Brighton galleries offer creative residencies

By Jenni Davidson Two Brighton galleries are offering creative residencies this year. Fabrica is on the lookout for an artist-in-residence and a writer-in-residence. The gallery has created the roles as part of its Time and Place project. Time and Place is an EU-funded project...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014 at 7:18 pm
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Paramedics treat man for breathing in smoke after Brighton kitchen fire

A man suffered the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire started while he was cooking at a property in Brighton yesterday evening (Thursday 6 March). He was treated at the scene by paramedics. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters were sent to tackle the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014 at 3:36 pm

Work on the Brighton i360 to start within weeks

Work on the i360 viewing tower on Brighton seafront is expected to start within weeks, the West Pier Trust said yesterday (Thursday 6 March). The trust issued a statement after members of Brighton and Hove City Council agreed to lend £36 million to the project from the Public...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014 at 7:51 am

Man raped in Hove

A 24-year-old man was raped in public toilets in Goldstone Villas, Hove, at about 4pm yesterday (Wednesday 5 March). Two suspects are currently being sought. Both are white men and both are about 6ft tall. One was in his late twenties to early thirties, of slender build and with...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014 at 10:35 pm

Funding agreed for Brighton i360

Funding for the i360 has been agreed by Brighton and Hove City Council. The decision was taken by the council’s Policy and Resources Committee in a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 6 March). Opposition Conservative group leader Councillor Geoffrey Theobald...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014 at 5:45 pm

Brighton and Hove puts late night levy proposal on hold

More than 400 pubs, bars and clubs in Brighton and Hove are open until at least 1am – and in more than 70 cases for 24 hours a day. About 110 licensed premises stay open to 1am, 122 until 2am, 51 until 3am, 18 until 4am, 16 until 5am and 13 until 6am. The figures formed...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014 at 3:31 pm

Woman attacked in centre of Brighton

A woman was attacked in the centre of Brighton at the weekend by a man who tried to snatch her bag. The victim and the attacker appeared to know each other, according to Sussex Police. The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack in Brighton in the early hours...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014 at 8:44 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors raise council tax by 2 per cent

Council tax in Brighton and Hove will go up just under 2 per cent next year. Brighton and Hove councillors agreed to set a budget and the council tax as they met for a second time in a week. They also threw out the Greens’ proposed 4.75 per cent council tax rise – again – which...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014 at 6:49 pm

Brighton and Hove 20mph speed limit extended

The area of Brighton and Hove covered by a 20mph speed limit has been extended. The original city centre 20mph zone will now cover dozens of other roads including the whole of Bevendean, Moulsecoomb and Hollingdean. All of Coldean will be covered except Coldean Lane where the...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014 at 9:41 am

Woman faked panic attacks to avoid breath test in Brighton

A Brighton court has banned a woman from driving after she faked panic attacks to prevent officers from testing her for drink driving. Laura Leslie repeatedly claimed that she needed medical help and refused to answer police questions after she was arrested in Brighton. Leslie,...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014 at 10:58 pm