Licensing chiefs fear Brighton restaurant wants to be more like a pub

Police and licensing chiefs have objected to a request by a seafront restaurant in Brighton to run one floor of its premises more like a bar. They want the Brighton Beach Club, formerly known as Alfresco, to stick to the conditions of its current alcohol licence. This requires...

Sex attacker strikes again on Brighton seafront

A sex attacker is believed to have struck again on Brighton seafront yesterday (Sunday 6 October). The same man is also thought to have attacked a woman earlier in the summer. Sussex Police said today: “Police in Brighton are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a young...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 9:03 pm

The Leylines entertain eager Sussex crowd

THE LEYLINES + TAYLOR T. – THE ROPETACKLE, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA 05.10.19 Steve Mitchell, lead singer and songwriter for The Leylines, explained to the audience at Shoreham’s Ropetackle Arts Centre on Saturday night, that the band keep a bank of festival energy which they...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 6:08 pm

Keane make triumphant Brighton return

KEANE + MARIE WHITE – BRIGHTON CENTRE 05.10.19 I’ve long been a fan of Keane since they released their brilliant, seminal multi-platinum debut album ‘Hopes And Fears’ back in 2004, but this was the first time I was to witness them live, so I was extremely...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 4:34 pm

Council to build four cheap flats on car park in Brighton

Housing chiefs want to build four new low-cost flats for rent on a car park in the centre of Brighton. Their plans would make use of a small site in Frederick Street in the North Laine Conservation Area. Senior councillors are being asked to sign off the scheme on Thursday (10...

Five schools no longer have to close for election day

Five schools will not have to close during elections any more when changes to polling stations are approved. Queen’s Park, Hertford Infant, St Paul’s and Middle Street schools in Brighton and Cottesmore St Mary’s Catholic School in Hove, have all had to either...

Moulsecoomb parents overwhelmingly oppose academy plans in ballot

Parents voting in a ballot over whether Moulsecoomb Primary School should be turned into an academy have overwhelmingly opposed the plans. The government issued an academy order and is now seeking sponsors after the school was rated as inadequate by Ofsted in May. Since then,...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 11:48 am

Buildings evacuated due to gas leak

Hundreds of people working in the city centre were evacuated this morning after a gas leak in Queens Square. DV8 College and Domestic and General are both affected by the leak, which happened at 9am this morning on the building site of the new hotel on the former ice rink. Gas...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 11:03 am

Brighton Kemptown Conservatives pick their youngest ever candidate

The Brighton Kemptown Conservatives have picked their youngest ever candidate to contest the seat at the next general election. The constituency party has chosen trainee barrister Joe Miller, 25, who is currently a councillor in Brighton and Hove and was until recently the deputy...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 8:59 am

Firefighters rescue two people from burning flat in Brighton

Firefighters rescued two people from a burning first-floor flat in Brighton yesterday afternoon (Sunday 6 October). The pair were had breathed in smoke and were given oxygen at the scene. The fire broke out at lunchtime in Florence Road, Brighton. East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019 at 8:33 am