Patisserie Valerie enters administration

A cake shop chain with two branches in Brighton and Hove has entered into administration after its banks – Barclays and HSBC – pulled the plug. Patisserie Valerie, which has branches in Western Road, Hove, and East Street, Brighton, has been teetering on the financial brink since...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 10:20 pm

Traffic scheme aimed at tackling hazardous air quality in busy Brighton street

An experimental traffic scheme is being introduced to try to cut pollution in Rottingdean. The trial, to be carried out for 18 months and monitored for the first year in the centre of the village, is designed to prevent further congestion. Brighton and Hove City Council’s...

Parking charges set for the year ahead in Brighton and hove

Parking charges are to go up in some streets and two car parks in Brighton and Hove. But for most places, charges will be frozen for the financial year ahead. The freeze applies to resident and visitor permits as well as permits for businesses and traders. Members of Brighton and...

Row rumbles on over true number of rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Official rough sleeper numbers are still causing controversy at Brighton and Hove City Council. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth officially asked the Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities and Equalities Committee for data to make a “meaningful comparison” of...

Brighton’s homeless bus damaged by fire

Brighton’s homeless shelter bus has been damaged by a fire sparked by a faulty light. The bus, run by Sussex Homeless Support, was parked in Madeira Drive last night when the light caught fire, causing a blaze which burnt out part of  the upper deck. However, the rest of...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 4:05 pm

Portslade man spared prison after 14-hour siege

A man from Portslade has been spared prison after a 14-hour siege when he attacked a police officer and had a go at another man. Thomas Garmon, also known as Thomas Garman, 50, of Parker Court, in Foredown Road, Portslade, assaulted PC Stuart Ellis and threatened another man,...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 1:22 pm

Police officer sentenced after knocking down man on Brighton pedestrian crossing

A Sussex Police officer who knocked down a man on a pedestrian crossing while driving on the wrong side of the road has pleaded guilty to careless driving. PC Russell Kyle admitted charge at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Monday 21 January) where he was given a conditional...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 1:16 pm

More ice on the way

Another icy night is in store for Brighton and Hove with a severe weather warning for ice across the country. The council’s gritters will be out once again, and the severe weather homeless shelter will be open once more. The Met Office warning said: “Ice will form in...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 12:52 pm

More than one in ten benefit from council-supported organisations

Voluntary and charity organisations have provided support and services for almost 36,000 people in the last year. The city’s Third Sector Commission originally aimed to help 25,000 people in the first of its three years of programmes funded by Brighton and Hove City Council...

Could King Alfred agreement finally be signed this month?

After years of negotiations, the first stages of redeveloping the King Alfred should get under way by the end of the month. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy, Resources and Growth Committee is expected to approve a development agreement with Crest Nicholson when it...
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