Tourism masterplan aimed at boosting jobs and income in Brighton and Hove

A five-year plan to improve the economic value of tourism to Brighton and Hove goes before councillors this week. The Visitor Economy Strategy, going before the Brighton and Hove City Council Tourism, Development and Culture Committee on Thursday (27 September), is aimed at...

Thameslink season ticket holders urged to apply for compensation

Thameslink season ticket holders are being urged to apply for compensation by rail chiefs after the disruption that followed the timetable changes in May. The call came from Thameslink’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which described the move as “the latest phase of the...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018 at 10:57 am

Brexit risks spelt out by Brighton and Hove councillor

Brexit could lead to big cuts in council spending, a threat to the supply of building materials and a shortage of carers, nurses and hospitality staff. But Brighton and Hove City Council does not appear to have carried out and published a proper assessment of the potential risks,...

Plans to replace landmark Brighton building go on show

Plans to redevelop the landmark Vantage Point high-rise block near Preston Circus, in Brighton, went on public display yesterday (Thursday 20 September). The owner Periworld wants to replace the nine-storey block in New England Road, along with Circus Parade, a three-storey...

Caterer puts case for drinks licence for Brighton office building

Concerns about drinking culture have been raised as a catering company sought to sell alcohol in a Brighton office building. NSK Foods, trading as Soul Deli, in the Regus Spaces building Mocatta House, in Trafalgar Place, applied for a licence to serve alcohol from 7am to 11pm...

Brighton council prepares to drop Mears as housing contractor

Council home repairs and refurbishments should be brought back in-house once the city council’s contract with Mears ends and other building projects split into smaller contracts, a report published today recommends. Brighton and Hove City Council’s ten year contract...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018 at 3:05 pm

Two hurt in attack outside Brighton pub

Two men were hurt in an attack outside a Brighton pub, with one of them suffering a broken wrist and dislocated elbow. Sussex Police said: “Police are seeking witnesses to a violent incident outside a Brighton city centre pub in which two men were injured. “At half past midnight...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018 at 10:46 am

Hove shop basement to become yoga studio

The basement of a shop in Hove is to be converted into a yoga studio. Neighbours were worried about noise, especially late in the evening, if the basement of Bang & Olufsen becomes an exercise studio. The owners agreed to close at 8pm, Brighton and Hove City Council Planning...

Thirty flats approved for site of old Brighton housing office

An eight-storey block of flats has been approved for the site of the former housing office in Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb. The block of 30 flats are being built by Brighton and Hove City Council and are intended to be let for “affordable” rents. Thirteen letters of...

Brighton independent radio station tunes in to crowdfunding

Radio Reverb has started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a new transmitter. With reference to the takeover of Brighton broadcaster Juice by Britain’s  biggest commercial radio company Global, Radio Reverb’s fundraising and sponsorship chief Ella Gray Thomas said:...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018 at 9:50 am