Brighton residents protest against public sector cuts

By Roz Scott Brighton residents marched on a bitter January day to express their outrage about cuts to local government services. They are angry that Brighton and Hove City Council has been told to make £68 million of cuts across the city. One of the protesters, Pat Childerhouse,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2016 at 1:38 pm

Planners tell Astoria cinema developer: ‘Come back with something better’

Grand plans to demolish Brighton’s art deco Astoria cinema and replace it with managed housing for young professionals have been turned down because the flats were too dim and noisy. Student housing developers Threesixty wants to build a six-storey block of flats which will...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 11:51 am

Makeover and extended hours for Brighton’s Hollingdean Post Office

By Roz Scott The Post Office has agreed to extend the hours of a newly refurbished service at Hollingbury Place Post Office in Hollingdean from 1pm on Thursday 3 March. It will be open for business seven days a week – from 9am until 7pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am to 1pm on...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016 at 10:39 pm

Police oppose late licence for Synergy Centre in West Street, Brighton

By Roz Scott Residents of Brighton and Hove have 26 days until Tuesday 16 February to express their views about the late licence application from the Synergy Centre in West Street. The centre has met with some resistance from the Sussex Police licensing team who...
Posted On 23 Jan 2016 at 7:04 pm

Hove post office which thousands campaigned to save set to close next month

A last ditch meeting to save a post office earmarked for closure despite thousands of people signing a petition to save it is to be held this evening. The Brunswick post office on Western Road, Hove, will merge into Melville Road post office from Monday, 15 February, closing its...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016 at 9:17 am

Battling homelessness – one bag at a time

Businessman Mathew White set up the Rucksack Project because he wanted to do something without reward instead of getting caught up in the commercialism of Christmas. The idea is simple – fill a rucksack with items listed on the project website or Facebook page and give it to a...
Posted On 14 Dec 2015 at 6:17 pm

Hove residents, councillors and MP oppose high rise tower on seafront

By Roz Scott Hove residents gathered in force tonight (Monday 7 December) to express concern about a proposal to build a 17-storey tower containing 107 flats on the corner of Sackville Gardens and Kingsway. Angelique Henderson, chair of the No To Sackville Tower campaign group,...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 11:56 pm

Cyclists arrive in Brighton soaked to the skin but exhilarated in their fight to save the planet

Soaking cyclists, wet but exhilarated, huddled into the Brighthelm Centre after braving the elements on their first leg of a four-day journey to Paris. Together they will cycle 25,000 miles. Cyclists of all ages and from all corners of the country met in London – the...
Posted On 07 Dec 2015 at 10:03 pm

Hove MP rebels against Labour Leader to vote for air strikes in Syria

By Roz Scott Hove MP Peter Kyle has said that after the debate today (Wednesday 2 December) he would rebel and vote with the Conservative government in favour of military action in Syria. Members of Parliament will vote at about 10pm this evening on whether to send aircraft to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2015 at 9:58 pm

Seven libraries will shut unless Hove library moves to museum, says council

By Roz Scott Seven libraries will have to close unless Hove Library moves from its historic home in Church Road to the Hove Museum site in New Church Road. The cost of trying to keep things as they are in the current financial situation was spelt out by a council official at a...
Posted On 27 Nov 2015 at 4:20 pm