Albion can build £1m car park at old Brighton school

Brighton and Hove Albion have been granted permission to build a car park on the site of the old Falmer High School. The club will be able to use the 680-space car park up to 50 times a year for four years for football matches and other events. The Bridge Community Education...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012 at 2:54 pm

Dog walker finds body of missing man in Brighton park

The body of a missing 22-year-old man has been found in Stanmer Park in Brighton. The man had been reported missing from his home in Worthing at about 1am on Monday (23 April) by a worried member of his family. Sussex Police said that officers had already begun a search to try to...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012 at 11:48 am

Brighton and Hove politicians welcome signs of rethink on seafront parking charges

Indications that the Greens may rethink parking charges on Brighton seafront were welcomed yesterday by Labour and Conservative politicians. The suggestion followed a survey by the Tourism Alliance which asked ten questions, including whether trade had suffered and whether...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012 at 5:14 am

Work starts on Brighton’s first council houses for 30 years

Work has started on the first new council homes in Brighton and Hove for a generation. Councillor Liz Wakefield, the Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member for housing, marked the start of work at a turf-turning ceremony. The four-storey block of flats and a terrace of...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012 at 5:12 am

Brighton and Hove's audit bill cut by £700k

Changes in the way that council accounts are checked will save Brighton and Hove taxpayers at least £700,000. The job of auditing Brighton and Hove City Council’s accounts has been outsourced with the five-year contract going to Ernst and Young. The accountancy, one of Britain’s...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012 at 5:06 am

Heavy rain not enough to end hosepipe ban in Brighton and Hove

Recent rainfall and the downpours forecast for the coming week will not be enough for Southern Water to lift the hosepipe ban. Brighton and Hove has had one of its wettest months in recent memory since the government formally declared a drought at the start of April. And tomorrow...
Posted On 24 Apr 2012 at 11:33 pm

Green council sees red over Brighton firm's purple patch

A Brighton estate agent has been ordered to repaint its grade II listed premises. Bonett’s painted the outside of its offices purple and has been told to turn them back to white or pale cream by Friday 1 June. Brighton and Hove City Council has served an enforcement notice on the...
Posted On 24 Apr 2012 at 7:46 pm

Brighton road closed after horses escape from field

A busy road into Brighton was closed after more than a dozen horses escaped from a field. Sussex Police said that the southbound side of Ditchling Road was closed as the horses made their way along the road. Officers also received reports that some of the horses were on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2012 at 3:45 pm

Thief steals £9k watch from Brighton shop

A man has stolen a £9,000 Breitling watch from a Brighton jewellers. He stole the watch from Ernest Jones in Churchill Square at about 4pm on Friday (20 April) and made off towards Cannon Place. Sussex Police said that the man had been looking at the high-value brand name watches...
Posted On 24 Apr 2012 at 11:44 am

Brighton home made safe after being neglected

The council has restored a house in Brighton after it was allowed to become unsafe through neglect. It said that the full cost of the work would be reclaimed from the owner of the property in Dale Crescent, Patcham. The house was found to have structural problems after...
Posted On 24 Apr 2012 at 11:17 am