Stay of execution for Same Sky and Annexe artists

Artists working in Belmont Street may get to stay in the building if Brighton and Hove City Council members are persuaded of its social value. Designers and creatives based in the building staged a protest outside Hove Town Hall before a meeting of the council’s Policy,...

Binmen leave ‘rude’ note for woman who can’t take out her rubbish

After months of problems with her assisted recycling collection, Brighton resident Louise Turner thought this week everything would be fine. Mrs Turner is allowed to leave her bins and boxes in her garden because of osteoporosis, which means lifting heavy objects puts her at risk...

Hundreds queue for hours at Brighton Build a Bear

Parents queued for hours in Churchill Square today for a chance to take advantage of BuildaBear Workshop’s Pay Your Age offer. Susie Kyriacou shot this video of the queues snaking round from the store by Debenhams on the upper level, all the way down to the customer service...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 3:46 pm

Demolition of Hove Park cafe approved ‘on the sly’

Users of the Hove Park Cafe say they are aghast that plans to demolish the building were approved behind closed doors with little or no consultation. Last month, a new rule was passed stating that all changes to Hove Library should be decided by committee after controversial...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 3:21 pm

Brighton drugs gang jailed for 16 years

A group of drug dealers has been jailed for more than 16 years for bringing “large quantities” of heroin and crack cocaine to Brighton from south east London. The drugs gang members were sentenced by Judge Paul Tain at Lewes Crown Court after Sussex Police closed another “county...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 1:52 pm

Hundreds of rubbish collections missed every week, new report shows

The number of rubbish and recycling collections being missed has risen in Brighton and Hove, according to a new report. Performance indicators for refuse and recycling suggest that the service is deteriorating, with the report to councillors flagging up the issue. From January to...

Fugitive who broke his own arm in bid to escape police finally jailed after being found hiding in a garden

A wanted man who escaped from police while still in handcuffs has been jailed. Shortly after 12.30pm on Friday 6 April, officers on patrol in Worthing approached Jesse Burbridge, who was sought in connection with an assault in Brighton. The 22-year-old assaulted one of the...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 12:52 pm

Hove hospital celebrates 20 years as the NHS turns 70

Staff and patients at Mill View Hospital in Hove celebrated two milestones last week. They marked the hospital’s 20th anniversary and on the same day the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Staff and patients came together on Friday 6 July to enjoy a barbecue, inter-ward bake off...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 12:37 pm

Jordan back in Sussex squad as Sharks aim for hat-trick of wins

The Sussex Sharks are back in Vitality Blast action tonight (Thursday 12 July) for the first of two back-to-back fixtures. And Chris Jordan, back from England duty, is ready to return to the bowling attack, replacing George Garton in the 13-man squad. With wins at Essex and...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 12:06 pm

Greens criticise soaring payments to private landlords for emergency accommodation

The cost of emergency and temporary accommodation has soared in five years as the number of homeless people in Brighton and Hove has gone up. The Green Party has criticised the council for paying private landlords more than five times as much for short-term places as it did five...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 11:14 am
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