Huge crowds expected as struggling Southern service copes with Pride exodus

Roads around Brighton Station are set to be closed off as special arrangements are made to deal with the large crowds expected as tens of thousands of people leave Pride on a struggling Southern service. When thousands of people tried to leave Brighton as the trains were delayed...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:43 pm

Brighton and Hove planners agree homes for 2,100 students at university campus

Planners agreed to the building of homes for 2,100 students on the Sussex University campus in Falmer this afternoon (Wednesday 3 August). The principle of allowing so many homes had already been settled by a planning inspector at a public inquiry last year. The university had...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:29 pm

Brighton bus drivers vote to strike

Strike misery for Brighton and Hove commuters looks set to spread from the trains to the buses as Brighton and Hove Buses and Metrobus drivers vote to walk out in protest at “draconian” management. Trouble on the buses has been rumbling for several months, with a...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 2:26 pm

Corbyn’s support in Brighton waning, confidential polling suggests

Despite huge crowds appearing at last night’s Jeremy Corbyn rally, his support amongst local party members may be waning, Labour sources say. About 1,500 people from Brighton and across the south east came to see Mr Corbyn in the latest of a chain of planned rallies around...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 1:28 pm

Video special: See the i360 view over Brighton – and listen to Hannah Brackenbury’s mickey-taking song

As the i360 is due to open tomorrow (Thursday 4 August), here is a round-up of some of the videos to have found their way on to YouTube marking – and even mocking – the £46 million project. They include a glimpse of the sort of view you can expect from Brighton’s latest tourist...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:00 am

i360 to open tomorrow

Brighton’s latest tourist attraction – the i360 – is due to open to the paying public tomorrow (Thursday 4 August). A series of “test flights” – it is sponsored by British Airways, after all – and a number of “soft launches” have taken place as the crew behind the project prepare...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 1:51 am

Brighton man banned for drink driving after being caught without lights

A Brighton man has been banned from the road after being caught drink driving on the seafront because he didn’t have his lights on. Daniel Jaworski was one of four drink drivers caught without lights within a few hours of each other. All four have been disqualified from driving...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016 at 9:58 pm

Armed robbery suspect ‘may be in Brighton’

An armed robbery suspect may be in Brighton, police said today (Tuesday 2 August). They issued a public appeal for help finding Danny Walsh, 25, who is believed to have held up a post office in Oxfordshire at the weekend. The plea for help came with a warning not to approach...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016 at 8:59 pm

Non-emergency ambulance staff vote to strike over missing pay

Non-emergency ambulance staff have voted to strike over missing pay, the GMB said this afternoon (Tuesday 2 August). The union said that GMB members had voted for industrial action in a consultative ballot in a dispute with patient transport service contractor Coperforma over the...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016 at 5:31 pm

Animal show at Brighton nightclub cancelled after public outcry

A Brighton nightclub has decided against showing live animals at a Pride Zoo event this weekend after a wave of protests from animal lovers. Shooshh nightclub on King’s Road was planning to host a snake act as part of its Zoo Carnival event on Saturday night, as it has done...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016 at 4:32 pm