Brighton charity’s detox project rated outstanding by official healthcare watchdog

A Brighton charity’s detox project to help drug addicts has been rated outstanding by inspectors from the government’s official healthcare watchdog. The Detox Support Project, run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), was awarded the top rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 8:51 am

Campaigners look to mediation to resolve row over Old Steine revamp in Brighton

Campaigners calling for a fresh consultation into a major traffic project hope that they have support from the people holding the purse strings. Members of the Valley Gardens Forum, which includes representatives from businesses, residents, the tourism industry and entertainment...

Brighton street closed as police deal with siege

A Brighton street has been closed while police – reportedly armed – and the emergency services deal with a siege. Police vehicles blocked off Tidy Street, from Trafalgar Street and Gloucester Street, in the North Laine area, as they dealt with the incident. A neighbour said on...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 7:28 pm

Head to the Hope & Ruin on 13th June as there’s TWO gigs on!

It appears that the spring gigs season is well and truly underway up at the Hope & Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton. Thursday 13th June would be an ideal date to visit the establishment to top up your live music fix, as there will be no less than six music artists playing the...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 4:39 pm

Jamie’s Italian closes with the loss of dozens of jobs

More than 1,000 jobs have been lost with the closure of the chain of Italian restaurants started by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. They include the branch of Jamie’s Italian in Black Lion Street, Brighton, and more than 20 others, although three sites at Gatwick airport will stay...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 4:28 pm

Neighbours oppose ‘truly affordable’ flats for working Brighton families

Neighbours are objecting to plans to build four blocks of flats which would be truly affordable to working people on low wages from the local area. The plans have been submitted by the joint venture between Brighton and Hove City Council and Hyde Housing. The joint venture, known...

JD Sports to open trainer megastore

JD Sports is making moves to open a trainer megastore in Churchill Square in the units currently occupied by Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Calzedonia and Intimissimi. The sportswear giant has applied for planning permission to create a new glazed shopfront facing the...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 11:51 am

Party at Airbnb property in Brighton left neighbours in fear

Neighbours were left with nowhere to turn after a party got out of hand at a Brighton property let through Airbnb. Dozens of young people flooded out of the large house in Stanley Road, Brighton, and fights started in the street after it was let for a party. People from Stanley...

Labour and the Greens agree to work together on key issues in Brighton and Hove

The Labour and Green groups have agreed to work together on key issues as the dust settles after the Brighton and Hove City Council elections. In a joint statement they said: “The Labour administration and Green opposition agree to work together to tackle key issues affecting the...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 11:04 am

Brighton deliveryman charged with kidnap and sexual assault

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault in Brighton. Mamdouh Ramzi, 44, a deliveryman, of Tillstone Street, Brighton, was arrested following the incident involving a 20-year-old local woman, which is alleged to have occurred at a park in East...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 10:24 am