Close shave for three ‘inspirational’ Brighton schoolgirls raises thousands for cancer charity

Three “inspirational” Brighton schoolgirls have raised more than £2,000 for a children’s cancer charity by having their long hair shaved off in assembly. Year 7 students Lilia Dunn, Holly Holdsworth and Lola Rodericks are also donating their hair – cut off in front of their...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 10:24 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign young goalkeeper

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a 20-year-old goalkeeper from Arsenal on a free transfer. Hugo Keto has agreed a two-year contract with Albion after his contract with the Gunners expired. The Finnish youngster, who is 6ft 3in tall (1.91m), will join the under-23 squad. He...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 6:12 pm

More money for Brighton’s rough sleepers

More money is going into helping rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) awarded Brighton and Hove City Council a £495,107 grant in an effort to move 300 people off the streets. On Tuesday (10 July) the council’s...

Car hire firm’s Pride cocktail plans met with a shake of the head from police

A car hire business in Brighton is bidding to open a cocktail bar for Pride weekend. Strafford Car Hire in Preston Road has submitted a temporary event notice for a VIP cocktail bar, with live and recorded music, in front of its showroom. It also wants to install a marquee on its...

Family jewellers closes Lanes store after 32 years

A family-owned jewellers in The Lanes is to close after 32 years following the retirement of its husband and wife owners. Katrina and John Wood opened Kellerwood in Meeting House Lane in 1986, and its first lines included silver thimbles for £1. But Katrina’s love of...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 5:50 pm

More student housing for Lewes Road area

Plans have been unveiled for another block of student housing off the Lewes Road, at a former office building used by a music school. Draft designs for a replacement for Enterprise Point on Melbourne Street include 350 student rooms, commercial co-work space and affordable...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 5:36 pm

Hundreds without phone or internet after truck takes out BT wiring cabinet

Hundreds of customers have been left without phone or internet for more than two days after a truck smashed a BT wiring cabinet to pieces in Portland Road. The accident happened shortly before midday on Saturday, destroying the cabinet. Engineers are now working on replacing both...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 5:03 pm

Labour starts Brighton and Hove local elections candidate selections today

Labour is due to start shortlisting people today (Monday 9 July) to become the party’s candidates in the local elections in Brighton and Hove next May. The process has the potential to cause upsets, not least because a member of Momentum, an organisation set up by supporters of...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 1:13 pm

Girl, 3, hit by timber still in critical condition with fractured skull

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a toddler was injured by a falling plank of wood in Brighton. The three-year-old girl was being pushed in a push chair when the large piece of timber fell from a building above and hit her on the head. The incident occurred in...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 11:41 am

Multimillion-pound build-to-rent housing scheme planned for brownfield site in Hove

A multimillion-pound build-to-rent scheme is being planned for one of the biggest brownfield sites in Hove. The developer Moda Living set out its vision for the Sackville trading estate and the neighbouring old coal yard in a presentation to neighbours at the weekend. The company...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 3:24 am
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