Councillors approve £13m revamp of Hove seafront

A proposed £13 million revamp of Hove seafront was approved in principle by senior councillors at Hove Town Hall last night (Thursday 7 July). Brighton and Hove City Council officials are now preparing to submit a planning application for the project – known as Kingsway to the...

The Rolling Stones & friends Hyde Park concert review

THE ROLLING STONES + SAM FENDER + COURTNEY BARNETT + CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM + THE DINNER PARTY + FEET – HYDE PARK, LONDON 3.7.22 For decades any Rolling Stones gig has been a major event, but today’s gig is particularly resonant. Partially because Hyde Park was the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2022 at 4:31 pm

Brighton man wanted for absconding from court

A Brighton man is wanted after he absconded from court part way through a trial. Ashkaan Kalhory, also known as Ashley Khan, 30, of Rodmell Avenue, Saltdean, went on trial at Chichester Crown Court on Tuesday (5 July). But on Wednesday (6 July) a warrant was issued by the judge,...
Posted On 08 Jul 2022 at 3:14 pm

Greens need to get to grips with overgrown weeds and here’s why

Labour recently took a motion to full council about the persistent failure to deliver basic services that our residents expect. We offered cross-party collaboration to find solutions to these problems but it didn’t go down too well with the Green administration. One of those...
Posted On 08 Jul 2022 at 7:37 am

Teenage drug dealer from Brighton given chance to go straight

A teenage drug dealer from Brighton has been spared prison after being caught with heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis, hundreds of pounds in cash and a lock-knife. Damien Burns, 18, of Stanmer Park Road, Brighton, was given a suspended prison sentence when he appeared at Hove...
Posted On 08 Jul 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton i360 rescue plan agreed as councillors approve new loan terms

Councillors have backed new loan terms for the Brighton i360 after the seafront attraction’s operator struggled to meet its original repayment schedule. The i360 is still expected to pay back every penny of the £36 million that it borrowed from the government’s Public Works Loan...

Terraced houses to replace bungalow despite wildlife concerns

Planning permission has been granted to demolish a bungalow and replace it with a terrace of four houses despite objections from neighbours and ward councillors. Conservative councillor Dee Simson, who represents Woodingdean, addressed Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning...

Garage to be turned into two-storey house

A mother and daughter’s plan to convert a garage into a two-storey house has been approved by the council’s Planning Committee. Julie Habben and her mother Joan Withington want to create a one-bed house at 24 The Drove, Brighton, just off Dyke Road. They submitted plans to...