£350k Dyke Road cycle lane set for approval

A new cycle lane along Dyke Road which aims to build upon pro-cycling changes along Old Shoreham Road and at the Seven Dials looks likely to get the go-ahead. Plans for the £350,000 lane between The Upper Drive and Old Shoreham Road have been recommended for approval by Brighton...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 4:09 pm

East Street restaurants back pedestrianisation plans

The proposed pedestrianisation of East Street has been backed by restaurants who say it will boost business in the area. Last week Brighton and Hove News reported that the Northern Lights in Little East Street feared the impact of traffic being re-routed from there to Little East...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 3:31 pm

Horsdean permanent pitches will be given to ‘local’ travellers

‘Local’ travellers will be given priority for new permanent pitches at the Horsdean site under a policy set to be approved next week. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to build 12 new pitches at Horsdean and is now drawing up guidelines as to how they should be...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 3:19 pm

Stolen Brighton car set alight on The Level

A car was destroyed after being stolen and set on fire in Brighton last week, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 1 October). The grey MG ZT+ was taken from outside a home in South Woodlands, just off London Road, Patcham, at some time after 10pm on Tuesday 23 September. Shortly...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 3:17 pm

Masked men raid Brighton student house

Students were left terrified after three masked men burst into their Brighton home and attacked them, before stealing laptops, mobile phones and cash. At around 11pm on Monday (29 September) the men broke into a house in Beaconsfield Road occupied by a number of university...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 11:55 am

Moves afoot for parking scheme in Preston Drove

A new residents parking scheme could be on the cards north of Preston Drove after residents approached the council. Brighton and Hove City Council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee is being asked to approve surveys of parking capacity and duration north...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 10:06 am

Motorbikes set to be allowed in Lewes Road bus lane under new trial

Motorbikes and scooters are to be allowed in the new Lewes Road bus lane as a year-long trial from December next year. A report on the two existing trials along the A23 and A259 recommends permanently allowing motorbikes to use these routes as well as starting a trial along the...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014 at 9:41 am

Workman fighting for his life after fall at Stanmer Park

A workman has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after falling 15ft while working on a construction site next to Stanmer House this morning. The fall happened shortly after 8.30am this morning, and Brighton and Hove News understands the injuries are life...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014 at 9:04 am

Queen’s Park goose injured by dog

A goose was injured today after being attacked by a dog in Queen’s Park. The goose, which survived the attack, was taken to a vet for treatment after being set upon by the dog at about 11am this morning. A police spokesman said: “We were contacted shortly after 11am...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014 at 7:48 pm

Firefighters called to tent fire in Madeira Drive

Firefighters were called to put out a tent fire in Madeira Drive this afternoon. A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said the switchboard received several calls when the tent went up in flames at 5.30pm. A crew from Roedean used one hose reel to quench the flames....
Posted On 29 Sep 2014 at 7:12 pm