Planners reject proposal for 5G phone mast near Brighton school

Officials have rejected a planning application to put up a 5G phone mast close to a school in Brighton. The decision was reached after hundreds of people objected to phone firm Vodafone’s plan for a pole 20 metres (65ft) high. Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas criticised the...

Police object to Brighton night club’s takeaway plans

A night club boss faces opposition to his plans to sell takeaway drinks on Brighton seafront. Too many drunks, too few toilets and too many people flocking to the prom, making social distancing “almost impossible”, were among the objections from Sussex Police. Shooshh said that...

Beach litter patrols start again

Brighton and Hove’s litter cops have started patrolling the beach and other areas of the city after lockdown easing has seen the amount of dumped rubbish mounting up. On the spot fines of £150 can be handed out to anyone caught dropping litter – including chewing gum,...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020 at 5:26 pm

Interim plans for Black Rock revamp recommended for approval

Plans to improve Black Rock ahead of a hoped-for redevelopment are going before city councillors. The proposals are recommended for approval by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee when it meets on Wednesday, 10 June. They include extending the road into the...

Fire Brigades Union passes vote of no confidence in ‘dangerous’ plan

The Fire Brigades Union has passed a vote of no confidence in what members described as “dangerous” plans to cut frontline emergency cover. The FBU’s East Sussex secretary Eliot Parry said that the decision had not been taken lightly but resulted from concerns about the safety of...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020 at 4:21 pm

Council landed with £77k bill to replace leaky eco roof

The city council has been left to foot a huge bill to replace a leaking eco roof which was only built seven years ago. The cafe on The Level was built in 2013 as part of the award-winning revamp of the central Brighton park. Contractors Thomas Sinden said the cafe construction...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020 at 12:00 pm

Stab victim in critical condition as East Street cordoned off

A 20-something man is in hospital with serious injuries this morning after a suspected stabbing in Brighton last night. The local man was found in East Street near the junction of North Street at 2.27am this morning. He was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020 at 10:08 am