It’s curtains for Brighton haberdasher

An old-fashioned Brighton haberdashery is closing after more than 40 years in its current premises although the owners said that they plan to relocate the store. Closs and Hamblin – known for years as C&H Fabrics – said that it was moving out of its store in Western Road,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 9:22 pm

Council pauses plan to house recovering addicts in old brewery

Plans to house recovering drugs addicts and alcoholics in an old brewery in Portslade have been put on hold by Brighton and Hove City Council. The move comes a day after two Labour councillors – Alan Robins and Les Hamilton – urged the council and NHS bosses to pause the project...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 6:31 pm

PC stole drugs from evidence room and had sex with colleague at police station

 Brighton police officer stole drugs from the evidence room and had sex with a colleague at the John Street police station. PC Joshua Johnson has been barred from serving as a police officer after being found guilty of gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing. The 29-year-old...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 6:18 pm

Fatboy Slim adds extra Brighton show

Fatboy Slim has announced a second date in Brighton for his UK tour that will take place in March 2023. Adding a show on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at the Brighton Centre, the 12-date tour will see the DJ play a number of shows in London, Manchester, Brighton, Newcastle, Birmingham,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 4:35 pm

Plans lodged for £14m block of flats on site of Hove car repair workshop

A developer has lodged plans for a £14 million five-storey block of flats to be built on the site of a car repair workshop in Hove. The planning application was submitted just over five years after Brighton and Hove City Council approved a similar scheme subject to conditions....
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 4:17 pm

Ritual Union Festival reviewed

‘VARIOUS ARTISTS’ – ‘RITUAL UNION’ FESTIVAL, BRISTOL 1.10.22 The ‘Ritual Union’ Festival is a multi-venue festival in Bristol. It has been repeatedly recommended to me for quite a while, but this year has been the first opportunity that I’ve had to attend. The...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 3:37 pm

Hove beach clean volunteers given energy boost

A hundred volunteers helped count and clear litter from beaches in Hove as part of the Great British Beach Clean. Sixteen of the volunteers were well placed to count the different types of rubbish – they were finance workers from UK Power Networks which maintains the electricity...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 1:20 pm

Eight new wards set to be created in Brighton and Hove ahead of next year’s elections

A final draft of new ward boundaries for Brighton and Hove has been published, which is set to lead to the creation of eight new wards ahead of next year’s local elections. Previous proposals to merge Brunswick and Regency to become one ward have been scrapped – but...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 12:53 pm

Rawlins extends Sussex contract

Sussex has agreed a contract extension with all-rounder Delray Rawlins, the club said this morning (Tuesday 4 October). The club said: “The 25-year-old all-rounder played a vital role in the Sussex Sharks reaching the semi-finals of this year’s Royal London Cup, achieving List A...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 10:04 am

Sir Ian McKellen does panto in Brighton this year

Sir Ian McKellen is to tread the boards as Mother Goose in Brighton this Christmas. The acclaimed actor, 83, will play the eponymous lead role alongside comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose and actor and former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc as the Goose. Written by Coronation...
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