Dozens of national figures back re-election of Caroline Lucas in Brighton

Dozens of national figures have given their backing to the campaign to re-elect Caroline Lucas as the MP for Brighton Pavilion. They include broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, actors Jeremy Irons and Joanna Lumley, singer songwriter Thom Yorke, from Radiohead, and impersonator...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 9:28 am

Roadworks leave Brighton residents facing front door obstacle course

People living in a block of flats on the corner of Edward Street and Pavilion Parade are having to negotiate roadworks and railings to leave their homes. Workmen started relaying the pavement in front of the Royal View flats on Tuesday, leaving residents an obstacle course every...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 9:28 am

Twin no entry signs leave Portslade residents seeing double

People living in St Aubyn’s Road were left scratching their heads this month when a no entry sign was put in their street – right next to another one. Resident Sinah Jane spotted the unlikely sight on Wednesday,  and tweeted Brighton and Hove City Council to ask...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 9:27 am

Kemp Town bakery gets a veggie makeover

A Kemp Town bakery is to ditch the sausage rolls in favour of vegetarian and vegan fare. Gregory’s, in the unit formerly occupied by Threshers at the bottom of St James’s Street, has applied for permission to sell hot takeaway food. And it says it intends to serve...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:53 am

Free wifi extended to most council buildings

Free wifi is now available in the public areas of most city council buildings. Public areas in Brighton, Hove and Portslade Town Halls now have wifi, as well as Kings House, Bartholomew House, Hove Museum and Art Gallery and the Booth Museum of Natural History. Other buildings...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:26 am

Work to complete London Road ‘oasis’ delayed

Work to complete the revamp of a square off London Road has been delayed because of ongoing roadworks elsewhere in the city. Brighton and Hove City Council started working on the square in Ann Street and Providence Place, in front of St Bartholemew’s Church, in August last...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:21 am

Student kitchens get smart stove guards to prevent fire

Smart stove guards have been fitted in Brighton student kitchens in a bid to prevent fires. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and the University of Brighton have teamed up to install the sensors, which monitor the use of the hob and identify when there is a steep rise in...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:03 am

Brighton firefighters to hold open day at Preston Circus

Brighton firefighters are to hold an open day at Preston Circus Fire Station in the summer. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that open days “give visitors a chance to meet firefighters, learn about fire safety and have fun”. The fire service added: “Activities for kids...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:02 am

Brighton woman appeals for help rescuing step sister trapped in Nepal

A Brighton woman is appealing for help in getting her step sister rescued from mountains hit by an earthquake in Nepal. Kati Vernon says her step sister Susannah Ross is on a list of names of survivors who need rescuing from a spot near Bamboo Village in the Langtang National...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 7:21 pm

Huge storms and tiny scorpions feature in wildlife photography exhibition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is celebrating its 50th birthday with a trip to Brighton. The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is hosting the show, which features 100 photographs, from a pride of lions to the tiniest of spiders. And intriguing and unusual items...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 6:06 pm