Consultation begins on controversial Brighton scheme to house homeless people

People are being asked to have their say on proposed flats for homeless people at the former Hollingbury Library site. The scheme in Carden Hill is for 13 “move-on” flats for people who have been homeless and are ready to live independently. When the project went...

Two Brighton suffragettes could be remembered with blue plaque

Two suffragettes will be remembered with a blue plaque if it is given permission. Octavia Wilberforce and Elizabeth Robins would be named on the plaque proposed for their former home at  24 Montpelier Crescent in Brighton. Both were important figures in the early 20th century...

Views sought on new rules to limit spread of student houses in Brighton and Hove

A public consultation on plans to limit the number of shared houses across Brighton and Hove starts on Monday (3 June). Brighton and Hove City Council is looking at whether to require owners of even smaller shared houses to have to seek planning permission. At the moment, they...

Council rent arrears grow as welfare reforms affect more tenants in Brighton and Hove

The growing number of Brighton and Hove council tenants in receipt of universal credit owe an increasing amount of rent. The total outstanding sum has almost trebled in a year from £160,000 owed by 498 tenants to £470,000 owed by 1,005 tenants. At the end of March the money...

Burglars steal tills and cash from Hove seafront restaurant

Burglars on bikes stole two cash registers and an unknown sum of money from a seafront restaurant in Hove yesterday (Thursday 30 May). The break-in – at Marrocco’s in King’s Esplanade – happened at about 3.15am when two people forced their way in. They caused damage estimated a...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 4:37 pm

Psychedelic visuals and synth sounds float around Sussex chapel

DEATH AND VANILLA + HAMILTON YARNS – WESTGATE CHAPEL, LEWES 30.05.19 It’s fair to say that at times I’m rather enamoured with local concert promoters Melting Vinyl’s ‘out of the box’ thinking. This evening is one such example as they have carefully selected the perfect...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 4:07 pm

Rent lost from empty Brighton and Hove council flats totals almost £1m in two years

Hundreds of thousands of pounds in rent has been lost because council houses and flats were left without tenants. Brighton and Hove City Council has lost almost £1 million in two years when homes were empty between lets, according to a new report. But the figure fell fro...

Brighton man charged with having child porn

A Brighton man has been charged with having child porn on his computer despite a previous court order aimed at preventing him from storing pictures of children being sexually abused. Terence George Coomber, 78, of Stanford Avenue, Brighton, appeared before Brighton magistrates...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 2:53 pm

Volunteers wanted to help for older people’s charity in Brighton and Hove

Retired people are being asked to volunteer to help a charity for older people across Brighton and Hove. The request – from Age UK Brighton and Hove – comes just before the start of National Volunteers Week tomorrow (Saturday 1 June). The awareness-raising week runs until next...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 1:04 pm

Home to school transport contract needs careful steering

With the European Election results still making the headlines, it is easy to be caught up with national politics and all that is going on in Westminster. With the Prime Minister announcing the date when she will be standing down as leader of the Conservative Party, this has...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 12:05 am