Plan to turn Brighton pub into hostel rejected

A plan to turn a former Brighton pub into a hostel has been rejected. The planning application to convert the Toby Inn, in Cowley Drive, Woodingdean, was thrown out at a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Wednesday 27 August). Councillor Dee Simson, who represents...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 10:58 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Battle of the Albions

The Seagulls have been drawn away to Burton Albion in the League Cup 3rd round. It will be the first competitive meeting between the two teams. Burton’s best-known link to Brighton and Hove Albion is that they sold Peter Ward to the club for £5,000 in 1975. In those days...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 10:22 pm
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Sauce and kitsch: Kate camps it up for her fellow Brightonians

Baked Alaska, tiramisu cake and melting self saucing puddings were the challenge facing Brighton mum Kate Pritchard in the fourth round of the Great British Bake Off
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 9:01 pm
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Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls sign striker Baldock from Bristol City

Albion have signed Bristol City striker Sam Baldock in a deal thought to be worth around £2 million. Baldock has agreed to a four-year contract at the Amex and is available for selection against Charlton Athletic this Saturday (30 August). Albion boss Sami Hyypia said: “Sam was...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 6:18 pm
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Have you seen missing girl?

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing teenager Reem Abu Sharma, who went missing on Sunday (24 August). The 16-year-old, from Italy, had been visiting family in Brighton and was last seen with two men near St James’s Street and walking towards Old Steine at...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 6:04 pm
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Major blaze at Brighton garage

A large blaze has broken out at a Brighton garage. At the height of the blaze, six fire engines were at the Madeira garage in May Road, at the top of Elm Grove. By 7.30pm, this was scaled down to three. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called at 16.04 today (27...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 4:57 pm
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Man stabbed in the neck with a bottle in Lanes twitten

A man was robbed and his neck sliced with a broken bottle after his attackers lured him down a twitten in The Lanes. The 21-year-old was approached by a gang in Middle Street at 3.15am in the early hours of Saturday morning. He went down the twitten which runs to Ship Street to...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Shall we rename London Road the Northern Quarter?

A new spoof Twitter account is poking fun at Brighton’s newly trendy London Road – or what it hopes will be soon known as “the new North Laine”. @LondonRoad_BTN managed to provoke outrage from some before it had even tweeted just with its description...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 12:24 pm
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Delays after lorry spills oil in Woodingdean

There were delays in Woodingdean this morning after a dustcart spilt oil at the junction of Warren Road. Brighton Council’s live traffic service tweeted: @BHLiveTraffic: #Woodingdean severe delays near the cross roads as a lorry has leaked oil across #WarrenRd by the...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 8:35 am
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Petition pleads for network of free public drinking fountains for Brighton and Hove

A councillor has started a petition asking for a network of free public drinking fountains to be provided throughout Brighton and Hove. Ben Duncan, who was elected as a Green councillor but sits as an independent on Brighton and Hove City Council, started the petition on the...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014 at 8:20 am