Further Sussex music and arts venues in trouble as a result of COVID-19

We are all too aware that the global Arts sector has been hit incredibly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have reported on the Brighton & Hove situation, but just along the coast, the Worthing Theatres and Museum have announced their restructure consultation. Aman...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 2:28 pm

Upside Down House extends lease to 2023

Brighton’s Upside Down House is now set to stay on the seafront until 2023 after the council extended its lease. The attraction opened last summer after being given temporary planning permission. Last month, the permission was made permanent, and the lease extended for...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 12:30 pm

Brighton and Hove News commended at News Awards 2020

Brighton and Hove News has been commended at the News Awards 2020. The site was shortlisted for the Independent Community Website of the Year Award, sponsored by Google News Initiative and the ICNN (Independent Community News Network). The judges said: “A well-rounded content...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 11:54 am

Attacks on shop staff soar by a third

The number of attacks on shop staff has more than trebled in a year prompting police chiefs and business bosses to hold a meeting aimed at tackling the problem. Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne convened the meeting after hearing about the rise physical assaults,...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020 at 7:27 pm

Plans for 700 homes on Brighton gasworks site

Plans for up to 700 homes on the old gasworks site off Marine Parade have been unveiled. Developer St William, a joint venture between National Grid and Berkeley Group, is currently consulting on the plans, which include blocks between four and 15 storeys, new public spaces,...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020 at 3:02 pm

Brighton boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of crashing BMW into parked cars

A 13-year-old boy from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of crashing a stolen silver BMW into a line of parked cars. The boy was held on suspicion of dangerous driving, having an offensive weapon and failing to stop for the police. A 14-year-old boy was also arrested on...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020 at 2:45 pm

Neighbours divided by scheme to replace Brighton garage and workshop with 83 flats

Neighbours appear to be divided over plans to turn a garage and joinery workshop in Brighton into “build to rent” flats. More than 50 people have objected to the proposed six-storey scheme in Melbourne Street but 70 letters of support have been sent to Brighton and Hove City...