Why backing local firms is plain common sense

Is local business important? It should be to all of us who are looking to be employed locally and who want to keep our local businesses thriving in our city. My concern is there seems to be a trend under the Labour-run administration of Brighton and Hove City Council to outsource...
Posted On 19 Jan 2020 at 11:45 am

More than just food for thought as Shelter Hall work nears completion

I am really excited that after two years of construction work, the new Shelter Hall is emerging from behind the hoardings. The original building has been demolished and the historic King’s Road arches and upper promenade have been strengthened to prevent the seafront road from...
Posted On 19 Jan 2020 at 11:35 am

Brighton licensee criticised for breaching rules

A specialist grocers came under fire for selling alcohol without permission. Hui Weng, owner of 99, in Queen’s Road, faced a grilling from Brighton and Hove councillors at a licensing panel on Friday (17 January), after she applied to sell specialist Chinese, Japanese and...

Brighton to lose another concert venue?

It is with sadness that we have to report the imminent possible closure of another established Brighton concert venue. A number of hours ago, we were made aware that the popular Richmond Bar and the above backpackers Home Brighton are to shut their doors. The announcement was...
Posted On 19 Jan 2020 at 1:08 am

Brighton couple behind bust holiday company sued for bankruptcy by private school

The couple behind a party house company which suddenly went into administration last year have been successfully sued for bankruptcy by a private school. Neil and Michelle Stonehill were the director and company secretary of Brighton Holiday Homes, which suddenly closed in May,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 3:54 pm

Council buys another multimillion-pound office block

The city council has bought another multimillion-pound office block in central Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council announced this week that it had bought Lyndean House in Queen’s Road for £5.6 million. The four-storey building, south of the Gloucester Road junction, is...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 1:58 pm

Taxi firm dropped from council’s troubled home to school transport service

A taxi firm has been dropped from Brighton and Hove City council’s troubled home to school transport service with immediate effect. The council has been contacting the parents and carers of dozens of children who are affected by the sudden decision to end the contract. The firm...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020 at 8:41 am

Man charged after robbery at Hove arcade

A man has been charged after a robbery at an arcade in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 16 January). The 29-year-old was arrested yesterday after the robbery was reported the day before. The force said: “A man has been arrested and charged with a Hove robbery. “Police...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 9:52 pm

Greens criticise Labour’s rush to push through golf course plans

The Greens have criticised Labour for rushing a decision about one of the two golf courses where the land is expected to be re-leased in the coming months. But Labour said that it had to act quickly to replace the income that would be lost when the current contracts came to an...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 1:42 pm

Green solutions for Waterhall and Hollingbury – and a missed opportunity

Back in June 2019, Green councillors were told that the “time was up” on the lease for two council-owned assets in the city – the Hollingbury and Waterhall golf courses. They are currently operated by company MyTime Active on behalf of the council. Due to a decline in membership,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 12:05 am