Revised plans for Saltdean Lido win councillors’ backing

Changes to the £8 million plans to restore Saltdean Lido were granted planning permission by councillors yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 3 August). The main changes were aimed at ensuring the financial viability of the project – keeping down the cost of the work and creating more...

Hove school to shrink in size from next year

A primary school in Hove will take fewer children from next year after losing an appeal. West Blatchington Primary School is one of eight primary schools originally earmarked by Brighton and Hove City Council to reduce its intake. The school will have only one form of entry – or...

Brighton police offer reward for wanted assault suspect

Police in Brighton are looking for a man suspected of assault, affray and behaving in a controlling and coercive way. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 4 August) that a £500 reward was on offer for anyone providing information leading to his arrest. The force said: “Police are...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 9:48 pm

Travellers pitch up in grounds of listed Brighton mansion

Travellers have set up camp in the grounds of a grade II* listed 18th century mansion on the edge of Brighton. About 15 caravans were reported to have pitched up at Patcham Place, in London Road, Brighton, close to where the A23 passes under the A27 Brighton bypass. The buildi...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 9:40 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing girl, 16, from Brighton

Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a missing 16-year-old girl from Brighton. Sussex Police asked for help to locate Emily Batt, 16, this afternoon (Wednesday 4 August). The force said: “Police are looking for Emily Batt, 16, who has been reported missing from...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 9:24 pm

Hove hospital wins permission for four-storey extension

A hospital in Hove was granted planning permission to build a four-storey extension this afternoon (Wednesday 4 August). The Montefiore Hospital, in Montefiore Road, Hove, plans to add 11 bedrooms for in-patients and 11 more day patients. The private hospital is owned by Spire...

Mills signs on for two more seasons with Sussex

Fast bowler Tymal Mills is staying at Hove for two more years after extending his T20 contract with Sussex, the club said today (Wednesday 4 August). The club said: “Since joining the club in 2015, the left-arm fast bowler has played 60 T20 matches for Sussex. “The 28-year-old’s...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 7:15 pm

Hove roofer banned for drink driving

A roofer from Hove has been banned from the road after being caught drink riving on the A23 last month. Curtis Seaward, 28, of Lorna Road, Hove, was also landed with a four-figure bill after being ordered to pay a total of £1,361, including a fine and costs. He was arrested on...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 1:43 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion charged by FA with breaking rules on intermediaries

The Football Association has charged Brighton and Hove Albion with several breaches of intermediary regulations. The breaches are of Regulation A3 of the FA’s regulations on working with intermediaries. This states: “A club, player, intermediary or other participant must not so...
Posted On 03 Aug 2021 at 10:41 pm

Instead of vile rhetoric, care for vulnerable children must be the Home Office priority

As reported in the past week, we learned that in a shocking example of bad practice, the Home Office placed unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the city overnight, without prior discussion with myself, council officials, or Brighton and Hove’s communities or voluntary...
Posted On 03 Aug 2021 at 10:31 pm