Date set for Brighton Marina public inquiry

A date has been set for a public inquiry into plans to build a thousand flats at Brighton Marina in nine blocks, one of which would be 28 storeys high. The public inquiry has been scheduled to take place – virtually – on Tuesday 23 March. And the outcome will be decided by the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2021 at 9:34 pm

Hove seafront shacks to stay shut until government eases coronavirus restrictions

A set of huts on Hove seafront will stay shut until the government relaxes its coronavirus restrictions. The decision was shared in an email to Brighton and Hove City Council before a licensing panel met today (Tuesday 5 January) to decide whether the huts could continue to sell...

Concerns grow for missing Brighton woman

Concerns are growing for a missing woman from Brighton, police said this afternoon (Tuesday 5 January). Sussex Police said: “Have you seen missing Brighton woman Diana Hughes? “Police are growing concerned for the welfare of missing woman Diana Hughes. “The 38-year-old woman was...
Posted On 05 Jan 2021 at 5:12 pm

Sculptor delivers model for Brighton suffragette statue to mayor

A milestone has been reached by the sculptor working on a statue of the Brighton woman who became the first suffragette to die for the cause of women’s right to vote. Denise Dutton has completed and delivered a bronze maquette of Mary Clarke, presenting it to Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 05 Jan 2021 at 1:34 pm

Lord Lieutenant Peter Field awarded knighthood by Queen

The Queen has awarded a knighthood to the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field, in the New Year Honours List. Sir Peter, 74, has been the lord lieutenant – the Queen’s representative – in the county, including Brighton and Hove, since August 2008. He was previously the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2021 at 11:47 am

Decision due on plan to cut size of nine Brighton and Hove schools

Councillors are being asked to cut a class from eight Brighton and Hove primary schools and almost halve the intake at a secondary school despite opposition from parents. But the alternative – keeping the same number of classes – could leave the schools in financial trouble,...