Schools watchdog Ofsted rates Hove primary as good and praises improvements

A Hove primary school has been graded good with outstanding features by the official watchdog Ofsted. Inspectors praised the rapid transformation at West Blatchington Primary School which was rated as requiring improvement when it was last inspected in May 2013. The previous...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 5:49 pm

Terminus Road taxi rank frustrates motorists

The latest phase in the transformation of the roads around Brighton Station has prompted more anguish from motorists frustrated by city roadworks. Brighton and Hove City Council has closed Terminus Road to southbound traffic until March 6 so that taxis can use it as a temporary...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 2:52 pm

Green plan to make Brighton a model for legal cannabis

The Brighton and Hove Green party is drawing up plans to licence cannabis in Brighton which, it believes, could plug the city’s budget gap. Steve Peake, the local party’s convenor for the working group on drugs policy, believes a scheme where the council raised a...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 2:21 pm

Hippodrome campaigners launch fundraising drive

The Brighton Hippodrome campaign is urging people in Brighton and Hove to dig deep and help fund detailed plans to convince investors to save the at risk theatre. The theatre’s owners say it is not viable as a theatre, and have planning permission to convert it into a...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 1:42 pm

Brighton burglar on the run

Have you seen Aaron Barrett? The 24-year-old, from Brighton, is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his licence. He was released from prison partway through a sentence for burglary and theft but is now wanted because he has failed to live at the address...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 1:18 pm

More millions for Saltdean Lido

Saltdean Lido is to get another £4.7million to help restore and reopen to the public. The Heritage Lottery Fund this week announced it was giving the grant to the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) for repairs to the 1938 Grade II* listed lido. The CIC plans to use...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 1:11 pm

City pavements to be marked out to stop spread of cafes and A-boards

Brighton and Hove’s pavements are to be marked out with anti-slip tape to show the boundaries of al fresco dining and A-boards. The city council is launching the scheme in a bid to keep pavements clear for pedestrians, particularly those with buggies, wheelchairs and the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 12:02 pm

Brighton seafront cycle lane fully open for first time since 2012

The cycle lane on Brighton’s seafront has fully reopened for the first time since 2012 thanks to progress restoring historic arches beneath. The lane has been cleared over a 100m stretch near the West Pier and resurfaced with smooth tarmac. It forms part of the National Cycle...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 11:55 am

Churchill Square expansion plans move forward

Ambitious plans to extend Brighton’s Churchill Square shopping centre to the seafront have moved a step forward with the purchase of the Russell Road car park. Standard Life Investments, which owns Churchill Square and has worked with Brighton and Hove City Council on plans...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 11:03 am

Ed Miliband to host People’s Question Time in Hove on Monday

Ed Miliband is hosting one of his weekly People’s Question Time sessions in Hove on Monday. The Labour party leader’s Q&A seminars were launched last month in Nottinghamshire, and will be held around the country every week until the general election. They give...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015 at 11:00 am