Council’s 10-year planning blueprint for homes and jobs clears latest hurdle

Councillors said that their hands were tied when it came to allocating greenfield sites for housing in Brighton and Hove. They blamed government planning laws for putting the sites at risk of development as Brighton and Hove City Council’s 10-year planning blueprint cleared...

Two charged over Whitehawk murder

Police have charged two men with the murder of a man in a Brighton street. Daryl Richardson, 26, unemployed, of Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, and Bobby Smith, 21, unemployed, of no fixed address, have been charged on the authority of the CPS with the murder of Muhammed Lamin...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 8:19 pm

Planners praise design for bijou corner plot home

Councillors praised the innovative design of a three-bedroom house on a tiny plot as they granted planning permission for the project. The site in Ridgeway Gardens, off the Ridgway, in Woodingdean, is currently used for parking at the end of a small cul-de-sac. The planning...

Brighton school staff join forces with community pub to provide lockdown lunches

Staff at a Brighton school have linked up with a community pub to prepare hundreds of meals a week to be served up during the coronavirus lockdown. And thanks to a £10,000 donation, they are likely to be able to feed some of the most vulnerable children and families over the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 3:55 pm

Conservative councillors urge Brighton MP to speak up for local green spaces

Conservative councillors have called on Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas to speak up for green spaces in her constituency. The Tories said that they were making an 11th hour appeal to the Green MP after she spoke out about the sale of open spaces in Lancashire. Yet, said the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 2:54 pm

Historic Brighton building to make way for six-storey office block

A 1930s building in central Brighton can be demolished after councillors approved plans to replace it with a six-storey office block. There was concern about the loss of the neo-classical facade of the existing building in Middle Street, in the heart of Brighton’s Old Town...

Brighton and Hove Albion footballers set up fund to support local charities

Brighton and Hove Albion footballers have set up a fund to support local charities whose work and income have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. And the players have teamed up to make a six-figure donation to the fund which is called Albion As One. The club said: “The...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 12:59 pm

Housing approved for old housing office site in Portslade

The site of a former housing office can be turned into affordable homes for dozens of people on the council’s waiting list. Councillors unanimously approved the £14 million project to build 42 flats for social rent in Victoria Road, Portslade. The scheme is part of Brighton...

Homeless woman treated in hospital after tent set alight on Hove seafront

A homeless woman was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke after her tent caught fire on Hove seafront last night (Wednesday 22 April). Police are understood to investigating the fire as an arson attack. The emergency services were called to the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 12:30 pm

Brighton student graduates from driving tube trains to top science fellowship

A Brighton University graduate who started her working life as a tube train driver has been made a fellow of one of the world’s most prestigious science programmes. Jacqueline Campbell graduated with an earth and ocean sciences degree from Brighton University’s School of...
Posted On 23 Apr 2020 at 12:04 pm
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