New school for children with autism and anxiety set to open

A new specialist school for autistic children and young people with anxiety and other mental health issues is set to open in Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee are being asked to approve the plans. The new school would...

Neighbours oppose church extension because of parking fears

Enlarging a toilet block could put pressure on parking at a village church, neighbours fear. The church council of St Margaret’s, which dates from the 13th century, has submitted plans to enlarge an existing 1970s extension. The two-storey structure would house improved...

Axe-throwing range to open in Brighton

An axe-throwing range opening in Brighton next month is hoping to attract stag and hen dos and couples on dates. Hatchet Harry’s is planning to open on Saturday, June 25 at former Pizza Hut in Dyke Road – with plans to sell donuts there also in the pipeline. The sport of...
Posted On 06 Jun 2022 at 1:25 pm

Brighton pandemic heroes recognised in birthday honours

Public servants from Brighton and Hove who kept the country going through the covid pandemic are among those recognised in this year’s birthday honours list. Lesley Garven MBE from Blind Veterans UK, Scott Noble BEM from the University of Sussex and Nicola Bell from...
Posted On 02 Jun 2022 at 9:30 am

Dog walkers fight plans for skate park on wild patch

Seafront residents and dog walkers want to keep a wild space that would be concreted over under regeneration plans. The former pitch and putt course on Hove seafront is currently earmarked for a BMX pump track, skate park and roller rink as part of Brighton and Hove City...

Crime map reveals Brighton neighbourhood hotspots

A map of incident hotspots showing violent crime in a Brighton neighbourhood has been drawn up by Sussex Police as part of its bid to stop a takeaway opening late at night. Between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022, Sussex Police recorded 1,234 crimes in the London Road area of...

Councillors advised to approve homeless hostel plans

Controversial plans for a 50-bed hostel for the homeless in Hove go before councillors next week. The application by St Mungo’s for the Smart Sea View Hostel in St Catherine’s Terrace is recommended for approval when it goes before Brighton and Hove City...

Portslade primary requires improvement

Ofsted says a primary school requires improvement because of gaps in pupils’ knowledge. St Peter’s Community Primary School in St Pete’s Road, Portslade, was rated as good before the Ofsted visit in March 2022. The report by lead inspector Clare Haines and...

Warrant issued for suspected graffiti vandal

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man charged with spraying tags on buildings and a van in North Laine. Caine Greenfield, 27, of no fixed abode, failed to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court to answer four charges of criminal damage. Magistrates issued a warrant for...
Posted On 01 Jun 2022 at 9:33 am

Local politicians at odds over town hall decking plans

An MP and a councillor are at odds over plans to install two raised deck areas outside Hove Town Hall. Hove MP Peter Kyle supports Platform9’s plan to install two decks and planters on either side of its entrance outside Hove town Hall in Church Road. But Central Hove ward...