Hove renamed West Brighton in council leaflet glitch

Community campaigners reacted with horror when Hove was renamed “West Brighton” in a leaflet from the council and one of its partners. The leaflet, produced by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Community Engagement Team and the Trust for Developing Communities, went out to homes...

Hove petrol station seeks 24-hour drinks licence

A petrol station operator has applied for a 24-hour licence to sell alcohol but faces opposition from officials and a neighbour. The BP filling station, in Kingsway, Hove, also known as Hove SF Connect, is already open 24 hours a day but its off-sales licence runs from 8am to...

Coronavirus lockdown prompts Hove seafront protest

A group of protesters marched along Hove seafront yesterday to protest about the continued coronavirus lockdown. A woman with a megaphone spoke about our rights being restored and questioned whether people were scared to live their lives. But the messages carried by the three...
Posted On 19 May 2020 at 12:33 pm

Neighbours go head to head with Brighton whisky bar applicant at licensing hearing

Neighbours spoke out about plans to turn an off-licence into a whisky bar where people could sample drinks on the premises. They said that were worried that licensing bosses would be setting “a dangerous precedent” if they approved the application. Specialist whisky supplier...

Two men jailed for £80k burglary in Hove

Two men have been jailed for stealing mobile phones, laptops and other electrical goods in a burglary at a shop in Hove. Marian Ghita, 44, a binman, and car cleaner Cristian Rusu, 29, were part of a four-strong gang that broke into Currys PC World, in Old Shoreham Road, in March....
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 5:16 pm

Brighton hospital flies ‘thank you’ flags

The Royal Sussex County Hospital hoisted flags saying “thank you” today (Monday 18 May). The message was aimed at staff, volunteers and the community for their hard work and support since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), the...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 4:03 pm

Brighton Palace Pier owner urges government to lift coronavirus lockdown

The owner of the Brighton Palace Pier has criticised the coronavirus lockdown on BBC television and in a Sunday Times newspaper article. Luke Johnson said in his newspaper column: “If you are under 60 and do not suffer from an existing illness, the likelihood of your dying from...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 2:23 pm

Cost-cutting school transport consultants walk away with £180k

Cost-cutting home to school transport consultants walked away with £181,000 from Brighton and Hove City Council despite blowing a £1 million hole in the budget. And changes brought in by Edge Public Consultants left dozens of vulnerable children unable to get to school or with...
Posted On 18 May 2020 at 10:11 am

Firefighters rescue man from burning basement flat in Brighton

Firefighters rescued a man from a burning basement flat in Brighton this afternoon (Sunday 17 May). They were called to the building, at the top end of Chesham Place, in Kemp Town, shortly after 4pm. The fire service said this evening: “At 4.06pm today (Sunday 17 May) East Sussex...
Posted On 17 May 2020 at 9:59 pm

School accused of exposing families of children and staff to coronavirus

A school run by a former Brighton and Hove head teacher has been accused of recklessly exposing the families of children and staff to the risk of coronavirus infection. The claims have been made by two unions after a staff member was found to have the covid-19 coronavirus after...
Posted On 17 May 2020 at 4:14 pm