Neighbours fight plans for extra floor on top of Hove flats

Neighbours and conservationists have objected to plans to add an extra floor to a block of flats in Hove. They are battling the proposal by developer Maxiwood Limited to build an extra floor on top of six-storey Dolphin Court, in Hove Street, Hove. If the plans go ahead, there...

Developer tries again to convert troubled pub into flats

A developer is having a second stab at turning a troubled pub into flats after being told it needed to advertise it for two years before being given permission. Hala Management applied last June to turn the Montpelier Inn into five flats following its closure in the wake of a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 4:21 pm

Man arrested after ‘stabbing’ in Portslade

A man was arrested after having hospital treatment for what was believed to be a stab wound to his stomach. The ‘stabbing’ happened in Wickhurst Road, Portslade, on Sunday evening, Sussex Police said today. The force said: “At 8pm on Sunday 2 January police were called to a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 3:09 pm

Community campaigners praised for triumph in battle against overbearing flats in Hove

Community campaigners have been praised for a David v Goliath triumph in their battle against plans to build an overbearing block of flats in a busy street in Hove. A government-appointed planning inspector backed the fight by neighbours to stave off the prospect of a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 3:00 pm

Post office in Hove shuts for month-long revamp

A post office in Hove is due to close today for a month while the premises are refurbished. The Nevill Road Post Office – in the One Stop Shop at the bottom of Court Farm Road – was due to shut at 1pm today (Thursday 6 January). And the One Stop Shop itself is scheduled to close...
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 1:10 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion face European Champions twice in three weeks

Brighton and Hove Albion face the European Champions, Chelsea, twice in three weeks after their Premier League clash at the Amex was brought forward. The club said: “Albion’s Premier League fixture at home to Chelsea will be played on Tuesday 18 January, kick-off 8pm. “The game...
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 12:11 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion finally part company with Locadia

Jurgen Locadia has joined German Bundesliga side VFL Bochum 1848 in a permanent move, on undisclosed terms and subject to international clearance. The striker who signed for £14 million four years ago this month didn’t make the impact on the pitch that the club or fans expected....
Posted On 06 Jan 2022 at 8:09 am

Brighton and Hove to receive more funding for childcare but less than elsewhere

Funding for “free” childcare places in Brighton and Hove is due to increase this year but it is the lowest rate in the south east. All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of government-funded child care a week during term time. Childcare providers in Brighton and...