Masons donate £10k to Brighton domestic violence charity

Sussex Freemasons have given a grant worth almost £10,000 to the Brighton domestic violence charity RISE. The donation comes at a crucial time, as RISE nears the end of a £1.4 million a year contract and two months after its annual accounts recorded a deficit for the past...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 10:01 pm

Old surgery site to stay vacant after owner fails to win round councillors

Plans to build student flats on the site of a demolished doctors’ surgery are in limbo after councillors rejected a request from the owner. The plot on the corner of Heath Hill Avenue and Auckland Drive, in Bevendean, formerly the Willow House surgery, looks like remaining vacant...

Vandals cause £8k damage to new play area in Brighton park

Vandals have caused £8,000 damage to a new play area in a popular park, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Thursday 11 February). The council said: “We’re calling on residents who use or live near Stanmer Park playground to be vigilant after a spate of attacks on the...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 8:14 pm

Cases continue to fall in locked down Brighton and Hove

Cases are continuing to fall in Brighton and Hove – and fewer people are now being admitted to hospital. During January, the number of new cases each day has fallen by about 80%, from 330 at the beginning of the month to 60 on January 31. In the first week of February,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 4:33 pm

Backyard house in Hove turned down by planners

Plans to build a house in a back garden were refused for a fourth time because councillors considered the plot to be “too small”. Previous applications for a detached house in the garden of 7 Woodland Drive, Hove, were turned down due to the design and lack of outdoor space....

Train services cut to match drop in demand

Train bosses are bringing in a reduced timetable to match the drop in demand as fewer people travel on public transport during the coronavirus pandemic. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said today (Thursday 11 February) that train times on Southern and Thameslink would change from...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 2:37 pm

Four burglaries across Brighton and Hove under investigation

Police are investigating four burglaries across Brighton and Hove – two of them homes and two of the break ins at business premises. Three e-scooters, airpods, cables and a jacket were taken in one of the burglaries at a home in Hollingdean Road, Brighton. The break in is...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 1:18 pm

Covid victims commemorated in memorial quilt

A memorial quilt featuring the names of people who have died from covid in Brighton and Hove is being assembled in their memory. Quilters Emma Daniel and Domino Moore are asking people to submit names of anyone they would like to be commemorated on the quilt. So far, 339 people...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 12:47 pm

Brighton and Hove ranked second among Britain’s most pet-friendly cities

If Britain is a nation of animal lovers, then Brighton and Hove is one of its most pet-friendly cities. In fact, a new study found that Brighton and Hove is the second most pet-friendly city in the country. And with 69 dog-friendly restaurants, it’s the most welcoming place for...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021 at 11:14 am