Brighton and Hove seafront railings paint job costs £650k

The cost of painting the seafront railings has topped £650,000 over the past seven years, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. The figures were revealed in response to a series of questions from Councillor Robert Nemeth who urged council bosses not to forget Hove. Council...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 4:10 pm

Mayor pays flying visit to Brighton University

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove paid a flying visit to his old university where he took to the skies without leaving the ground. Mayor Pete West tried a flight simulator at Brighton University and said: “It was incredibly realistic. I took off at Shoreham, barrel rolled and nearly...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 2:56 pm

Theatre cafe closes, but the shows go on

A theatre company has reassured audiences that even though the curtains have come down on its front of house cafe, the playhouse itself is still thriving. People passing by 88 London Road in the last week have been alarmed to see a liquidation notice on the front door, raising...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 2:19 pm

The Level wins more awards

A popular Brighton park which has undergone a significant transformation has scooped two more awards. The Level may still struggle with antisocial behaviour, but the work done by the council’s parks team in designing the playground has earned it a PiPA Lollipip award for...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 11:06 am

CCTV released in bid to trace Level mugger

Detectives are hoping to identify this man who is believed to be connected to a robbery in Brighton. Police were called at 2.55am on Monday morning (October 17) to a report a man had been attacked and injured on The Level in Brighton. The victim, a 23-year-old man from Brighton,...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 10:19 am

Southern to restore timetable in full by the end of the month

Train company Southern said that it would restore its full timetable by the end of the month. But some Gatwick Express services up and down the Brighton mainline will be cut until December because of leaves on the line. And the train journey times will be up to three minutes...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016 at 10:15 am

Worrying Brighton and Hove food bank report reveals how poverty hits large families

A new report into how Brighton and Hove’s food banks are used has shown that soaring housing costs and changes and delays in benefits are hitting large families the hardest. Families with three or more children are struggling the most as they sink into food poverty thanks...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016 at 4:15 pm

Bevendean parents protest at new school boundary proposals

Parents angry that a new secondary school which was intended to serve children in the east of the city will now take pupils from more affluent central neighbourhoods have started a petition which has already been signed by 150 people. A comprehensive shake-up of the city’s...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016 at 3:54 pm

North Street gridlock set to return for ‘up to a year’ as major roadworks are scheduled

The city’s busiest bus route is set to be hit by a series of roadworks which could last for “up to a year”, affecting bus routes across Brighton and Hove. Bus stops on North Street had to be suspended for two days last week after congestion from nearby roadworks...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016 at 12:58 pm

Suspended Labour official expelled as Brighton and Hove party faces break up

Labour has expelled Mark Sandell, who was elected to chair the Brighton and Hove party at the annual meeting in July. Fifteen other party members have been suspended. They are believed to be mostly – but not all – either supporters of Jeremy Corbyn or on the left wing of the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016 at 11:00 am