Colleague urges Brighton’s ‘independent’ councillors to resign and fight a by-election

An independent councillor has urged two colleagues who quit their party last month to stand down from the council and fight a by-election. Bridget Fishleigh, who was elected as Independent, said that fellow councillors Nikkie Brennan and Kate Knight won their seats because they...

Brighton bus operator links with Seaford firm to create new coach company

Brighton bus company the Big Lemon has announced the start of a new coach business in a link up with a transport firm from Seaford. The new business is called Brighton Horizon Coaches. It has a fleet of 11 luxury vehicles, which meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. Four of the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020 at 8:00 pm

Brighton business owner told he can’t turn shop into café

Plans to turn a former clothes shop into a café have been thwarted after the owner lost his planning appeal. Cristo Doda, who owns 15 Cranbourne Street, Brighton, the former site of Rag Freak clothes shop, wants to convert it into a café to reflect changes in shopping habits....

Man charged after Pride flag burned

A man has been charged with a hate crime after a Pride flag was taken from someone’s garden and burned. Moulay Abdelhakim Ismaili, 36, of Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, was detained on suspicion of committing a homophobic hate-related crime after the flag was set on fire in...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020 at 2:24 pm

Body of missing kayaker found

A body believed to be that of a kayaker who went missing in the sea near Hove Lagoon has been found on Hove beach this morning. Search for missing kayaker off #Hove seafront in progress . HM Coastguard Helicopter assisted by #Shoreham and #Brighton lifeboats carrying out the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020 at 2:19 pm

McDonalds to open new restaurant

McDonald’s is opening a new cafe at a Brighton supermarket early next year. Asda applied for planning permission to extend the cafe at its Hollingbury superstore earlier this year, and building work has now started. Rumours were circling in the neighbourhood after staff...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020 at 12:09 pm

Seafront cycle lane roadworks to start today

Work will start today on the seafront cycle land on the A259 between the Palace Pier and Fourth Avenue, in Hove. “All cars must be removed from the south side of the A259 between the Palace Pier and Fourth Avenue before 12pm on Tuesday 4 August,” Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020 at 2:38 am