Brighton and Hove Albion stadium to hold more fans

Brighton and Hove Albion’s stadium may soon be able to hold more fans – inside and out. The club has been given permission for extra capacity at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, including a fan zone outside the stadium. Brighton and Hove City Council has granted...
Posted On 06 Mar 2021 at 6:54 pm

Covid concerns prompt councillor to question plans for Pride and the Brighton Festival

There is no guarantee that any festivals announced for this year will go ahead, according to the council’s licensing manager. Jim Whitelegg’s comment came after Conservative councillor Samer Bagaeen asked why Brighton and Hove City Council had not responded to announcements from...

Hydrogen fuels push for clean energy revolution

A hydrogen-fuelled event has been held as 200 people took the next steps towards a clean energy revolution in the Greater Brighton area. The event marked the launch of a new group called Hydrogen Sussex to bring together those working on ways to make the clean alternative to...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 10:09 am

Plans for new housing estate go back before councillors

Plans for a new housing estate on a greenfield site in Ovingdean are to go back before councillors. The Meadow Vale site has been sold and the new developer Brookworth Homes has asked Brighton and Hove City Council for permission to make changes so that the scheme is deliverable....

Tech firm pledges faster internet speeds for Brighton and Hove as £80m project begins

Work has started on a five-year project to bring faster, stronger and more reliable internet connections to thousands of homes and businesses across Brighton and Hove. The £80 million project is expected to generate economic benefits worth more than £300 million over the next 15...
Posted On 03 Mar 2021 at 7:40 pm

Veolia causes stink with plans to start work earlier to beat cycle lane traffic jams

People living near a rubbish and recycling centre are objecting to a proposal for work at the tip to start earlier to beat the traffic jams widely blamed on a new cycle lane. The operator, Veolia, wants rubbish trucks to be able to use the Hove tip from an hour earlier –...

Fairtrade Fortnight offers people in Brighton and Hove the chance to make a difference

We are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight when thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow the ingredients that make up our food and drinks, mine gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes – people who...
Posted On 02 Mar 2021 at 1:40 pm

Brighton and Hove’s office market shows signs of post-pandemic life

It would be wrong to write off the office market in Brighton and Hove, according to commercial property agents Graves Jenkins. The firm said that it had secured “another office letting during lockdown even though government guidelines are to stay at home”. And it added: “This is...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:11 am

With video – Work to start on new Hove pub and nine-storey block of flats

Building work is ready to start on a new pub and nine-storey block of flats at the county cricket ground in Eaton Road, Hove. The Sussex Cricketer pub has now been demolished along with a neighbouring chalet and groundsman’s house in readiness for the new Sussex Cricketer, 37...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021 at 1:29 pm

What the Uber court ruling means – a personal view

What does the Uber court ruling mean and why does it matter? The following is a mix of facts and opinion and includes the difference between local cab companies and Uber. It seeks to explains the different working models and the position that Uber is in now and which way it may...
Posted On 21 Feb 2021 at 3:38 pm