Two more doctors’ surgeries agree to merge

Two doctors’ surgeries in Brighton have agreed to merge from the start of October, they announced today (Friday 11 June). Albion Street Surgery and St Peter’s Medical Centre said that it would be “an excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop services” for patients. The...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 2:22 pm

Solar power could cut electric bills by almost £200 a year, new study finds

Switching to solar power could save people in Brighton and Hove almost £200 on their electricity bills, according to new research. The study, which compared Britain’s 30 biggest cities, also found that the relatively sunny local climate meant that Brighton and Hove consumers...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 8:52 am

Leaders pay attention to risk and prepare for the future

Tuesday marked World Oceans Day, reminding us that the beach from Portslade to Saltdean and the English Channel are connected to the rest of the world. Our actions here have a global impact. It’s fitting that then that dozens joined the mayor’s “big beach tidy up” on Sunday,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 8:00 am

Judge sets date for building firm bosses facing trial over worker’s death

A judge has set the date for two building firm bosses to face a trial by jury after a worker died as a hotel in Hove was turned into flats. John Spiller, 51, and Steve Wenham, 47, are due to go on trial for manslaughter on Monday 14 March next year. Bail was granted. They were...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021 at 1:04 pm

Hove seafront kiosks granted stay of execution

A set of huts selling food and drink on Hove seafront can stay for the time being. Councillors granted temporary planning permission for six months for the pop-up venue on the promenade next to Rockwater – previously the View, Venue, Babylon Lounge and the West End Café. The...

Councillors back designs for £20m housing scheme

Councillors have unanimously approved the designs of 45 houses which are planned for a field in Rottingdean. The £20 million scheme, in Meadow Vale, off Ovingdean Road, Rottingdean, secured planning permission on appeal in 2018. Today (Wednesday 9 June) councillors were asked to...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 8:18 pm

Will Gap remain in Brighton shopping street?

The clothing chain Gap has announced that it plans to close almost 20 stores across Britain and Ireland as part of a shake up. But the American retailer would not say whether its two Brighton shops were among those facing the axe – nor would it say how many jobs were at risk....
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 7:14 pm

Brighton campaign group warns trade deal could open door to banned pesticides

A Brighton campaign group has warned that a proposed trade deal could lead to food going on sale locally that contains pesticides and chemicals banned in Britain for health reasons. The Pesticide Action Network UK also urged the government not to agree a deal that would undermine...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 12:53 pm

Phone firm pledges better coverage for Brighton and Hove commuters

Phone firm EE has promised better phone coverage as commuters return to the railways with six new 4g sites on the route between Brighton and London Victoria. EE also said that data speeds had been boosted at the busiest railway stations in Lonodn and work was under way to improve...
Posted On 06 Jun 2021 at 11:57 am

Brighton and Hove’s recovery from covid measures needs to go more swimmingly

Like many, I learnt to swim in public pools and have always used them as an affordable outing for family fun and fitness. I have seen how many people depend on our pools: the elderly, those with disabilities, and children and families. Sadly, our facilities are ageing, and one of...
Posted On 06 Jun 2021 at 12:26 am