Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce hosts annual business summit

The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce hosts the area’s biggest annual business summit tomorrow with an array of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s Brighton Summit – Look Up – is about seeking opportunities and is aimed at business...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 8:38 pm

A 30p fee for a pee approved for 11 public toilets across Brighton and Hove

Charges will come in at 11 public toilets to help pay for improvements to loos across Brighton and Hove. The toilets in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, in Brighton, are due to benefit first from the income stream. The fee for a pee is the result of a new contract between Brighton and...

Brighton i360 owners may be forced to sell up

Finance specialists will continue to look at how to make changes to the Brighton i360’s loan repayments while protecting the taxpayer. These could even include Brighton and Hove City Council taking over the i360 itself or forcing or persuading the owners to sell the seafront...

Brighton man, 20, left with serious face injuries after early morning attack

Police today launched an appeal for seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Bond Street, Brighton, shortly after 5am on 28 September. Officers are particularly keen to hear from two passers-by who appear to have witnessed the assault – one was wearing a hi-vis jacket...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:49 pm

Rare 1930s Brighton tourism poster could fetch £1,300 at auction

A rare poster advertising Brighton as a tourist destination is going up for auction in New York later this month. Swann Auction Galleries is holding a rare and important travel posters auction on October 25, and this item, by renowned railway poster artist Charles Pears, has a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:29 pm

Developer steps in to offer the Brighton Fringe a home

A developer has stepped in to offer a new home to the Brighton Fringe after plans to overhaul college buildings left the arts organisation looking for a new base. Westfield Investments has offered office space to the Fringe after the Brighton Metropolitan College’s plans...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:25 pm

Disabled man’s blue badge withdrawn after several ‘lost’ badges used by fraudsters

A disabled man’s blue badge was withdrawn after several of the 12 passes he was issued in just six years ended up being fraudulently used by his friends and family. The man complained to the local ombudsman that Brighton and Hove City Council was wrong to take away the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:10 pm

Complaint about councillor harassment investigation dismissed

A man who claimed that a female councillor breached the code of conduct when she accused him of harassing her on social media then blocked him has now had two complaints dismissed. The local government ombudsman this month published a report into its investigation of how the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 12:02 pm

Disused public toilets conversion to create new flat

A block of disused public toilets in Sackville Road is being converted into a lounge for residents whose existing lounge will be converted into a new flat. Work is due to start soon on the toilet block at Woods House as part of the council’s Hidden Homes project, which aims...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 10:56 am

Malian musician announced as Brighton Festival’s 2019 guest director

Malian musician Rokia Traoré will be the eleventh Brighton Festival guest director next year, and will bring the UK premiere of her musical monologue Dream Mandé Djata to the city. Other highlights include the world premiere of a new choral work, Eye to Eye, written and created...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 10:06 am