Seafront café owners submit plans for beach seating terrace

The owners of a seafront café want to create an outdoor seating area with bench tables and booths. Mr and Mrs Lee Foo have submitted plans for the proposed beach-level seating terrace outside Grand Junction café, in King’s Road Arches, to Brighton and Hove City Council....

‘Green’ campaigners share their golf course concerns

Environmental campaigners hope the new company running Hollingbury Golf Course will protect the history and ecology surrounding the site. Last Wednesday (1 April) the Circle (Brighton) took over the course, off Ditchling Road, under its subsidiary the Circle Golf. The company...

Arrest on the menu after break-in at Brighton restaurant

A burglary suspect was arrested after a break-in at a seafront restaurant in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning. Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating a burglary at JB’s American Diner, in King’s Road, Brighton, after receiving a report of a break-in at 2am...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 6:11 pm

Hundreds of flats planned for 18-storey block by Hove station

A developer plans to build more than 200 flats in an 18-storey block just west of Hove railway station. The £67 million “Hove Gardens” scheme would provide homes for about 500 people, jobs for more than 300 people and a makeover for a rundown plot opposite the 10-storey Clarendon...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 8:51 am

Self-employed ‘risk falling through the gaps’ in coronavirus financial safety net

Self-employed people are falling through the gaps when it comes to support from the government during the coronavirus crisis, according to people taking in an online business summit. Small businesses, freelancers and the self-employed can currently claim a variety of support...

Health chiefs in the spotlight over ‘do not resuscitate’ guidance for elderly coronavirus patients

Guidance from health chiefs in Brighton and Hove over whether care home residents with coronavirus should go to hospital have prompted a watchdog and an MP to raise concerns. The BBC reported that the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had sent the guidance to...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 9:43 pm

Coronavirus lockdown drives taxi trade to a halt

The coronavirus lockdown, social distancing rules and instructions to work from home are putting Brighton and Hove’s taxi trade at risk, according to a long-serving local cabbie. GMB representative Andrew Peters said that self-employed taxi and private hire drivers had been hit...

Supermarket chain bans couples from shopping together

One of the biggest supermarket chains in the country has today banned couples from shopping together as part of its coronavirus “social distancing “ measures. Sainsbury’s announced its extra restriction today, going above and beyond the rules brought in by the government....
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 10:26 am

Voucher scheme for poorer families excludes cheapest supermarkets

Free school meal vouchers issued to families across Brighton and Hove exclude some of the cheapest and easiest to reach supermarkets. A teacher processing the vouchers contacted the Local Democracy Reporting Service to say that the list did not include Lidl, Aldi and the Co-op....

National Express to suspend all services

Coach operator National Express is to suspend all services in response to the coronavirus crisis. The company, which starts and ends Brighton services at Pool Valley, had already the number of journeys but is now taking more drastic steps. Managing director Chris Hardy said: “In...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020 at 3:50 pm