Plan to build 800 flats in Hove given the green light

A £260 million scheme to build more than 800 homes in Hove has been granted planning permission this afternoon (Wednesday 4 March). But councillors said that they felt their hands were tied as they voted it through when just 10 per cent of the flats would be classed ...

Cricket ground revamp in Hove wins planning permission

A multimillion-pound revamp of the County Ground in Hove has been approved by councillors this afternoon (Wednesday 4 March). The plans include demolishing the now-closed Sussex Cricketer pub, in Eaton Road, and building a nine-storey block of flats with a “pub restaurant” on the...

Planners say no to house in pub garden

Plans to build a three-bedroom house in a former pub garden have been turned down by councillors. Neighbours fighting the scheme, in Dyke Road, Brighton, said that they had won the battle but not yet won the war. Hove property business, LAN Estates, applied for planning...

Brighton special school requires improvement says watchdog

A special school in Brighton has been rated as requires improvement by education watchdog Ofsted. Despite the rating, Homewood College, in Queensdown School Road, off Lewes Road, Brighton, won praise from Ofsted and members of Brighton and Hove City Council. Ofsted’s report said:...

Starbucks plan for new London Road cafe

Starbucks is planning to open a new cafe on London Road where a Chinese restaurant closed down after zero star ratings. Cobra Coffee, which runs Starbucks branches in the UK including the cafe in St James’s Street, has applied for a change of use for 9 London Road from...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 3:09 pm

‘Trail Of Dead’ Brighton gig report

…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD + ALEX HENRY FOSTER & THE LONG SHADOWS – PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 29.02.20 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead (almost universally known as Trail of Dead) materialise at Patterns in Brighton to promote their latest...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 2:22 pm

CCTV released in bid to catch man who threw hot chocolate over BBC reporter

An image of the suspect thought to have thrown hot chocolate over a BBC reporter moments before she went on air has been released by police. A man screamed abuse at BBC South East political editor Lauren Moss when she was about to broadcast from the Royal Pavilion Gardens on...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 1:57 pm

Flyposter fined over Patterns posters

A flyposter caught putting up flyers in a Brighton bus stop has been landed with a £600 fine after the venue failed to pay his fixed penalty notice. Patrick Robinson, 22, of Egremont Place, was caught sticking flyers onto a bus shelter on Lewes Road last November, advertising the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 1:09 pm

Drug rehab staff warned of cuts as non-NHS provider takes over council contract

Drug rehab workers have been warned redundancies are on the cards when a non-NHS provider takes over the running of services in Brighton and Hove next month. Staff working for Pavilions, which has been running Brighton and Hove’s drug and alcohol recovery service since...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 11:45 am

Police helicopter assists search for person in the water at Hove Lagoon

The police helicopter helped in a search for someone reported to be in the water at Hove Lagoon in the early hours of this morning. Our inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of a person in the water by #Hove lagoon at 2.05am today. A search was carried out along with...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 11:07 am
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