Hughton’s first signing for Brighton and Hove Albion signs extended contract

The first player signed for Brighton and Hove Albion by manager Chris Hughton has agreed to extend his contract with the club. International midfielder Beram Kayal has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him with Albion until June 2020. The Israel international joined...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 11:16 am

Beach hut owners win pledge to be included in licence talks

Beach hut owners applauded as councillors agreed unanimously that they will be included in future discussions about licences. Back in June the beach hut owners fought off Brighton and Hove City Council’s plans to increase the transfer fee, when huts are sold, which had been...

Nightclub’s bid for new 4am licence faces stiff opposition

Police, the council and neighbours are against a new licence for music venue and night club The Haunt as it plans to move. The venue in Pool Valley is taking over the former Dirty Blonde site in East Street as the Grosvenor Casino plans to expand to take over more of the former...

Level skate park cordoned off after vicious attack

A man is still in hospital with head and facial injuries after being attacked at The Level skate park last night. The skate park is cordoned off while forensic investigations take place. Police are now asking for witnesses to come forward. A police spokesman said: “About...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 9:23 am

Year of celebrations to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage in Brighton and Hove

Blue plaques, talks, walks and exhibitions are just some of the ways Brighton and Hove is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. A report to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tourism, Development and Culture Committee set out how the council is involved in...

Cranes give us a glimpse of Brighton and Hove’s future

There are a lot of cranes about these days. I think most people moving around the city – and certainly those communities most affected – would recognise that there is progress being made to deliver the housing, work, learning and public spaces that this city so desperately needs....
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 7:02 am

Will you gamble at the local elections in Brighton and Hove next May?

With only 216 days remaining until the local elections, the pre-election “silly season” is upon us. This year, however, things are somewhat different. Nationally, stalwart MP Frank Field has resigned from the Parliamentary Labour Party and a former Labour Home...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 6:57 am

A costly case against Brighton leaseholders – but tribunal undercut by settlement

Brighton and Hove City Council’s legal advisers made a complete mess of their tribunal case this week against 39 leaseholders on the Bristol Estate. Many leaseholders were still going through the disputes procedure but the council went to a tribunal anyway. The idea was to get a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 6:43 pm

Harry and Meghan to visit Brighton and Hove

Prince Harry and Meghan – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – are to visit Brighton and Hove next week. The newly married couple are visiting the city next Wednesday (3 October) as the Sussexes make their first official visit together to Sussex. They are expected to...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 2:52 pm

Brighton man tells how eye test saved his sight

When Brighton man Andrew Jackson woke up one morning with blurred vision, he thought it was just a sign he needed glasses – but he was actually at risk of losing his sight. Luckily for him, optometrist Lucy Neil at Specsavers in North Street spotted that Andrew had a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 1:40 pm