The meeting space with the finest view …

A committee held its first meeting in a venue with one of the finest views for miles around. And given the subject matter, it was fitting that they should choose a beach hut on Hove seafront to get together. The Hove Beach Hut Association held its first annual general meeting...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 11:24 pm

Start of Madeira Terraces restoration work approved

Work to start the restoration and refurbishment of the Madeira Terraces has been unanimously approved by the members of a Brighton and Hove City Council committee. The Terraces scheme was described as one of the most challenging heritage issues facing the council. The...

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying….. Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘Without Sin’ by Dorylus (Selected Video) I saw the band...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 4:30 pm

Playgrounds set to get revamp

New play equipment is set to come to playgrounds across the city this year. Councillors are being asked to approve £200,000 for replacing ageing play equipment at six parks, while another six will get new equipment paid for with cash from developers. Parks benefiting from th...

Climate campaigners create their own Brighton welcome

Environmental campaigners have taken advantage of changes to the Patcham roundabout flowerbed to extend their own style of welcome to visitors. Last week, we reported that the box hedge used to spell out welcome had been taken out after becoming diseased. The bed has now been...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 2:03 pm

Just when you thought it was safe to ditch the brolly – new thunderstorm warning issued

Another thunder warning has been issued by the Met Office starting on Sunday and ending Monday. Although just sunshine and a gentle breeze is forecast for Brighton at present, the warning says storms may develop anywhere across England and Wales, apart from the south west. The...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 11:53 am

Only four planning breaches enforced this year

Only four planning enforcement notices have been handed out in the first half of this year, a steep drop from previous years.  From January to June 20 last year, 51 notices were handed out for a variety of planning breaches, 29 of which were for unauthorised HMOs.  Last...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 11:25 am

Have you seen missing schoolboy?

Police are concerned for missing Brighton teenager Harris Bunch. Harris, 13, was last seen at his home address in Brighton around 5.30pm on Tuesday (June 18). He is white, 5ft 6in, of slim build and with light blond hair. Harris was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 10:48 am

Hove children learn life-saving skills in the sea

Children are being taught life-saving skills in the sea at Hove by someone who recently put his own training into action. The lessons are being laid on by the new Hove Surf Life Saving Club with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. The club’s training officer is Ryan...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 10:20 am

Stanmer restoration to begin this month

The restoration of Stanmer Park is set to begin this month with the appointment of the main contractor. Brighton and Hove City Council has announced Buxton Building Contractors Ltd has won the tender for the National Lottery-funded Restoration Project. Site set-up has already...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019 at 9:56 am