Max Miller statue could be moved as part of Pavilion Gardens revamp

The statue of Max Miller which sits on the edge of Pavilion Gardens could be moved under plans to revamp the Grade I listed gardens. The statue of Brighton’s music hall star opposite the Theatre Royal was unveiled in 2005 at a ceremony attended by Norman Wisdom, June...
Posted On 10 Jan 2023 at 3:53 pm

Brighton has highest rate of private rental homes outside London

Almost one in three Brighton and Hove homes are privately rented, the highest rate outside London, new census figures show. The city’s housing market also has the highest proportion of one-bedroom households (24.7 per cent) and the lowest of whole houses or bungalows (49.9...
Posted On 10 Jan 2023 at 2:20 pm

Man charged with burgling three homes

A man has been charged with burgling three homes in Brighton and Hove in the run up to Christmas. All three break-ins were reported during a one-week period between 14 December and 20 December, 2022. In each case, residents of properties in Somerhill Avenue, Shaftesbury Road and...
Posted On 09 Jan 2023 at 2:24 pm

Valley Gardens work to start in the spring

Work on the third phase of the Valley Gardens project is due to start in the spring. The work, which will include taking out the Aquarium roundabout and replacing it with a T junction, will take almost two years to complete. It will coincide with the reworking of another major...
Posted On 05 Jan 2023 at 5:46 pm

Cliff wall inspected ahead of Madeira Terrace works

The East Cliff wall is being inspected by surveyors on ropes this week ahead of restoration work on the Grade II* listed Madeira Terrace starting this autumn. Plans for the first 30 arches, including installing a new lift and staircase and repairing the Shelter Hall lift, were...
Posted On 05 Jan 2023 at 5:35 pm

Teenage boy assaulted on bus

A CCTV still has been released today by detectives investigating an attack on a teenage boy on board a bus in November. The incident is reported to have taken place on the number two bus from Shoreham towards Hove, shortly before 4.30pm on Monday, 7 November. The 15-year-old...
Posted On 05 Jan 2023 at 1:32 pm

Council sends hard-copy hyperlink in payment letter

A Brighton woman was bemused to be sent a letter from the council offering her the chance to pay online by clicking the words “pay on-line now” printed on a piece of paper. Nicole Cozens was sent the letter by Brighton and Hove City Council asking her to pay a £75...
Posted On 04 Jan 2023 at 3:26 pm

Primal Scream keyboard player dies after fall at Brighton home

Primal Scream’s keyboard player Martin Duffy has died after a fall at his Brighton home. Martin Duffy, who also played with The Charlatans, died on Sunday of a brain injury. In a statement released on Twitter, Primal Scream lead singer Bobby Gillespie said this afternoon:...
Posted On 20 Dec 2022 at 3:52 pm

Shoreham Airshow crash victims were ‘unlawfully killed’

The 11 men who died when a plane crashed at the Shoreham Airshow were unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled. A Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed on to the A27 during an aerial display at the event in West Sussex on August 22 2015. The conclusion was reached on Tuesday afternoon,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2022 at 3:12 pm

High-end homewares store to take over old Heal’s shop

A high-end US homewares store is set to open in the former Heal’s shop in Duke Street, Brighton. Anthropologie has applied for planning permission for new signage at the city centre store, which was vacated by Heal’s in April. The store, owned by the same group as Urban...
Posted On 20 Dec 2022 at 1:45 pm