Flying doughnut picture spoofs Brighton i360

A picture poking affectionate fun at the Brighton i360 has became an internet hit on the day the real thing celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony. Alex Bamford posted this picture on Twitter at 2.30pm, just as the ground was broken a few metres down the beach – and within...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 8:53 pm
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Brighton i360 column parts to be brought in by barge

Steel cups used to build the new Brighton i360 – the world’s first vertical cable car observation tower – will be brought to the beach by barge, it was revealed today. The long-awaited tower celebrated its groundbreaking with a ceremony on the beach by the West...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 8:46 pm
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Noisy seagulls could be drunk – on flying ants

Have you found the seagulls rowdier than usual this year? If so, it could be because they’re drunk – on flying ants. Incredible as it may seem, biologists believe the warm weather has seen an increase in the flying insects, to the delight of greedy seagulls. Formic...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 7:04 pm
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Brighton man dies after plunging from Saltdean cliffs

A Brighton man has died after falling 30ft from cliffs in Saltdean last night. The 31-year-old was seriously injured in the fall and confirmed dead at the scene. A police spokeswoman said: “At 8.40pm on Monday, 28 July a man was seen to fall about 30ft from a cliff edge off...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 4:34 pm
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West Pier Arches re-open following £5m revamp

The West Pier seafront arches officially opened today following a £5million refurbishment. All of the ten units are now let, with many already open for business. The city council began the project to rebuild, strengthen and refurbish the Victorian arches in November 2012, between...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 3:56 pm
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All change on Brighton and Hove Buses

Brighton and Hove Buses has made changes to many of its services this autumn, from wholesale revision of routes to timetable tweaks. Among the biggest changes are to routes serving the Hanover and Queen’s Park area of Brighton. The 18 will now run in both directions between...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 3:45 pm
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March for England ‘could have cost Brighton businesses millions’

The March for England through Brighton could have cost the city’s businesses millions according to a new survey. The nationalist march and counter-protest took place on April 27, and the ensuing violence led many businesses to lose trade or shut up shop for the day...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 3:17 pm
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Green flag award for The Level

A year after its transformation, The Level has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag award. The awards, given out by Keep Britain Tidy, has been hailed as the final seal of approval for the Brighton park. The award brings the number of Green Flags flying in the city’s parks...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 2:19 pm
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Giggling Squid restaurant devastated by hailstones ‘the size of golfballs’

The Giggling Squid in Hove has been forced to close after a deluge of massive hailstones ripped through its roof, causing damage over four floors. The restaurant in Church Road has had to cancel scores of bookings over the next six weeks while the whole premises is renovated at a...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 2:07 pm
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Hove Conservatives to pick parliamentary candidate tomorrow

Local Conservative Party members are due to meet tomorrow (Wednesday 30 July) to choose a candidate to stand in Hove at the next general election. The selection process is under way because the sitting MP Mike Weatherley announced this month that he would step down in May next...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 1:57 pm