Brighton’s ugliest building to be demolished and replaced after standing empty for 30 years

Brighton’s ugliest building is to be demolished after standing empty for 30 years after planners approved a scheme to build 229 flats in three tower blocks. The scheme to replace Anston House, in Preston Road, Brighton, includes shops, offices or cafés at ground floor level and...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016 at 5:48 pm

Property firm to pay £1.2m rather than build ‘affordable’ homes at site in Hove

A property firm is to pay £1.2 million rather than build eight “affordable” homes at a site in Hove where it is putting up 47 flats. The money will be paid by Crest Nicholson to Brighton and Hove City Council after the council’s Planning Committee backed a deal this afternoon...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016 at 3:13 pm

Rubbish and recycling crews to work on Boxing Day

Rubbish and recycling crews are to work on Boxing Day in Brighton and Hove so collection days stay the same over Christmas and the new year. Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and is one of only two days when there are no planned rubbish and recycling collections at all. In a normal...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016 at 2:09 pm

Search for women who helped distressed teenager in the early hours

Police would like to hear from two women who found and helped a distressed woman in Brighton, last month. The two found the 19-year-old woman in the early hours of Friday 25 November and took her to two door staff outside the Queens Hotel in Kings Road, who then called police at...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016 at 12:15 pm

Union boss Mick Cash banned from Acas talks, RMT claims

The RMT said this morning it has been banned from Acas talks taking place between Southern’s parent company GTR and the Aslef union. The talks were arranged yesterday after GTR approached Aslef on the first day of its drivers’ strike, which completely halted Southern...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016 at 11:46 am

Brighton & Hove Albion are top again after a successful Rovers return 

Blackburn Rovers 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 3  Albion go back to the top of the football league after a super win over Blackburn. Goals from Shane Duffy, Dale Stephens and Glenn Murray’s first away goal of the season, saw Albion have to weather a late Rovers fight...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016 at 10:17 pm

Hughton rotates as Albion take on Blackburn at Ewood Park

Chris Hughton has rotated his squad as Albion take on Blackburn Rovers.  Tomer Hemed replaces the free scoring Glenn Murray up front . However Murray who hasn’t scored on road this season, drops to the bench.  Czech international Jiri Skalak replaces injured Jamie...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016 at 7:31 pm

Union bosses and Southern sit down for ACAS talks again

Talks between the train drivers’ union Aslef and Southern are to resume tomorrow at ACAS during the second day of the driver’s strike. Charles Horton, CEO of GTR, said: “We reached out to Aslef as we said we would and now welcome the opportunity to discuss a way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016 at 5:30 pm

Brighton and Hove Co-ops to stop selling superstrength lager and cider

Five of Brighton and Hove’s Co-op stores have agreed to stop selling beer, lager and cider above 6% strength as part of a council initiative which has already seen street drinking cut by a third. The Southern Co-operative, which runs Co-Op stores on the Falmer campus in...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016 at 2:14 pm

Commuters stay at home as first day of drivers’ strike brings Southern trains to a halt

Trains from Brighton and Hove seemed “eerily quiet” this morning as thousands of commuters decided to work at home rather than try and struggle in on the strike-hit Brighton mainline. A protest is being called by angry passengers at London Victoria on Thursday at...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016 at 12:18 pm