Brighton O seafront ferris wheel plan moves forward

Plans for a 150ft tall ferris wheel on Brighton seafront have taken another step forward. Brighton and Hove City Council will decide next week whether to give the temporary attraction – dubbed the Brighton O – a licence to cover part of the promenade in Madeira Drive,...
Posted On 18 Aug 2011 at 6:32 pm

Brighton restaurant looking to expand

French restaurant Cote wants to expand following it’s successful conversion of Brighton’s old music library. The eatery revamped the long-disused building in Church Street before opening in its ground floor last year. Its owners now want to create space for more...
Posted On 18 Aug 2011 at 1:37 pm

Portslade school set for eco makeover

A Portslade special school is set for a greener future. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to install 20 solar electric panels on the roof of Hillside School, in Foredown Road. The council has applied for planning permission and expects a decision in the next few weeks. If the...
Posted On 17 Aug 2011 at 8:24 am

New £70k bike crossing planned for Brighton

Proposals have been put forward for a £70,000 bicycle crossing in Preston Road, Brighton. The plans, which include general safety improvements to the stretch of the road between Preston Circus and Preston Park, have been put forward by officials and Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 27 Jan 2011 at 11:42 am

Stephen Fry made doctor by Sussex university

Stephen Fry is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sussex. The honour will be given to the comedian during the Winter Graduation ceremony at Brighton Dome on Friday to recognise his work on campaigns to help people with bipolarity, mental health issues and...
Posted On 27 Jan 2011 at 8:20 am

Brighton and Hove council staff average more than 10 sick days each

The number of sick days taken by Brighton and Hove City Council staff is on the rise. New figures show the council lost 10.18 days of work per employee in 2009/10, up from 9.99 in 2008/9. The council has set out plans for a stricter monitoring regime designed to cut down any...
Posted On 26 Jan 2011 at 11:31 am

Line-up announced for Brighton's Great Escape festival

Friendly Fires have been announced as the first headline act for the Great Escape festival in Brighton. The dance-punk band are the first big act confirmed for the May event, which has developed a widespread reputation for showcasing new talent. Among the up-and-coming groups...
Posted On 26 Jan 2011 at 7:21 am

Climbing and ski centre plans for disused Portslade factory

A disused Portslade factory site could be transformed to a climbing and ski centre under new plans. Hove-based City Gateway Developments, the owners of the former Flexer Sacks site in Wellington Road, have applied for permission to convert the site into a complex of offices and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 12:29 pm

Sally Gunnell backs campaign to protect Brighton and Hove school sports

Olympic star Sally Gunnell has backed a campaign to protect school sports in Brighton and Hove. The Sussex-based hurdler, who won gold in Barcelona in 1992, has added her name to a petition signed by more than 1,700 people urging the Government to keep funding the Brighton and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 8:30 am

Nick Cave offered driver training after Hove seafront crash

Rock star Nick Cave has been offered driver training after he crashed his Jaguar into a speed camera on Hove seafront. The Australian-born singer, 53, who lives in Hove, was made the offer by Sussex Police as an alternative to facing prosecution for the smash in Kingsway on...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 10:31 pm