Councillor calls for independent review of Valley Gardens scheme

A councillor has called for an independent assessment of changes to the road layout in Valley Gardens in the centre of Brighton. Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh said that the review should be carried out by a traffic consultant who was “genuinely independent”. She plans...

Pheasant shoot activists guilty of aggravated trespass

Two animal rights activists have been convicted of aggravated trespass after disrupting a pheasant shoot on a council-owned farm. Vet’s assistant Melissa Page, 31, and DJ and music producer Danny Howells, 51, were among a group of nine hunt sabs who ran towards guns on...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 5:37 pm

Pro-cycle lane petition attracts three times the signatures as anti-cycling one

Three times as many people have signed a petition calling for the cycle lane on the Old Shoreham Road to be reinstated as a rival one demanding it ruled out of consideration. The cycle lane was put in during the first lockdown to boost active travel while people were less likely...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 3:46 pm

Brighton Christmas Festival boss says it’s the wheel deal despite weather and power problems

Despite weather and power problems, with Storm Barra forcing the first Brighton Christmas Festival to close again today, the organiser said that so far it had been a huge success. Update 📣 pic.twitter.com/WSgd8duXcZ — Brighton Christmas Festival (@BNChristmasFest) December 7,...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 3:36 pm

Omicron case confirmed in Brighton and Hove

A case of the new covid variant Omicron has been confirmed in Brighton and Hove. The city’s director of public health Alistair Hill said this afternoon that the city council has been notified by the UK’s Health Security Agency of the case. Across the UK, a further 101...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 3:09 pm

Plans for second 24-hour ‘KFC’ drive-through revealed

A second set of plans for what appears to be a KFC drive-through in another Asda car park have been submitted. Brighton and Hove News reported last month that Euro Garages had submitted plans for one in the car park at Asda in Brighton Marina – known by some locally as Down...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 1:53 pm

Wanted man caught in Brighton after lockdown stop

A man who assaulted a police officer in Brighton and gave fake identities to mask a series of outstanding crimes has been jailed. Sanmid Singh Sidana, 28, of Taunton Road in Hounslow, was a passenger in a car stopped by officers shortly after midnight on March 2, in Montpelier...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 12:57 pm

Green-Labour pact hits Brighton in the pocket once again

Labour continues to side with the Greens in key council votes, letting down its residents and the city as a whole. The latest glaring example of this occurred at last month’s key Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee meeting when Brighton’s experimental bus gate...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 12:53 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion await news on Spurs covid status

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Premier League game scheduled for Sunday (12 December) appears to be in jeopardy. Brighton’s opponents, Tottenham Hotspur, have reported that several players and staff have tested positive for covid. It is not clear yet which strain – or strains – might...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 12:47 pm

Old Shoreham Road resident starts petition to stop revival of cycle lane

An Old Shoreham Road resident has started a petition to ask for the route through Hove to be removed from the council’s cycling infrastructure plan. Jeremy Horne said that more than 300 people had signed the petition on the Brighton and Hove City Council website in the first week...
Posted On 07 Dec 2021 at 12:20 pm
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