Domestic and sexual violence support service contract to end later next year

A support service for victims of domestic and sexual violence looks likely to have its contract extended for just two more months after concerns were raised by Brighton and Hove councillors. The contract for The Portal, which offers a single point of contact for victims across...

Brighton i360 boss to leave next week

Brighton i360 boss Steve Bax is to leave the business the day before a key council meeting about the seafront attraction’s financial future. Mr Bax, 47, joined the i360 in July last year. His last day in the office – Wednesday 10 October – falls a day before the...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 5:22 pm

Traders call for chuggers crackdown in Hove’s George Street

Calls are being made to stop chuggers approaching people in Hove’s George Street by enforcing an existing byelaw. Traders and residents say that the charity workers, who approach passers by asking them to donate, not only intimidate shoppers but also stop them from entering...

Sticky Mikes Frog Bar closure is ‘a wake up call’ says music venues charity

The closure of another popular Brighton live music venue should be a “wake up call” to the authorities about how the industry needs more support, according to a music venues charity. The Music Venue Trust, which was set up to protect, secure and improve grassroots...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 4:04 pm

Brighton man reported missing after failing to turn up for work

UPDATE: Nigel Shaw has been found safe and well. A Brighton man has been reported missing after failing to turn up for work in Worthing. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Nigel Shaw, 47, who has not turned up for work in Worthing. “Nigel is...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 3:18 pm

Brighton i360’s fate tied to financial restructuring specialist’s advice

The fate of the Brighton i360 is tied to the advice being prepared by a financial restructuring specialist for a crunch meeting in two months’ time. The specialist firm, GVA, was appointed earlier this year to manage Brighton and Hove City Council’s property portfolio. But...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 1:38 pm

Twenty Brighton leaseholders settle repair bill row before crucial tribunal

A long-running row over a bill for building repairs between the council and a group of leaseholders was settled as both sides prepared for a face-off in front of a tribunal judge. The council agreed to a compromise which reduced the size of the original bills by enough to satisfy...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 12:09 pm

Brighton welcomes the Sussexes

You might have heard already – but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Brighton this afternoon as part of their first visit to the county. Prince Harry and Meghan have already arrived in Chichester, and are due to come to Brighton in the early afternoon, first...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 11:11 am

Rottingdean Tesco held up at knife-point

Police are searching for a man who carried out a knife-point robbery at a convenience shop in Rottingdean. Just before 9pm on Tuesday (2 October) the man entered Tesco Express in West Street, Rottingdean, threatened staff with a knife, and took several pounds from the tills and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018 at 9:28 am