Hove school granted planning permission for new sports hall

A school’s planning application for a sports hall was approved without debate despite opposition from neighbours. Hove Park School wants to build a double-height sports hall in Nevill Road because its old gym is too small. The school won support from parents but some neighbours...

Pier teams up with DJs for free NHS fundraiser

The Brighton Palace Pier has teamed up with four DJs to hold a free four-hour live-streamed fundraising music event and to thank NHS staff. While the pier is hosting the event, the seafront landmark will not be open to the public. Instead, the sets will be live-streamed on the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020 at 4:44 pm

Man seriously injured in fight

A busy Brighton street has been closed and a man arrested after another man was seriously injured this afternoon. Police were called to reports of a fight between a group of men in Oxford Street at about 3pm this afternoon. A 29-year-old man later presented himself at hospital...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020 at 4:21 pm

New Shelter Hall foodhall will attract ‘improved demographic’ to seafront

New food outlets on Brighton beach will attract a better class of customer to the seafront, councillors were told today. The food court opening at the new Shelter Hall on the seafront was described as “improving the demographic” by both the leaseholder and the...

Statues and street names under review after Black Lives Matter protests

Statues and street names which celebrate figures connected to the slave trade and colonialism are to be reviewed by the council in the light of the Black Lives Matter protests. A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was topped by protesters in Bristol on Saturday, sparking an...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020 at 3:53 pm

Climate campaigners plan cycle lane carnival

Climate activists are calling on cyclists to join a socially distanced mass bike ride this weekend to celebrate new pop up cycle lanes. Extinction Rebellion Brighton is staging the ride on the new cycle lane on the Old Shoreham road this Sunday at 2pm. Last month, its campaigners...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020 at 12:39 pm

Brighton commuters urged to give views on plans to move East Croydon station

Rail bosses are urging train passengers from Brighton and Hove to give their views on plans to move one of Britain’s busiest stations 100 metres to the north. Network Rail has published plans to demolish the existing East Croydon station and build a new station slightly closer to...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020 at 11:59 am