Forty firefighters tackle blaze next to Brighton theatre

Fire damaged a flat over a restaurant in the centre of Brighton last night (Saturday 1 January). The fire, over Pinocchio’s restaurant in New Road, Brighton, a few doors from the Theatre Royal, was reported to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service shortly before 7pm. Ten fire...
Posted On 20 Jan 2013 at 9:24 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Pole axed?

By Tim Hodges Birmingham City 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 The Albion came away with a creditable draw from the Midlands but should really have come away from St Andrew’s with all three points. With huge piles of snow cleared around the side of the pitch, City took the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013 at 9:12 pm

Brighton and Hove business leaders urge council to build at Toads Hole Valley

Business leaders have written to every member of Brighton and Hove City Council urging them to build 700 homes at Toads Hole Valley. Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership sent the letter after the publication of the City Plan which has been produced by the council but has not...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013 at 10:12 am

Dozens of jobs to go at Shoreham Harbour

A building materials group based at Shoreham Harbour is to shed dozens of jobs. The Dudman Group, which is based at Albion Wharf in Albion Street, Southwick, went into administration last Friday (11 January). And on Wednesday (16 January) one of the joint administrators, James...
Posted On 18 Jan 2013 at 8:20 pm

Brighton housing charity beats festive fundraising target

The housing and homelessness charity Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) beat its £12,000 fundraising target over the festive season. A range of events to raise money for BHT’s First Base day centre netted almost £16,300. Events ranged from Christmas fairs, street collections and a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thieves steal valuable print from Hove charity shop

Thieves have stolen a signed boxing print from a charity shop in Hove. The limited edition colour print shows Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier facing off as they promoted their “Thrilla in Manila” world title fight in 1975. The print, numbered 29 of 50, was due to be auctioned to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2013 at 9:19 am

Schools close as snow falls over Brighton and Hove

Snow is falling across Brighton and Hove and the Met Office expects it to continue on and off until the early hours of tomorrow (Saturday 19 January). Train companies Southern and First Capital Connect warned commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade that they faced disruption...
Posted On 18 Jan 2013 at 8:43 am

Brighton police searching for podgy bald man after sexual assault

A woman was sexually assaulted in the centre of Brighton as she waited for a bus to Lewes. Sussex Police released a CCTV image of the suspect who is alleged to have stroked the woman’s bottom. The incident happened as the woman waited for the number 28 bus at the Old Steine in...
Posted On 17 Jan 2013 at 9:53 pm

Met Office issues snow warning for Brighton and Hove tomorrow

Brighton and Hove may have more snow tomorrow (Friday 18 January). The Met Office has issued a blizzard warning for parts of southern England with snowfall of up to 2ft forecast on higher ground. Up to 4in is expected to fall in or near Brighton and Hove with cold south-easterly...
Posted On 17 Jan 2013 at 6:48 pm

Blockbuster shop in Hove at risk of closing

The Blockbuster Video shop in Blatchington Road, Hove, is threatened with closure after the rental chain went into administration yesterday (Wednesday 16 January). The shop rents and sells DVDs and video games and is continuing to trade while the administrators try to find a...
Posted On 17 Jan 2013 at 5:33 pm