Cornavirus grant delays? Business owners urged to contact council

Business owners waiting to hear about coronavirus-related grants have been urged to contact their councillor or Brighton and Hove City Council directly. Several grant schemes with different rules – and a third national lockdown – have all added to the challenges for council...

Hove seafront venue’s glazed rooftop plan falls foul of officials

A proposed roof extension for a building on Hove seafront has divided opinion, with officials and dozens of neighbours opposed, while an MP and hundreds of supporters have backed the plan. The building’s owner, Luke Davis, wants to add a glazed extra floor to Rockwater,...

New year knighthood for Sir Peter Field is a well-deserved and fitting honour

Brighton-born Peter Field deserves congratulations for his well-merited knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Sir Peter is one of a number of people from Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area to have been recognised for their long and distinguished service,...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021 at 7:18 pm

RSPCA comes to the rescue of gull stuck in bin

A seagull which somehow got itself stuck inside a locked Brighton recycling bin on New Year’s Eve was rescued by an RSPCA inspector. The inquisitive gull had somehow managed to get inside the large recycling bin which is locked and has a post box type gap with brushes...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021 at 4:31 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion finally throw in the Tau

Albion have finally got work permit clearance for South African Percy Tau to play in the Premier League more than two years after signing him. Tau has been recalled from his current loan spell with Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht. The 26-year-old South Africa international joined...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021 at 1:54 pm

Brighton night club business sold for £10m

The company that runs a Brighton night club and cocktail bar has been sold for £10 million as the coronavirus restrictions continue to affect food, drink and hospitality businesses. Deltic, which owned the Pryzm night club in West Street and the linked Steinbeck and Shaw cocktail...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021 at 12:57 pm

Lockdown? What lockdown? Leading politician airs concerns as Brighton remains busy

A leading politician has questioned whether people were taking the latest lockdown seriously or just carrying on as normal. The former Labour council leader Nancy Platts said that the more virulent strain of the coronavirus and higher infection levels meant that the situation was...