Number of bus lane fines rise despite lockdowns

The number of bus lane fines issued increased by nearly 7,000 last year after Brighton and Hove City Council installed five new cameras in the Valley Gardens area. The increase is attributed to the controversial cameras in the council’s annual parking report for 2020-21. The bus...

Green candidate condemned over vocal support of Stock ‘harassment’ campaign

A newly selected Green candidate for one of the party’s safest wards was a vocal supporter of the campaign to force Brighton academic Kathleen Stock out of her job. Brighton and Hove’s Green Party announced this week that Tom Pashby had been selected to contest the...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 5:17 pm

Brighton priest takes on role of supporting women in the church

An associate vicar from Brighton has taken on a new post in which she will provide support for other women in the church. The Rev Helen Garratt, associate vicar of St Peter’s, has been appointed dean of women’s ministry in a diocese still regarded by some as old-fashioned in its...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 5:15 pm

Brighton gay bar and hotel sold for £5m

One of Brighton’s best-known gay-friendly venues has been sold for £5 million. Legends, the seafront hotel, bar and club, has been bought by Brighton hoteliers Linh and Leo Nguyen from Tony Chapman. Mr Chapman, 82, who grew up in Bevendean and who owned Legends for over 30 years,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 4:32 pm

Final Valley Gardens phase budget increases by £5m

The cost of the final phase of the Valley Gardens project, including replacing the Aquarium roundabout with traffic lights, has risen by £5 million, a new report reveals. Councillors will next week be asked to approve the final plans – and borrowing £5 million to add to the...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 4:17 pm

Firefighters rescue occupant from blaze at Hove property

Firefighters rescued one person from a blaze at property in Hove this morning (Thursday 13 January). They were assessed and offered treatment outside the house in York Road, Hove. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 10.38am, we were called to attend a fire at a...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 2:57 pm

Developer says sorry for wrongly felling trees and agrees to plant more

Councillors demanded more trees from a developer after two mature trees were felled to make way for a new building. Planning conditions for new student housing at Park Wall Farm Cottages, in Station Approach, Falmer, required the developer to keep a mature sycamore and wych elm...

Police hunt girl, 18, over seafront bottle attack

Police are looking for an 18-year-old girl wanted for arrest over an attack in which three women were hit by a bottle on the seafront. Shannay Hannaford is wanted in connection with the assault in Kings Road on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. She may be going by the surname Sharpe and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022 at 11:58 am

Higher parking charges to be put to a vote

Those with second cars face paying £240 for parking permits if councillors vote to put up the charge. A review of fees is due to be discussed by Brighton and Hove City Council members next week. A report to the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee...