Hove Insolvency Service office to close

A union has condemned a plan to close Insolvency Service offices, including one in Hove, saying it puts more than 300 jobs at risk. The Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) said the Government had announced that 10 offices providing information on bankruptcy, redundancy,...

Brighton chippy told to remove ‘garish’ outdoor seating and signs

A Brighton chippy has failed in its bid to get permission for a “garish” outdoor seating area and “unsightly” oversized signs. Fish and Chips at the bottom of Preston Street built the concrete ramp and seating area on the pavement outside the restaurant...
Posted On 12 May 2022 at 8:59 am

Insulate Britain activist says she will appeal sentence as she leaves prison

A Brighton climate campaigner who was jailed for spray painting Insulate Britain on the wall of a courthouse is appealing her sentence. Venetia Carter, 58, was released from prison yesterday, but still wants to appeal her two-week prison sentence as a matter of principle. She has...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 3:59 pm

New luxury hotel with rooftop terrace planned for Brighton seafront

A new luxury hotel with a rooftop bar and restaurant is planned for a derelict former hostel on Brighton seafront. Sussex businessmen James Randall and Lucky Gohler want to refurbish the empty Hostel Point building next to the Pier Nine casino into a new 40-bed boutique hotel...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 1:19 pm

Tyre deflaters claim hundreds of ‘gas guzzlers’ targeted overnight

Guerilla climate campaigners claim they have deflated the tyres of 250 gas guzzling cars in Brighton and Hove overnight. Sports utility vehicles – or SUVs – in Queen’s Park, Preston Park, Seven Dials, Hove, Poet’s Corner and Denmark Villas were targeted by...
Posted On 10 May 2022 at 9:53 am

Nick Cave announces death of son

Nick Cave has announced this afternoon that his son Jethro has died. The Australian singer, who lives in Brighton, said in a statement: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.” Jethro Lazenby,...
Posted On 09 May 2022 at 4:56 pm

Girls who confronted sex attacker urged to contact police

A group of girls who confronted a sex pest who went on to assault a young woman twice could hold the key to catching him, police say. The 20-something victim was followed by the man, a stranger, as she walked north from the North Laine area shortly before 1am on Friday, March 25....
Posted On 09 May 2022 at 2:01 pm

Man stabbed at Falmer station

Police are hunting an attacker who stabbed a man in the early hours of the morning in Brighton. The underpass at Falmer Station has been closed this morning and the bus stops there suspended as officers investigate the attack. The victim is currently in hospital. Police say his...
Posted On 06 May 2022 at 12:58 pm

i360 minimum repayments slashed – but council to sweep up most profits on top

The minimum amount the i360 is due to pay back the council each month is set to be slashed – but it will have to hand over nearly all its profits on top of that. More than five years after it first opened, the amount the seafront attraction owes Brighton and Hove City Council has...
Posted On 06 May 2022 at 11:19 am

Brighton activist jailed for spraying Insulate Britain on court wall

A Brighton activist who graffitied Insulate Britain on a court building has been jailed for two weeks. Venetia Carter, 58, used wash-off chalk spray to daub the slogan on Crawley Magistrates Court last month in support of fellow climate activists. A group of nine people were due...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 2:10 pm