Construction work on i360 to begin on Brighton seafront next week

Construction work on the i360 tower on Brighton seafront is to start next week. The 600ft tower, which is being created by Marks Barfield, the firm behind the London Eye, will be the tallest visitor attraction in Britain outside the capital. As contractors gathered this week...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014 at 12:25 pm

Minister praises Brighton and Hove’s green energy drive

A government minister praised people and businesses in Brighton and Hove for turning green energy from something for ideological enthusiasts to a mainstream choice. Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker spoke during a visit to Shoreham Harbour where he climbed on to the roof of...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014 at 11:54 am

Brighton pub campaigners call meeting for tonight

By Tatiana Aversa Sanchez The Rose Hill Tavern Action Group is to hold a public meeting this evening (Thursday 26 June) at the Calvary Church in Viaduct Road, Brighton, to discuss the future of the pub. Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask any questions that they...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014 at 10:13 am

Woman attacked at Brighton bus stop

A 34-year-old woman was attacked at a bus stop in Eastern Road, Brighton, on Saturday (21 June). The victim received a minor injury to her head after she was assaulted while waiting for a bus at 10.50pm. There is believed to be one suspect who is described as a white man, about...
Posted On 25 Jun 2014 at 11:02 pm

Peter Tatchell to address fire service’s Pride conference in Brighton

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to address a conference organised by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in Brighton on the eve of Pride. Mr Tatchell is the main speaker at the “We don’t talk about that” conference at the Thistle hotel on Friday 1 August. Assistant Chief...
Posted On 25 Jun 2014 at 9:54 pm

University refused permission to build 4,000 student bedsits on edge of Brighton

Sussex University has been refused outline planning permission to build more than 4,000 students bedsits on the edge of Brighton. The plans would also have meant replacing some academic facilities and building a new life sciences centre on the university’s Falmer campus. They...
Posted On 25 Jun 2014 at 4:33 pm

Government agrees that permanent traveller site for Brighton should go ahead

Plans for a permanent traveller site which have been approved by the South Downs National Park Authority can go ahead. Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has decided against “calling in” the plans. The permanent site is next to the recently reopened traveller...
Posted On 24 Jun 2014 at 3:31 pm

Brighton primary school seeks planning permission for ‘bulge’ class hut

A Brighton primary is seeking planning permission for a temporary hut so that it can take a “bulge” class to help alleviate the shortage of school places. Saltdean Primary School, in Chiltington Way, Saltdean, is expected to learn tomorrow (Wednesday 25 June) whether it can put...
Posted On 24 Jun 2014 at 11:17 am

Brighton satirists vow that the Treason Show will go on despite fire

A fire has destroyed the prop store for the long-running Brighton satirical theatre company the Treason Show. The one of the show’s stars Mark Brailsford, who has also directed performances for the past 13 years, said: “The prop store for the Treason Show was my Mum and Dad’s...
Posted On 24 Jun 2014 at 10:13 am

Independent Brighton councillor challenges political parties over travellers

Brighton and Hove’s sole Independent councillor has urged the three main parties to support her efforts to protect public parks from unauthorised travellers’ camps. Councillor Christina Summers hopes to submit a motion to the next meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council but...
Posted On 24 Jun 2014 at 12:57 am