Leisure centre opening hours reduced to cut energy bills

The city’s leisure centres are going to open later and close earlier to save money after it estimated soaring energy bills will add £1 million to its annual running costs. Freedom Leisure is planning to reduce opening hours at seven of the sports centres it runs on behalf...
Posted On 28 Sep 2022 at 10:57 am

Ad firm plans to put 8ft tall billboard hubs on Brighton pavements

An advertising agency wants to put 8ft high ‘communication hubs’ with digital billboards on pavements around the city centre. JCDecaux, the UK’s biggest outdoor advertising company, has applied for permission to erect eight units outside shops and hotels. Its...
Posted On 28 Sep 2022 at 10:21 am

New offices and community room planned at Brighton fire station

New offices and a ground-floor community room are planned as part of a revamp of Preston Circus fire station. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has submitted plans to refurbish the second floor of the landmark building – and create a new public meeting room on the ground...
Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 1:40 pm

Hove’s Wetherspoon pub put up for sale

The only Wetherspoon pub in Hove is being put up for sale as the chain looks to offload dozens its sites nationally. The Cliftonville Inn in George Street is one of 32 pubs now on the market. The brochure says there’s a potential to create a roof terrace on the first floor....
Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 10:35 am

Thief banned from North Street after homeware shoplifting spree

A prolific Brighton shoplifter has been banned from part of the city centre after admitting 23 counts of shoplifting homeware, sunglasses and meat. Elliot Cahill, 31, of Grand Parade, Brighton, repeatedly targeted businesses around North Street and St James’s Street over the...
Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 9:56 am

Man arrested over child’s cliff fall

A man has been arrested after a 10-year-old boy fell 100ft down a cliff in Ovingdean. Police this afternoon launched an appeal for information about the incident on Saturday at 5pm. The boy is this afternoon in a serious but stable condition at St George’s Hospital in south...
Posted On 26 Sep 2022 at 4:44 pm

Dozens of people fined for beach bbqs this summer

Dozens of people were fined for using disposable bbqs in the first summer they were banned on Brighton and Hove’s public open spaces. The ban on single-use bbqs began on Friday, 1 July, with fines of £100 for anyone caught using them on council-owned land. In the first two...
Posted On 26 Sep 2022 at 3:38 pm

Premier Inn to take on new West Street hotel

A new hotel being built at the bottom of West Street is to become a Premier Inn. Permission was granted in 2016 for the former Sherry’s nightclub and neighbouring buildings to be torn down and replaced with a hotel complex. Now work is nearing completion, the owners of...
Posted On 23 Sep 2022 at 12:58 pm

First snails, then dogs – now Shaun the Sheep trail set to hit Brighton and Hove

A Brighton charity has announced the follow up to its popular snail and Snowdog art trails will be Shaun the Sheep. Martlets Hospice’s previous art trails saw local businesses sponsoring and hosting statues of snails and Snowdogs – and more businesses are being asked...
Posted On 22 Sep 2022 at 1:39 pm

Sea Lanes units opening delayed by Speed Trials crash damage

The opening of the commercial units at the new Sea Lanes swimming pool has been delayed by months because of damage caused by a crash at this month’s Speed Trials. Sea Lanes today announced the first of the tenants who were due to move in before Christmas – and who...
Posted On 22 Sep 2022 at 12:17 pm