Fire at Westows in Hove being treated as suspicious

A fire at the old Westows children’s soft play premises is being treated as suspicious. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it took over an hour to tackle the blaze, in School Road, Hove. The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have left the scene of...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 9:29 pm

Brighton coffee shop seeks licence to sell something a little stronger

Concerns about longer opening hours and noise saw a neighbour object to plans for alcohol sales at a Brighton coffee bar. Okka Coffee, in Dyke Road, Brighton, is currently open from 8am to 5pm daily, with a regular clientèle known to owner Kamil Buer. His application was to sell...
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Councillors need more help when they retire

Most councillors perform their role alongside day jobs or as a public service once they have retired. For most there is a balancing act between serving their community and paying the bills. Exceptions include the majority in senior leadership roles in unitary, metropolitan or...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 7:28 pm

Police drop objection to street bars at Kemp Town Carnival

An offer to beef up security at all the entrances to the Kemp Town Carnival persuaded Sussex Police to drop its opposition to street bars at the event. The organisers will post security staff at all of the carnival’s entry points from Upper Rock Gardens to Eaton Place in...
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The Gym Group brings award-winning flexible fitness to Hove

SPONSORED EDITORIAL: The Gym Group, pioneer of low-cost no-contract gyms in the UK, is bringing its award-winning flexible fitness offering to Hove to serve growing demand within the local area. The Gym will provide a brand new gym for the area when it opens in June this year at...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 6:30 pm

‘The Great Escape presents’ …. Free gig @ Hope & Ruin, Brighton

The Great Escape are whetting your appetite nice ‘n’ early this year as the guys have organised a FREE concert up at the ever popular Hope & Ruin on Queens Road, Brighton. The event is taking place well ahead of the May new music festival and will go ahead on Thursday 28th...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 3:16 pm

Will Young announces new single, new album and tour which includes Brighton date

UK pop icon Will Young has just released a brand new single entitled ‘All The Songs’, the first track to be heard from his long awaited seventh album ‘Lexicon’ set for release on 14th June. ‘All The Songs’ arrives with an incredible, agenda-setting video directed by the legendary...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 2:29 pm
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Schoolchildren take over street to push for cleaner air

Children have taken over the street outside their Brighton primary school today to push for action to improve air quality and road safety. Pupils from St Luke’s Primary School petitioned people living in Queens Park Rise for permission to close the street for an hour this morning...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 2:06 pm

Missing Hove man found safe and well

A missing man from Hove has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said today (Monday 25 March). Frederick Nash, 21, was in London, the force said. He went missing from Hove on Thursday (21 March) and on Friday a missing person appeal was published. The force said at the time...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 1:16 pm

Brighton builders leave £300k debts and unfinished work

A Brighton building business has been accused of leaving unpaid debts of £300,000 and unfinished work at a house in Hove after taking a five-figure deposit. The business is run by Alec Bishop, 55, and his children Matt, 21, and Emma, 20. Alec Bishop is the older brother of Babes...
Posted On 25 Mar 2019 at 12:42 pm
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