More cycle lanes on the way, prompting Conservative calls for proper evaluation

More cycle lanes are on the way, prompting Brighton and Hove Conservatives to call for a proper evaluation of the measures. The party wants to know what the environmental impact is likely to be, with concerns about traffic jams, displacement and rising air pollution. The latest...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020 at 7:11 am

Brighton charity sends out 1,000th food parcel

School holiday hunger project Chomp has sent out its 1,000th food parcel. The charity, which usually provides free lunch clubs and activities throughout the school holidays in communities across Brighton and Hove, changed tack back in March when schools shut at the start of the...

Film Pride returns – with covid-friendly format thanks to Latest coverage

Film Pride, Brighton and Hove Pride’s official LGBTQ+ film festival, is under way with a different format because of the coronavirus crisis. The festival, which started last year, was due to be hosted at the Latest Music Bar in late July but social distancing put paid to the...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020 at 12:30 am

Brighton shop faces calls to be stripped of licence over stolen drink

A Brighton shop may lose its alcohol licence after facing accusations of selling stolen drinks. The licence holder was alleged to have bought bottles of wine from street drinkers who had stolen them from elsewhere – and then the bottles were put out on the shelves. Churchill...

Police dog gets his teeth into suspected drug dealer in Brighton

A newly trained police dog got his teeth into a suspected drug dealer in Brighton last night after the man ran off when officers stopped his car. Sussex Police said that two men were now in custody, having been arrested in the North Laine area after officers stopped them in...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020 at 3:57 pm

A new application for old phones in Brighton and Hove

While pottering around the beautiful village of Rottingdean recently, I spotted a phone box that had been converted into a little library. The deal is that you can take a book and then give one back to replace it so that the library remains stocked up. I thought this was a...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020 at 3:10 pm

Stamp duty holiday will help Brighton businesses

Many people have criticised the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday for including second home owners and investors. And while this appears to have been an oversight on the part of the government, the critics should think more deeply about this decision. A 3 per cent stamp...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020 at 2:25 pm

Uber finds new route to reach passengers in Brighton and Hove

The cab hailing app Uber has found a new way to reach passengers in Brighton and Hove, by buying Autocab, the software business that supports a leading local taxi firm. The move is expected to mean that Uber will own the booking and dispatch system used by Southern Taxis which...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020 at 2:05 pm

Family home in Brighton to become shared house

Councillors have granted planning permission for a family home in Brighton to be turned into a shared house despite having reservations. Two ward councillors – Steph Powell and David Gibson – wrote to planners with concerns about the “creeping” growth in the number of houses in...

Police watchdog to investigate Brighton officer over arrest

Police brutality in the uk, a lot of you love to say it only happens in America, this is not the case. @sussex_police pic.twitter.com/I6iqmf6UJF — soph (@PasDe_Cheval) July 8, 2020 A Brighton police officer is being investigated for misconduct after footage of an arrest was...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020 at 8:16 pm