Councillors back £70m housing scheme for Brighton estate

Councillors backed a £70 million project to build more than 200 council homes and a neighbourhood hub at a meeting last night (Wednesday 17 November). They called for low rents and a greater number of wheelchair-accessible homes on the site of former school buildings in...

Shame put on a ‘Concrete’ performance in Brighton

SHAME + THE GOA EXPRESS + THE ÜMLAUTS – CHALK, BRIGHTON 15.11.21 Shame (stylized as ‘shame’) were amazing live at CHALK tonight. Probably the best gig since the return of live music after lockdown. But first a mention of the two supporting bands, The Ümlauts and The Goa...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 8:01 pm

Second hotel becomes hostel for child refugees

A second hotel in the city has been turned into a holding centre for unaccompanied refugee children, sparking anger. Green councillors today said local hotels were unsuitable for housing traumatised children – and risked upsetting neighbours too. The first hotel started to...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 5:23 pm

Police ask for help to find missing Brighton man

UPDATE Ulas Alagoza was found safe and well, Sussex Police said on Friday 19 November. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help to find a missing man from Brighton this afternoon (Thursday 18 November). The force said: “Police are growing increasingly concerned for the...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 3:29 pm

Council caught treating drivers in Brighton as cash cows

The Conservatives have caught Brighton and Hove City Council treating unsuspecting drivers as cash cows. Our questions about the new “bus gates” – or bus lanes – in the revamped Valley Gardens brought to light the extraordinary number of fines being dished out to drivers. An...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 3:03 pm

Mice and ghosts help celebrate Christmas at city venues

A new Christmas trail invites children to search for mice enjoying their own celebrations around the Royal Pavilion this year. And across town at Preston Manor, a Scrooge-inspired escape room will bring a yuletide chill down the spine of older visitors. From this weekend,...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 2:52 pm

All-weather pitch reopens following renovaton

The all-weather 3G Pitch at Stanley Deason Leisure Centre has re-opened after more than two months of extensive renovation. The popular pitch is used by schools and colleges and is also home to a five-a-side league. There is also a thriving community of work-based teams and local...
Posted On 18 Nov 2021 at 11:11 am

Councillors give their verdict on seafront cycle lane

Councillors have agreed to keep a seafront cycle lane and consult on future changes. The cycle lane was installed in place of a lane of other traffic on the A259 on the south side of King’s Road, Brighton, and Kingsway, Hove, in August last year. It was one of Brighton and Hove...