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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Fresh application to demolish Astoria set to be granted

An application to demolish Brighton’s Astoria cinema is set to be approved tomorrow. Owner Mike Holland has again applied to tear down the Grade II listed building and put a new block of cafes, community rooms and flats rising to six storeys in its place. Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 7:35 am
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Lights Out in Brighton and Hove

People all over Brighton and Hove marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One by switching off their lamps for Lights Out this evening. From 10pm to 11pm, people were invited to turn off their lights and light a single candle for a shared moment of reflection. The...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 11:15 pm
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Man punched unconscious in Pride hate attack

Three men were attacked by thugs who shouted homophobic and racial abuse during the Pride party in Preston Park on Saturday. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack, which left one of the victims unconscious. The three men and one woman were sat on the grass...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 10:44 pm
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Gay rights activist ‘intimidated’ by police over Pride bbq she knew nothing about

A Brighton gay rights activist was warned her safety might be at risk by Brighton police because they believed she was organising a “undesirable” beach bbq that she knew nothing about. Beth Granter of Queers Against Cuts was called at work about a bbq which the police...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014 at 8:25 pm
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