Beam me up, Scotty! Turn the i360 into a Star Trek experience, urges Brighton businessman

The i360 should be turned into a Star Trek experience, a Brighton businessman and homelessness campaigner told members of Brighton and Hove City Council this afternoon (Thursday 18 July). Jim Deans, 60, set phasers to stun at Hove Town Hall, telling councillors not to let the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2019 at 4:58 pm

Albion’s first Premier League season nets more than £200m for Brighton economy

Brighton and Hove Albion’s first season in the Premier League generated an estimated £212 million for the local economy. The football club said that it supported 2,200 jobs in 2017-18, directly employing 1,051 staff, with a further 814 working for its main contractor Sodexho. The...
Posted On 18 Jul 2019 at 9:36 am

Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

The arts and humanities are under attack from a review of education funding which could stifle Brighton’s booming economy in the rapidly growing creative and digital sector. The warning came from Brighton University vice-chancellor Debra Humphris at a meeting of the Greater...

We’re working together in Greater Brighton but there’s so much more to do

The last 12 months have been a time of real change for Greater Brighton – a year when there have been visible signs of what working together can deliver for our residents and also a year which has seen the region grow in size, stature and confidence. When I joined the board four...
Posted On 16 Jul 2019 at 11:53 am

Brighton takeaway found operating as late-night karaoke bar

A Chinese takeaway in the centre of Brighton has been found operating as an unlicensed late-night karaoke bar. Utopia – also known as No 1 Restaurant – in Ditchling Road, close to the Open Market, also had a separate room where the tile-based game mahjong was being played....

This is very sad – Brighton record shop is no longer

Two years ago Vinyl Revolution record shop co-owners Simon Parker and Rachel Lowe were simply buzzing, as they swung open the doors to their brightly painted pink store located at 33 Duke St, Brighton. BN1 1AG. Clearly they were on a mission to assist in bringing vinyl records...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019 at 12:53 pm

Brighton and Hove doctors extend £1.2m ‘Practice Assist’ phone support contract

A telephone service to help doctors’ surgeries struggling to cope with their patient workload is being extended. Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove have agreed to continue using “Practice Assist” for a third year, bringing the contract cost up to £1.2 million. The telephone...

Revised plans agreed for former Astoria site

Revised plans for the former Astoria site in Brighton have been agreed by councillors. The planning application for the scheme known as the Rox – a joint venture between investment firm Cogress and developer Ktesius – was approved. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning...

Revised plans approved for former dairy

Changes to plans for homes on the site of a disused dairy in Hove have won praise from councillors. The proposed houses at the former Dairy Crest depot in The Droveway were given planning permission in January. But a new application included changes to the scheme which took on...

Transport contracts for vulnerable children spark furious row

The way contracts are being awarded to transport vulnerable children from home to school sparked a furious row in the council chamber last night (Thursday 11 July). The Conservatives have asked for an audit of the process, having previously set out concerns that children with...