Brighton’s trendy North Laine to be renamed the North Laynes

Posted On 01 Apr 2021 at 12:03 am

Thanks to everyone who responded to our April Fool tale and rest assured there are no plans that we know of to rename the North Laine … 

Brighton’s trendy North Laine area is to be renamed the North Laynes after a pressure group spent hours trying to find a jewellers which was actually located in the Lanes.

Councillors have deemed it has become too confusing for residents and visitors to distinguish between the North Laine and The Lanes.

This is despite the areas being known as such for over 200 years.

Consequently, the area comprising streets such as Sydney Street and Bond Street will become the North Laynes.

And the world famous Lanes, including Meeting House Lane, will now be known as the South Laines.

It was pointed out by a council spokesman that the new Sea Lanes venture was something completely different altogether.

There is expected to be more coverage of the name changes just after midday today!

An explanation of the North Laine’s name in the shop window of Juju

  1. Billy Short Reply


  2. roy pennington Reply

    trigger happy, reach for my gun

  3. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Not Fooled.

  4. Chris Heald-Barraclough Reply

    Re Laines change of names. I don’t care what the council want to do, but I am not going to change the names they have always been

    • Christopher Hawtree Reply

      I think you were Fooled!

  5. fed-up with brighton politics Reply

    This was a pretty feeble April Fool joke, I have to say.

  6. Valerie Reply

    I read the headline in mortified disbelief & exclaimed angrily “WHAAAAT!” & clicked to read so you caught me at nearly midnight, tired & having had April Fools day ALMOST entirely pass me by

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