Campaigners call for creation of new body to keep Brighton and Hove’s heritage safe

Campaigners have called for a new body to be set up for the safekeeping of Brighton and Hove’s heritage. The call follows concerns that listed items, once removed from public display, were not being properly looked after by Brighton and Hove City Council and were ending up...
Posted On 03 Dec 2020 at 4:52 pm

City’s creative industries facing massive challenges post pandemic

Creative industries in Brighton and Hove will need more government support to survive the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, according to academics from Sussex University. Dr Josh Siepel, of the university’s Policy and Evidence Centre, has co-authored a study...
Posted On 03 Dec 2020 at 1:19 pm

Listed dolphins left in field raises concerns over safekeeping of city’s cast iron heritage

The safekeeping of the city’s cast iron heritage is in question after photos revealed three 174-year-old grade II listed dolphins were left in a field where they remained for 25 years. The dolphins, originally part of the Amon Henry Wilds’ grade II listed Victoria Fountain on the...
Posted On 23 Nov 2020 at 10:33 am

Doors open once more for a ‘covid-safe’ Artists Open House Winter Festival.

City artists and crafts people are once again exhibiting work as part of the Artists Open Houses Winter Festival. Despite this year’s lockdown restrictions, the event is going ahead in a format adapted for our current circumstances. Artists from across the city will exhibit...
Posted On 19 Nov 2020 at 8:53 pm

Community groups missing vital funding after banks shut the door on new accounts

Community groups set-up during the pandemic are struggling to access funds after banks stopped accepting new business customers. The Bedford Square Garden Project was set up last year but interest in the group boomed during the corona crisis and, earlier this summer, organisers...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 12:54 pm

Vandalised seafront shelters set for repair and repaint

Work to repair two historic seafront shelters, which have been repeatedly targeted by vandals, is due to begin in the new year. The shelters, in King’s Parade, at the bottom of Grand Avenue, have been left in a poor state over recent months. Wooden benches are broken,...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 4:28 pm

Artist’s i360 exhibition to raise thousands for homeless youngsters

When a homeless man, huddled in a red sleeping bag, took up residence in a seafront shelter, an artist who had watched the man from his window, decided he had to help. Tony Mills, a Kemptown-based painter, began taking George* meals and giving him bits of change. But as time went...
Posted On 13 Nov 2020 at 11:59 am

Man sentenced over three-hour siege at Brighton Police Station

A man who threw lumps of plasterboard at officers during a three-hour stand-off at Brighton Police Station was sentenced today (Monday 9 November). Aaron Barrett became angry, aggressive and violent when he was unable to get his mobile phone back. It had earlier been confiscated,...
Posted On 09 Nov 2020 at 5:33 pm

Iconic Brighton dolphins reporpoised for new city centre sculpture

Three 180-year-old dolphin statues have been repurposed to form part of a new public art installation planned for a Brighton square. The cast iron cetaceans, originally created as part of the Old Steine’s Victoria Fountain, are to return to public display after 30 years in...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020 at 5:29 pm

Three people arrested after armed police storm Brighton house

Three people have been arrested after armed police stormed a property in Brighton this afternoon (Wednesday 28 October). The raid happened shortly after lunchtime in Golden Lane, Brighton, close to the border with Hove. Armed officers surrounded the house for nearly an hour...
Posted On 28 Oct 2020 at 6:19 pm