Hove man sentenced to life for stabbing neighbour in the head

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to an attempted murder in Hove. Keith Williams, 48, unemployed, of Sackville Road, Hove, appeared at Hove Crown Court today charged with attempting to murder his 35-year old neighbour in her flat on Monday 8...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 3:22 pm

Wetherspoons refusal followed scores of objections

Hundreds of people objected to Wetherspoon’s plans to open a pub in the old London Road Co-Op – with just one person writing in support. The pub was last month told its bid to open a third Brighton pub was refused on the grounds it would be a loss of retail space and...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 3:20 pm

Whitehawk improvements flagged up at new homes workshop

Feedback about plans for scores of new homes in Whitehawk has helped kickstart a drive to improve the area. The council wants to build 58 flats at Findon Road on the old library site and 28 flats on the empty Wellsbourne site on Whitehawk Road, near the Hub. Most will be rented...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 3:15 pm

Brighton planning consultant warns of lack of office space

A city planning expert has warned Brighton and Hove could be facing a shortage of office space despite a property development boom. Property researchers Groundsure last month named Brighton as the area with the highest number of planning applications per sq m outside the capital....
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 12:40 pm

Rail strike called off

A rail strike which would have seen walkouts this week and next has been suspended after Network Rail improved its pay offer. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said its members had been offered a 2% pay rise for 2015 backdated to January, and a rise equal to RPI for...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 12:30 pm

Ambitious plans to create Brighton Freegle depot out of shipping containers needs your support

Brighton’s resource goddess is appealing for help to create a sorting depot for reusable goods out of shipping containers. Cat Fletcher, who runs the popular online Brighton Freegle project which has 22,000 local members, has launched a crowd-funding appeal to buy eight...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 12:05 pm

Firefighters called to oven blaze in Moulsecoomb

Firefighters were sent to an oven fire at a property in Brighton yesterday. Two crews from Brighton were mobilised at 8.45pm to Chailey Road, Moulescoomb, but the fire was out on arrival. East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service ensured that the property was safe.
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 11:54 am

Brighton cyclists on epic ride from Orkney to Paris

Two Brighton cyclists have set off today on an epic charity cycle ride from Orkney to Paris – with a few rounds of golf and some aikido lessons thrown in. Estate agent Paul Bonett and his friend Jim Stevenson are cycling from North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands, through...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 11:31 am

Suspended table inspired by Brighton student digs

Life can be a tight squeeze in bijou homes but University of Brighton students have come up with clever ideas to create more space. A final-year product design student exhibition includes two new ways of making the most of petite living. Amy Burns has come up with ‘Mounted’, a...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 11:19 am

Churchill Square to lose its jaunty ‘hats’

Churchill Square is set to lose the tilted discs which perch by the two main entrances as part of its ongoing revamp. A new application to change the frontage of the Sole Trader unit includes an artist’s impression of the finished centre – without its jaunty hats....
Posted On 01 Jun 2015 at 9:38 am