Revamp on the cards for `uninspiring inner urban area of Hove’

An uninspiring corner of Hove could be transformed as a masterplan is drawn up to encourage landowners and developers to build hundreds of new homes. The Conway Street area, near Hove railway station, could also be used to house dozens of businesses in brand new offices. An...

Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2018

The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this years Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date order. Enjoy and investigate……… 1....
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 4:11 pm

Two Brighton ‘cuckooing’ victims rehomed

Two vulnerable people who were subjected to ‘cuckooing’ by drug dealers have been put into emergency accommodation by the council after closure orders were served on their homes. The three-month orders were served on the two Brighton addresses by magistrates last...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 4:11 pm

Could this year be Hove’s last Beach Hut Advent Calendar?

This year could be the final Beach Hut Advent Calendar on Hove seafront unless a new team of organisers step in. The event was started in 2008 by Beyond, to remind people of the Christian roots of Advent as part of its mission to explore Christianity in a creative way. But the...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 3:41 pm

Traders’ frustration at unit left empty by dodgy restaurateur

A seafront restaurant forced to close after the owner was fined for mouse droppings then lost his alcohol licence has been empty for more than a year and other traders are unhappy about it. Azure, owned by Max Mazurenko, lost its alcohol licence in October 2016 when a panel heard...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 3:15 pm

Burglar hunted by police after break-in in Hove

A burglar is being hunted by police after a break-in in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Friday 23 November). The force said: “Do you recognise this man believed to be connected to a break-in at a property in Hove? “The house in Wilbury Gardens was broken into around 1.40pm on...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 2:49 pm

Boy told he had ‘skin colour of a dog’ by racist thugs

Detectives investigating a hate crime, where a boy was told he had “the skin colour of a dog” are today releasing CCTV images in connection. At approximately 3.15pm on 24 September, a group of friends were on board a train travelling between Preston Park and Hassocks. During the...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 11:01 am

Let’s have some straight-talking on council tax and the budget

Politicians have rightfully, in my opinion, earnt a reputation for sometimes failing to give straight answers to direct questions. You will hardly ever hear a downright lie but a question asked on a particular subject will be side-stepped without a moment’s thought in an attempt...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 10:21 am

Brighton and Hove’s rogue landlords given reprieve

On Wednesday 31 October the government wrote to all local authority chief executives urging them to make use of existing powers to tackle rogue landlords. The letter mentioned the desire to “work together to rid the private sector of criminal landlords and raise property...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 10:09 am

Plans submitted for £300m housing estate in Hove

Plans have been submitted for hundreds of homes to create what has been described as the last new housing estate in Brighton and Hove. The proposals are to build 825 homes in Toad’s Hole Valley, the largest undeveloped site in Brighton and Hove. More than 2,000 people are...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018 at 9:29 am