Greater Brighton Economic Board looks at how to boost jobs and economic growth

Politicians and business leaders are sitting round the same table to try to work out ways to boost jobs and economic growth in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The latest discussion took place at the Greater Brighton Economic Board which also includes council chief...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:35 pm

Hove Conservative parliamentary candidate to step down from council

The Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hove, Graham Cox, is to step down from Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Cox, 52, who represents Westbourne ward, won his seat in a by-election in December 2011. He said that it would be inappropriate to contest both elections...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:30 pm

Do you know Good Samaritan who stopped man raping woman?

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Park Crescent Road, Brighton, at about 6am on Monday (4 August). The incident happened in the street after the 43-year-old victim had met her attacker the night before. The police were alerted by a call from a member...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:05 pm
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Brighton and Hove Albion bosses Hyypia, Bloom and Barber to answer questions at fans forum tonight

Brighton and Hove Albion bosses Sami Hyypia, Tony Bloom and Paul Barber are to answer questions at a fans forum this evening (Tuesday 5 August). The manager, chairman and chief executive will join 400 supporters in the Bupa Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium in...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 4:11 pm

Cones blamed for Vogue Gyratory accidents

Could cones be responsible for a chain of accidents at the Vogue Gyratory roadworks? The worried driver who filmed this YouTube video certainly thinks so. Since the roadworks started last month, they’ve witnessed three accidents at the junction, which they believe were all...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 3:16 pm
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Cod and cockroaches with a side of rats leads to hefty fine for Whitehawk chippy

A complaint about a deep fried cockroach found in the bottom of a bag of chips led to a discovery of shocking food hygiene conditions at a city take-away, including an infestation of rats. Food hygiene officers from Brighton & Hove City Council visiting Cod Plus in Whitehawk...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 2:12 pm
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Message from cancer patient failed by medics who made ‘catastrophic’ error: be careful

A cancer patient whose tumour was missed by medics who made a “catastrophic and irreversible error” told future doctors they need to “be careful”. The patient, known only as Brian, is now battling terminal lung cancer diagnosed in 2013 – but an x-ray...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 11:03 am
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Campaigners push for Brighton Hippodrome to be listed as a community asset in bid to halt development

The push to prevent the Brighton Hippodrome being turned into a cinema shows no sign of abating, with campaigners now urging Brighton and Hove City Council to declare it an asset of community value. This would halt the Kuig Property Investments’ plans to transform it into...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 10:06 am
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Brighton to have new West Pier? Trust asks members for their views

West Pier Trust members are being asked to help decide whether a new pier is built in Brighton. The trust wrote to members yesterday (Monday 4 August) asking for views about a replacement pier now that work on the i360 has started. The trust’s chairman Glynn Jones said: “i360...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 9:51 am

More student housing for London Road area set to be approved

More student housing is set to be built at the old Buxtons shop in Ditchling Road. Brighton and Hove City Council officers are recommending that plans to knock down the store and replace it with 58 student rooms are approved. The store has been closed since 2009, and has provided...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 9:10 am
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