Eight-storey block of flats in Hove approved by planners

Planners gave permission for an eight-storey block of flats to be built in Hove at a meeting this afternoon (Wednesday 29 October). The scheme involves the demolition of the Hyde Housing office in Davigdor Road, Hove. In its place the housing association plans to put up a...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 5:08 pm

Singletons and same sex couples among those encouraged to adopt

An information event aimed at challenging misconceptions about who can adopt a child is being held in Brighton to mark National Adoption Week. The event is organised by Brighton & Hove City Council’s adoption team on Monday, 3 November from 5-8pm at their base at Moulsecoomb...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 2:06 pm

Brighton zombie event sparks anti-terror raid

A Brighton Hallowe’en event which aimed to recreate a zombie breakout was broken up by armed police after it was mistaken for a  terrorist threat. A member of the public called police at about 8.45pm on Sunday after seeing men wearing balaclavas and carrying guns at the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 1:30 pm

Key players in Brighton and Hove’s construction sector look to the sky

Architects, property developers and planners discussed ways to meet the growing demand for housing in Brighton and Hove at a debate yesterday evening (Tuesday 28 October). Four speakers looked at four options Building in by using urban fringe sites and “low value” green spaces...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 2:08 am

Watchdog offers prescription to help Brighton and Hove patients leave hospital more quickly and comfortably

A health watchdog has urged hospital bosses to improve the way that patients are discharged from Brighton’s busiest hospital. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove said that it had received information suggesting that “some people were leaving the Royal Sussex County Hospital through a...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 1:54 pm

Missing Brighton teenager found safe

A missing Brighton has been found in the town after disappearing from a care home in Manchester ten days ago. Jordan Ash, 15, had been spotted in Brighton – his home town – during the week after he was reported missing. Sussex Police said that the youngster was found safe in...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 1:41 pm

Election hopefuls hold hustings for Brighton and Hove’s over-55s

Three Brighton parliamentary hopefuls are taking part in an election hustings aimed at the over-55s. They will be speaking about their parties’ policies for older voters at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, on Thursday evening (30 October). The three politicians are...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 12:19 pm

Cabinet minister visits King Alfred in Hove

A senior government minister visited the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove yesterday (Monday 27 October). Sajid Javid, the Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, was given a tour of the leisure centre by his Conservative colleague Graham Cox, the party’s parliamentary candidate in...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 12:02 pm

Saltdean Lido to reopen next summer

Saltdean Lido is to reopen next summer after the project was awarded a £440,000 grant. The pool will be open initially at weekends from June and during the school summer holidays, with a pop-up café in the grounds. Once the season is over the Lido will close again. Then the team...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 11:41 am

Drugs implicated after sudden death of Brighton man

The sudden death of a Brighton man this morning is thought to be related to drugs, police say. Police were called to a house in The Drove, Brighton, at 8.14am today to reports of a sudden death. A spokesman said: “A man, believed to be in his 40s, was found dead at the...
Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 11:25 am