabinet minister enters Hove by-election fray with plea to keep toilets open

A former Labour cabinet minister is due to visit Hove tomorrow morning (Monday 12 December) to support the party’s campaign to keep open public toilets threatened by budget cuts. Hilary Benn, now the Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, will also lend his support to...
Posted On 11 Dec 2011 at 8:16 pm