Mobility scooter garages planned for Brighton and Hove

Pensioners in Brighton and Hove could soon be able to use purpose built garages for their mobility scooters. Brighton and Hove City Council has set out plans for a series of secure parking blocks complete with electric charging points. It wants to start a pilot scheme by building...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 8:50 am

Brighton McDonald's plans 24 hour opening

Managers of the McDonald’s restaurant in Western Road, Brighton, want to open all night at weekends. They have applied for a licence to extend their opening times, which currently require them to close from midnight to 6.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. They have also asked...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011 at 7:50 am

New Preston Park Sainsbury’s plans set for rejection

Plans for a new Sainsbury’s convenience store at the disused Caffyn’s garage at Preston Park are set to be rejected. Planning officials at Brighton and Hove City Council have recommended the supermarket giant should be refused permission for the scheme in Preston Road. Members of...
Posted On 06 Oct 2010 at 8:30 am

Final decision due on Balfour schools’ merger

The final decision on whether popular Brighton schools Balfour Infant and Balfour Junior will be merged to form a new primary will be made next week. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to amalgamate the two schools as part of an ongoing process of creating all-through primaries...
Posted On 05 Oct 2010 at 9:25 pm

Call for action on Brighton eyesore Anston House

Scores of Brighton residents have signed a petition asking the council to deal with the eyesore Anston House tower block by Preston Park. More than 120 names have been adding to the plea for Brighton and Hove City Council to issue a compulsory purchase order for the long-derelict...
Posted On 05 Oct 2010 at 8:10 am

Brighton paedophile jailed for abusing nine year old

An elderly paedophile has been jailed for four years for abusing boys as young as nine. Seventy-year-old David Lyn Jenkins, from Brighton, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court yesterday after admitting four counts of sexual abuse. He will be added to the sex offenders’ register and...
Posted On 05 Oct 2010 at 6:55 am

Seven Dials post office hit by second gunpoint robbery

Armed robbers have raided the Seven Dials post office for the second time in a fortnight. A man wearing a balaclava and dressed all in black threatened a customer with a pistol as he walked into the branch in Melville Road, Hove, at 11.30am today and demanded money from staff. He...
Posted On 04 Oct 2010 at 11:36 pm

Hanover and Elm Grove parking scheme could be revived

A controversial parking permit scheme for Hanover and Elm Grove could be revived. The decision to scrap plans for controlled parking in the area has been “called-in” for review by four members of Brighton and Hove City Council. The quartet of Green Party councillors, led by Pete...
Posted On 03 Oct 2010 at 9:06 pm

Hove nightclub bid to open until 4am

A Hove nightclub’s owners want to extend their opening hours until 4am. Laden Eshgi-Nikkhah and Mehrdad Eshgi-Nikkhah have applied to extend the licence for Caps and Sarasota in Western Road, Hove, which currently has to close at 2am. They had originally applied to stay open...
Posted On 03 Oct 2010 at 7:43 pm

Tory Brighton election candidate behind anti-electoral reform campaign

The defeated Conservative election candidate for Brighton Pavilion has become a key figure in the campaign against the coalition’s voting reform plans. Charlotte Vere, who polled third in the general election in May in the seat won by Green Caroline Lucas, has taken up a...
Posted On 03 Oct 2010 at 12:35 pm