Planning row rumbles on over height of Hove block of flats

Plans to add an extra floor to a block of flats are to go before councillors for a second time. An application to build on top of 9 The Upper Drive was refused by Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee in May last year for being “against the spirit of the...

Brighton and Hove council chiefs face grilling on housing crisis and seafront

Three of the council’s most senior officials face a grilling from councillors next week, with a focus on the housing crisis and the state of the seafront. Geoff Raw, the chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council, and two of his leading colleagues, Nick Hibberd and...

It’s a £3m write-off as officials advise councillors against suing over parking cash debt

Councillors are being warned that there may be no chance of legal action against a company that owes Brighton and Hove City Council more than £3 million. Coin Co International (CCI) went into administration in November 2014, just three months after the council ended its cash...

The Twagger Band to play Brighton Acoustic Club

The Twagger Band are due to play at the Brighton Acoustic Club at the Lord Nelson pub on Monday (7 January). The band formed in 2008 and the five members play an impressive array of instruments between them. They are singer and Anglo concertina player Will Duke, duo Joy Lewis and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019 at 2:49 pm

Two teenagers stabbed in Brighton

Two teenagers were stabbed in Brighton on New Year’s Day. A Brighton maintenance man has been charged with carrying out the stabbings and is being held in prison while he waits for the courts to deal with his case. Sussex Police urged anyone who saw what happened to come...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019 at 2:35 pm

Masked robber steals cash from Brighton shop

A masked robber escaped with cash this morning (Friday 4 January) after threatening staff at a Brighton shop. Sussex Police said: “Officers are investigating an early morning robbery at a Brighton convenience store. “At 6am on Friday (4 January) a man entered the NISA Local...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019 at 10:19 am

Brighton NHS finance boss runs 1,000 fundraising miles for charity

An NHS finance chief in Brighton has run 1,000 miles and raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Emma Dallos, head of finance at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is celebrating raising £1,060 over the past 12 months. She said: “At the beginning of 2018 I...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019 at 9:51 am