Brighton and Hove gets significant evening snowfall

The beast from the east has landed. Just after 8.30pm a mini blizzard descended over the Brighton and Hove area and a few centimetres of the white stuff settled. Brighton’s steepest hill the Drove, picture above, looks a likely downhill run for tomorrow morning. At its...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 9:37 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader resigns

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan, has resigned. Councillor Morgan spoke to his Labour council colleagues at a meeting this evening (Monday 26 February) and told them that he was stepping down. A replacement will be elected by the Labour group of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 7:15 pm
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Boy killed in bus collision was Levellers drummer’s son

A teenage boy who died after being hit by a bus on Marine Parade in the early hours of Saturday morning has been named as 15-year-old Alfie Harbord. Alfie, a pupil of Dorothy Stringer school, is believed to have been making his way back to his home in Bonchurch Road, Brighton,...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 4:50 pm

Developer and council sign £300m deal for hundreds of homes and jobs on derelict Brighton site

A £300 million scheme to revive a derelict Brighton site with hundreds of homes and jobs has been signed by Brighton and Hove City Council and developer U+I. The regeneration specialist said: “U+I today announces that a deal to radically transform the Lewes Road are...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 1:32 pm

Ballet British Columbia celebrates International Women’s Day

Ballet British Columbia Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) Brighton Dome Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20 Under 26s £15, Schools £7.50 Brighton Dome celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 by presenting cutting edge work by three female choreographers from...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 12:07 pm

Brighton mainline upgrade moves to design stage

A major rail project to remove the “Croydon bottleneck” which would allow more trains to run to Brighton will move to the design stage following the confirmation of government funding. The money – which comes a day after chaotic scenes at Redhill and Gatwick...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 9:27 am

Train company ‘couldn’t run a bath’ after weekend chaos

Train passengers were faced with “a dangerous shambles” as Southern and parent company Govia Thameslink Railway were accused of failing passengers at the weekend. Reigate MP Crispin Blunt made the claim after joining efforts to get passengers to Gatwick as the train...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 7:30 am

Historic Hove landmark – the Engineerium – up for sale

One of the most prominent and historic landmarks in Hove, the British Engineerium, is up for sale. The grade II* listed building with its 95ft chimney was bought by property developer Mike Holland in 2006. He is reported to have paid £2 million for the Victorian buildings and a...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 2:10 am

Housing delays cost Brighton and Hove taxpayers millions, says councillor

Delays to some of the big housing schemes planned for Brighton and Hove are costing local taxpayers millions of pounds, according to a councillor. Robert Nemeth, who represents Wish Ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, set out his concerns at the annual budget meeting on...
Posted On 25 Feb 2018 at 4:43 pm

Thousands run the Grand Brighton Half Marathon

Eight thousand runners took part in the Grand Brighton Half Marathon this morning (Sunday 25 February). The race – started by Brighton and Hove mayor Councillor Mo Marsh – was run in bright sunshine but freezing temperatures. A chilly east wind made the home stretch...
Posted On 25 Feb 2018 at 1:02 pm