Tiny house given planning permission behind Brighton terrace

Owners of what was once a back garden can build a tiny house below street level. Planning officer Stewart Glasser described the design as “lowering” the level of the land to build the two-bedroom home on the strip of land behind 1 Clarendon Terrace, in Kemp Town. Mr Glasser told...

One of Brighton’s biggest employers to spend £1.4m on office refurbishment

One of Brighton’s biggest employers is to spend £1.4 million on a total refurbishment of its offices in the centre of town. Domestic and General (D&G) said that the “complete refurbishment of its Brighton call centre” was part of its strategy of “investing in our people”....
Posted On 12 Nov 2018 at 4:32 pm

Merger of Brighton and Hove special schools needs more money

Improving schools for children with special needs has hit a stumbling block – a lack of money. Three new hubs for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) opened in Brighton and Hove at the start of September. There were six previously. The eventual plan is...

Hove road closed after reports of ‘gunman’

A Hove road was closed off this morning after police received reports that a distressed man living there might have a gun. Wilbury Crescent was closed off for more than an hour after armed police arrived at the scene shortly before 11.30am. The man was later detained and is now...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018 at 2:18 pm

Doorstep conman fleeces Peacehaven pensioner

A doorstep conman stole more than £700 from a pensioner in Peacehaven after posing as an official from the “water board”. The bogus workman said that he needed to check the 85-year-old woman’s taps. Sussex Police said today (Monday 12 November):...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018 at 12:51 pm

Old Hove coach house to make way for mews home

One of the last original coach houses in a Hove mews is to be demolished to make way for a house. Planning permission had already been granted for a previous proposal to replace the historic building in Holland Mews, Hove, with a house. Now plans have been approved to knock down...

Planners to look in more detail at claims about Hove terrace

Planners will take another look at a terrace of houses which may have been built in the wrong place. Neighbours say the terrace of four homes and an office at the corner of Marmion Road and Mainstone Road, in Hove, is one metre bigger than the plans. However, officers told...

Brighton lifeboat crew searching for man in the sea near the pier

UPDATED: A major search was under way after a man was seen going into the sea in Brighton early this morning (Monday 12 November). The RNLI lifeboat crew from Brighton was called out just after 5.30am. The all-weather lifeboat from Shoreham joined the Brighton crew in the search...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018 at 7:15 am