Homelessness cannot be solved by a single council – but here’s what we are doing

There has been a lot of questioning of the number of rough sleepers in the city of late. People say we are counting in the wrong way or we looked in the wrong places. This is a smokescreen for those wanting to undermine the efforts being made and distracts from two inescapable...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 5:57 pm

Twinkle Brothers light up Brighton with their Bob Marley birthday bash

TWINKLE BROTHERS + DUBIOUS ROOTS – THE KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON 07.02.19 The legendary Twinkle Brothers were in Brighton tonight with their blend of infectious Jamaican reggae sounds. The night was a celebration of the birth of Robert Nesta Marley, that’s Bob to us. Bob was born...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 5:56 pm

New supports for crumbling Madeira Terraces

Seven new supports are set to be erected to prop up the crumbling Madeira Terraces as the council continues to look for the funding needed to restore them. Work on restoring three of the arches is set to start in spring, using almost £500,000 raised by a crowdfunder last year....
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 4:11 pm

Old Ship Hotel plans revamp

The owners of the 17th century Old Ship Hotel on Brighton seafront are planning more extensions to boost the number of rooms and add new shops and a swimming pool. The scheme will add 54 new rooms in one extension in Black Lion Street and four more new rooms as part of a fourth...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 3:20 pm

Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge now open for entries

Riders in the second Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge have been set the challenge of going further in the event’s virtual round the world challenge, in which cyclists only clocked up enough miles to get them as far as Australia. Entries are now open for this year’s...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 2:50 pm

Brighton motorcyclist paralysed in crash wins admission of guilt from driver

A Brighton motorcyclist left paralysed after a crash is one step closer to justice after his lawyers secured an admission of liability from the other driver. John Adams, 54, a former motorsports mechanic, was on his way to work at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2016 when...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 12:59 pm

Storm Erik set to lash south coast today

A weather warning for Storm Erik has been issued this morning forecasting high winds along the south coast. The warning, which starts straight away and runs until 8pm this evening, says there is a good likelihood of low impact from the winds, with road and rail delays possible as...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 11:40 am

Leading detective recognised for bringing Brighton double murderer to justice

One of Brighton’s senior police officers has been officially recognised for his role in bringing murderer Russell Bishop to justice. Superintendent Jeff Riley was presented with a divisional commendation by Brighton and Hove police commander Lisa Bell. He led the long-running...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 11:37 am

Controversial Old Steine revamp approved

A controversial £8 million scheme to revamp the Old Steine area which has divided opinion has been approved by councillors. One councillor said that to go ahead with the current plans for the scheme, known as “Valley Gardens phase three”, would be “sticking two...

Plumber petitions council for half-price parking

A Brighton plumber has started a petition pleading for half-price parking permits for traders. Felix Elkin, of Yardley Street, Brighton, set up the petition on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. Mr Elkin, of Pipeworks Plus, said that he paid £700 for a trader’s...