Rubbish tips and recycling sites to reopen in Brighton and Hove

The council is to reopen its two rubbish tips and recycling centres in Brighton and Hove from Monday 18 May. The news follows updated government guidance, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Wednesday 6 May). The council said: “The household waste recycling sites were...
Posted On 06 May 2020 at 11:04 pm

Whisky expert’s plans rejected as councillors claim shop would become a pub ‘by stealth’

Councillors threw out a planning application today because they were worried that a specialist whisky company was trying to set up a pub “by stealth”. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee rejected Woolf Sung Limited’s plans for a...

Brighton 5G phone mast approved by planners despite scores of objections

Plans to put up a 20-metre (65ft) 5G phone mast in Brighton have been approved by councillors. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee voted six to four to approve the mast plans for Carden Avenue, Patcham, opposite one end of Dale Drive. It was a...

Brighton shop can keep drinks licence despite sales to under-18s

A convenience store has been allowed to continue selling alcohol despite failing two under-age test purchases within a few months. The Nisa shop, in The Highway, Moulsecoomb, has promised extra training for staff and a change of management. Sussex Police asked a Brighton and Hove...

Police commissioner’s harasser ordered not to stalk her lawyer

A conspiracy theorist who harassed Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne has now been ordered not to stalk her lawyer. Matt Taylor, 48, regularly posts wild accusations about Sussex Police and other public figures on his blog and YouTube channel. He dubbed himself the...

Forty stolen bikes found in Brighton

About 40 bikes – believed to have been stolen – have been found in the back garden of a property in Brighton. Sussex Police said that they hoped to return the bikes – some of them “high value” – to their owners. The force said: “Police are seeking to reunite these bikes with...
Posted On 06 May 2020 at 11:54 am

Brighton escape room company launches virtual version for lockdown

A Brighton entertainment company has launched a virtual escape room so friends in lockdown can play together online. Bewilder Box, which ran real life escape rooms at The Hobgoblin in Brighton and The Brunswick in Hove before the coronavirus breakout, has launched an online game,...
Posted On 06 May 2020 at 9:46 am

Police and council oppose Brighton theatre’s licence application

A Brighton theatre company has applied for a six-month drinks licence but faces opposition from the police and council licensing officials. Otherplace Productions wants to open a theatre and cabaret venue on the beach by the Brighton Zip zipwire. The company, which runs the...