Developer thwarted as planning inspector turns down Hove flats scheme

A developer has lost its appeal to build 94 flats in a seven-storey block in Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee refused RKO Developments Limited’s £32 million scheme on the corner of Cromwell Road and Palmeira Avenue, in Hove, in September 2020. The refusal...

Disadvantaged children struggle more in Brighton and Hove schools than nationally

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds do less well at school in Brighton and Hove than on average across the country, according to a new report. And the coronavirus lockdowns and other restrictions didn’t help as they were less likely to have somewhere suitable to study during...

Covid-linked working from home pushes up electricity bills in Brighton and Hove

People working from home during the coronavirus pandemic fuelled the biggest recorded rise in electricity usage in Brighton and Hove in a single year. Domestic meters recorded that 443 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity were consumed in homes in Brighton and Hove in 2020,...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 7:05 pm

Bissouma can play in Africa Cup after police release him ‘under investigation’

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma can travel to West Africa to play in a month-long international tournament after Sussex Police released him “under investigation”. Bissouma, 25, and a man in his forties were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at Arch, a...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 3:53 pm

Former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder retires aged 30

Former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper has announced his retirement at the age of 30, saying that he does “not feel comfortable in the world of football”. Propper, who won 19 caps for Holland, returned to PSV Eindhoven last summer after a four-year spell with...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 3:28 pm

Man charged after ‘noxious substance’ attack in Portslade

A man has been charged with assault and having a weapon after a woman was attacked with a “noxious substance” in Portslade on New Year’s Day. Shaine Tester, 33, from Bognor, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 3 January). Tester was also charged with two counts...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 3:02 pm

Two charged after cigarettes worth £10k stolen in post office raid

Two people have been charged after cigarettes worth about £10,000 were stolen in a burglary at a post office in Portslade. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 4 January) that the pair were charged as part of an investigation into a series of burglaries in which cigarettes worth...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 1:20 pm

Man dies after falling from flat in Hove

A man has died after falling from a flat in Hove on Sunday (2 January). Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 4 January): “Emergency services responded to a report that a man had fallen from a flat in Holland Road, Hove, at 1.05pm on Sunday. “The man, aged 26, was sadly confirmed...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 10:53 am

As covid threatens to bring school staff shortages, Greens write to Education Secretary

Head teachers have warned that schools are expecting staff shortages as the new term gets under way today (Tuesday 4 January) They expect a significant number of teachers to be in isolation after positive coronavirus tests and some have flagged up the prospect of more pupils...
Posted On 04 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am