Owners aim to turn Brighton clinic back into family home

A second attempt is being made by the owners of a health clinic to turn it back into a family home. Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic and Studio is described as “financially unviable” in the latest planning application for the Brighton property. It comes a year after...

Homophobic thugs leave victim with broken jaw after Brighton kebab shop fracas

Three homophobic thugs attacked two men at a Brighton kebab shop, leaving one of them with a broken jaw and needing stitches for a cut to his face. The second victim also suffered facial injuries in the fracas although these were less serious. Today (Friday 3 August) Sussex...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 7:36 pm

Brighton event organisers urged to use less disposable plastic

Pressure is growing on major event organisers in Brighton and Hove to avoid single-use plastics and to cut down on litter. They may even have to show how they will meet the growing demands to be greener if they are to gain permission to host events. Councillors and campaigners...

Surge in abandoned bikes makes parking harder for Brighton’s cyclists

A surge in the number of abandoned bicycles left locked to Brighton’s bike racks has made parking harder for cyclists. Green councillor Alex Phillips highlighted the problem when she was unable to park her bike outside the Brighton Centre. Councillor Phillips said: “The...

Two years of roadworks in the centre of Brighton due to start next month

Two years of roadworks through the centre of Brighton are due to start next month between St Peter’s Church and the seafront. The work involves creating a new road layout for the area and is known as the Valley Gardens project. The first two phases, costing more than £10 million,...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 12:57 pm

Pride in our Pride

Britney is coming! That’s was the cry that went round a lot of residents a few months ago when the headline act for this year’s Pride was announced. Now I might be showing my age preferences a little but I was more impressed with the announcement of Nile Rodgers for the Sunday...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 10:45 am

Bruce on the Boundary – Sussex need to pick up the pace at Hove

Jason Gillespie believes his Sussex Sharks need to be more adaptable if they are to replicate their outstanding away form in the Vitality Blast in front of their own supporters. Sussex are second in the South Group after Thursday’s 12-run win over Middlesex at Lord’s which was...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 9:19 am

Archer hits target with T20 hat-trick as Sussex sink Middlesex at Lord’s

Sussex 168 all out. Middlesex 156-7. Sussex won by 12 runs. Jofra Archer’s hat-trick in a dramatic last over saw Sussex to a 12-run win over hosts Middlesex at Lord’s in the Vitality T20 Blast clash. Archer claimed the vital wicket of Eoin Morgan just as England’s white-ball...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 9:04 am

Forty years of the rainbow flag – why we still need to wear the symbol with pride

Next weekend marks one of the biggest in the city’s calendar as we come together to celebrate our LGBT community for Pride. As we did for Trans Pride on Saturday 21 July, Greens will once again march with all those who stand together for equality and liberation. This year is also...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 11:23 pm

Piano lessons proved key for novice politician

Every time I walk past the piano in Brighton railway station I smile. It makes me so happy for lots of reasons. It was four years ago that I put it there and the story behind it is quite funny and taught me a lot of lessons about politics. I had only been a political candidate...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 11:21 pm