Brighton festival promotor goes bust owing £600k

The Brighton production company behind The Warren and Electric Arcade has gone bust owing almost £600k to the bank, taxman and dozens of suppliers and artists. Otherplace Productions Ltd have appointed liquidators to wind the company up. The company didn’t bring The Warren...
Posted On 31 Jan 2023 at 10:25 am

Pocket park planned to tackle pavement parking

A community group hopes it is now one step closer to building a pocket park after more than three years of negotiating with council red tape. A group of Round Hill residents first came up with plans to install planters by the bus stop at the junction of Prince’s Crescent to...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 4:14 pm

Could King Alfred be moving?

The council is looking for alternative sites for a new leisure centre to replace the crumbling King Alfred. The Hove leisure centre’s pools are currently closed until Easter after its ageing boiler system failed. In the last two decades, two major schemes to replace the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2023 at 3:27 pm

Historical venues to open in May after six-year refurb

Two Brighton arts venues have announced they will reopen in May with a multi-sensory Van Gogh exhibition following an extensive six-year refurbishment. Work on the Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre has been beset by delays caused by pandemics, contractors...
Posted On 25 Jan 2023 at 11:35 am

Father threatened with prison for not paying child maintenance

A Brighton father who failed to pay child maintenance for five years has been told to repay what he owes within weeks or go to prison. Connor Disano, 29, told Brighton Magistrates Court he hadn’t realised he owed the money because he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, so his...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:44 pm

Plans to cut Muesli Mountain bus halted – but passengers warned use it or lose it

Plans to cut the frequency of a bus route connecting Hanover and Hove have been halted – but could return if passenger numbers don’t improve. Yesterday, Brighton Buswatch, which advocates for passengers, revealed it had been shown draft plans to run the service from...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:23 pm

Muesli mountain bus to run half as often as passengers only use it for uphill trips

A popular bus route linking Hanover and Hove is to run half as often because most passengers only use it to go up the hill to Queen’s Park and not down. UPDATE: The planned changes are now not going ahead – for now. From April, Brighton and Hove Buses will only...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 9:14 am

First look at how new theatre cafe bar will look

The first images of how a new cafe bar overlooking the Pavilion Gardens will look have been published. Red Roaster is in the final stages of being awarded the tender for a new cafe at the Dome Studio Theatre when it reopens later this year after a major refurbishment. The coffee...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 5:06 pm

Filthy containers, dirty cloths and unfit food – how independent Brighton supermarket flunked hygiene inspection

Hygiene inspectors found filthy containers and unfit food at a popular independent supermarket during a routine inspection. Taj, in Western Road, was given zero stars and told to make urgent improvements after inspectors visited it in September. This week, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 3:13 pm

Landlord accused of threatening students to stand trial

A Hove letting agent accused of threatening student tenants, turning off their utilities, launching vexatious court action against their parents and even assaulting one of their friends is to stand trial. Shadi Baja, 30, who runs SB Lets in Norfolk Square, is charged with two...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 3:12 pm