Falmer Pond restoration team gets lottery funding

The restoration of Falmer Pond is one step closer after a new South Downs conservation project was awarded lottery funding. Downs to the Sea has been given £130,511 to develop a range of projects, including a detailed plan for the restoration of Falmer Pond. A specialist will...
Posted On 06 Oct 2022 at 10:41 am

New games area dedicated to campaigner who fought to create it

A new games area is being dedicated to the memory of a local campaigner who fought for years to get the council to create it. Barry Burtenshaw lobbied councillors and undertook several surveys to prove Wild Park needed more sports facilities for Moulsecoomb residents. A new...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 12:29 pm

Police drone used to track Woodingdean raid suspect

Police used a drone to track down a suspect fleeing a violent raid on a convenience store in Woodingdean. A manhunt was launched after a gang broke into Best One in Warren Road. Several people were seen fleeing the scene in a white truck shortly after midnight on Monday. The...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 11:47 am

Campaigners make last-ditch attempt to save Benfield Valley from development

A community group is hoping their petition will convince councillors to stop plans to allow housing on woodland in Hangleton. Benfield Valley Project wants to present their petition to stop two woodland areas in Benfield Valley being earmarked for 100 homes at the next full...
Posted On 03 Oct 2022 at 4:31 pm

Moulsecoomb park opening delayed by vandalism

The opening of a new games area in Moulsecoomb has been delayed after vandals caused £10,000 of damage while it was being built. An outdoor gym on the site in Wild Park is now fully open, but a new multi-use games area (MUGA) remains closed. The new fitness equipment is located...
Posted On 03 Oct 2022 at 1:58 pm

Caravan torched in Whitehawk

A derelict caravan was torched in Whitehawk Road last night, completely destroying it. Police have launched an appeal for any information about the blaze, which at around 9.43pm near City Academy. Two fire engines responded. There were no casualties but it is thought the fire was...
Posted On 30 Sep 2022 at 3:14 pm

Old fashioned Sussex pub game enjoys Brighton revival

An old fashioned pub game is enjoying a revival in Brighton where it has exploded in popularity after lockdown. The Brighton and Hove league for the pub game Toads restarts on Wednesday, 12 October. The league, in its second year, will host fixtures between teams for the game,...
Posted On 29 Sep 2022 at 12:13 pm

Gentrification fears over Moulsecoomb Place development

A Moulsecoomb councillor is concerned that a student developer’s plans for Moulsecoomb Place may alienate residents, calling it a “gentrification project”. Labour councillor Amanda Grimshaw is worried that proposals for a “joined up pub, hub and club” will not provide the...
Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 10:51 am

Fill in our survey and help make life better for disabled people

Brighton and Hove News wants to hear from people with disabilities and those who support and care for them as two new groups try to make their lives better. We are sharing a survey to help understand what the public want as the new groups feed their views back to decision-makers...
Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 10:28 am

Boy, 10, in serious condition after fall from cliffs

A 10-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital today after falling 100ft from a cliff in Ovingdean on Saturday. A police investigation into how the boy, who was visiting Brighton with his family, came to fall from the cliffs by the Ovindean roundabout. Emergency services...
Posted On 26 Sep 2022 at 2:29 pm