Brighton after school club to close because of funding shortfall

A Brighton after school club, valued by some of the area’s poorest parents, is to close within weeks because of a funding shortfall. The closure of the Whitehawk After School Project (WASP) is expected to affect up to a hundred children. Members of the Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 8:29 pm

Haunting aerial video soars over West Pier

A stunning aerial video flying over the West Pier shows the Grand Old Lady from angles previously only seen by seagulls. High Flying Lens sent a drone out over the derelict Grade I Listed pier and caught these haunting images of its remains.
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 3:40 pm

Security tightened at Brighton squat pub after more people try to get in

Security at the empty Lectern pub, where a squat was raided on Sunday, is to be tightened after three men were caught trying to get inside this morning. Police were called to the pub on Pelham Terrace, Lewes Road, at 7,52am this morning by someone who had spotted the trio trying...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 3:09 pm

Former Green councillor to run in election for police and crime commissioner

Green Party councillor Ben Duncan is planning to run in the election for the police and crime commissioner’s job in Sussex in May. Mr Duncan was the Greens’ policing spokesman and a member of the Sussex Police Authority for five of his eight years as a member of Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 3:07 pm

i360 to host weddings from this September

The i360 has announced its viewing pod has officially been licensed as a wedding venue, with the first couple due to tie the knot at 450 feet in September. Brighton and Hove’s superintendent registrar, Trevor Love, will oversee marriage and civil partnership ceremonies at...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 2:31 pm

Student housing issues raised at Brighton meeting

Problems arising in areas with a high proportion of student housing were discussed at a meeting in Brighton last night (Wednesday 3 February). The top three issues were planning enforcement, including where family homes had been turned into student houses, refuse and recycling...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 1:40 pm

Reminder that winter’s not over yet as another severe weather warning issued for Saturday

Another severe weather warning has been issued for Brighton and Hove, with up to 6cm rain expected to fall on south-facing slopes in southern England. A yellow be aware warning says gusts of up to 60mph on south-facing coasts are expected on Saturday, with the warning in place...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 10:54 am

The public is on board as a Brighton company crowdfunds for first electric bus

The public has put up more than £50,000 in just over a week as the Big Lemon turns to crowdfunding to buy its first electric bus. The Brighton bus operator is issuing a thousand £100 community bonds to raise £100,000 towards the cost of the first bus. The two-year bonds pay 6 per...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 10:41 am

Intelligent communal bins which tell dustmen when they’re full could come to Brighton and Hove

Smart communal bins which tell Cityclean when they’re full could be on the cards if a trial of solar powered, waste compacting litter bins is successful. The Big Belly litter bins are being piloted around the city centre, and as well as compacting trash they tell the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016 at 10:06 am