Planners grant permission for 125 affordable homes in Portslade

A scheme to build 125 “affordable” homes in Portslade has been granted detailed planning permission despite some concerns from neighbours. Work is expected to start on the £35 million new estate, off Overdown Rise, in Mile Oak, in the autumn and should take about two...

Brighton flats approved on site of former housing office

A former housing office in Brighton can be converted into 10 flats after planning permission was granted this afternoon (Wednesday 12 June). Brighton and Hove City Council intends to turn its former Oxford Street housing office into flats for people in need of temporary housing...

Hove business promises new homes and jobs after winning planning permission for £25m scheme

An international exhibitions business based in Hove promised homes and jobs as councillors gave their backing to a scheme to build 52 flats. Imex, which currently employs 60 people near Hove station, expects to create 30 more jobs as a result of the decision. It plans to move its...

Police appeal for help to find ‘high risk’ missing Brighton man

UPDATE: Jay Shentall has been found safe, Sussex Police said. Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a missing man from Brighton who has been described as “high risk”. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 12 June): “Police are searching for high-risk missing...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 6:01 pm

Youth work credited with reducing anti-social behaviour complaints in Brighton and Hove

Anti-social behaviour among teenagers living on council estates in Brighton and Hove is reducing thanks to youth projects, councillors have been told. Feedback from housing teams has been positive for the past year, with fewer reports of anti-social behaviour by young people,...

An evening in Brighton with punk legend Jordan

JORDAN – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 08.06.19 Thankfully the Gods were looking down favourably on the Brighton & Hove Music Team on Saturday 8th June. The two events that we really wanted to cover were situated virtually next door to each other. For a majority of the...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 5:17 pm

Campaigner criticises Brighton bias on key council committee

Hove and Portslade are almost entirely unrepresented on a key decision-making committee. The lack of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee prompted local campaigner Valerie Paynter to question the committee’s ability to represent the...

Stormy Corbyn meeting leads to fresh calls for deselection of popular Hove MP

A stormy meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party this week has led to Corbyn-supporting local members making fresh calls for the deselection of Hove MP Peter Kyle. Mr Kyle was quoted in several national newspapers pleading with the Labour leader to come up with a clear plan on...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 4:08 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing Brighton teenager

UPDATE: Jack Winstanley has turned up safe and well, Sussex Police said. Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a teenager from Brighton who has been missing for more than three weeks. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 12 June): “Police are searching for missing...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 2:34 pm

Thirty Madeira Terraces arches set to be restored

Thirty arches are set to be restored in the first phase of the Madeira Terraces restoration, if the scheme is approved next week. The council was hoping to raise £23 million to restore the whole stretch. But after twice being turned down for Heritage Lottery Funding, outgoing...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 1:36 pm
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