Anita Dobson switches on Brighton’s Christmas lights

Hundreds of people gathered to watch former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson officially switch on Brighton’s Christmas lights. The star, who played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts in the 1980s, powered up the watts in a ceremony in Valley Gardens on Friday evening (26 November)....
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 7:56 pm

Hove business wins national SEO marketing award

A Hove business, founded during the coronavirus pandemic, has won national recognition less than two years later. SEOMG, was crowned Best Small SEO Agency at the UK Search Awards, picking up the prize at the Park Plaza Hotel, by Westminster Bridge, in London. The search engine...
Posted On 26 Nov 2021 at 3:40 pm

Brighton pizza parlour given fortnight’s reprieve in fight to keep late licence

A licensing review has been put back a fortnight at the request of the owner of a Brighton pizza parlour where high levels of cocaine were found. Khaled Mohamed, 53, who runs My Yummie Pizza, in Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, was due to answer questions from a panel of three...

Brighton bus driver denies dangerous driving over bridge crash that took the roof off

A Brighton bus driver has denied dangerous driving after a double decker crashed into a bridge then was driven back to the depot with the remains of its roof hanging off. Any bus drivers missing anything?? Kingston lane bridge #shoreham Credit KC FB pic.twitter.com/ucpcFtOXip —...
Posted On 25 Nov 2021 at 3:47 pm

Brighton takeaway’s future in doubt after planners step in

The future of a family-run takeaway van is in doubt after the owners were told to seek planning permission. The Cambodian Kitchen van has been trading from the driveway of the family home, at the bottom of Coldean Lane, Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council issued an...

Brighton seafront venue seeks drinks licence

A seafront venue is applying for a new alcohol licence after its previous one lapsed. But the Brighton Zip faces objections from Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council licensing department because it wants to sell drinks without food. The zipwire operator’s previous...

Hove food and drink delivery firm buys rival

One of the new food and drink delivery businesses operating in Brighton and Hove has bought one of its rivals. Getir, which has a base in St Joseph’s Business Park, in St Joseph’s Mews, off Old Shoreham Road, Hove, has bought Weezy, which has two depots in Brighton and Hove....
Posted On 24 Nov 2021 at 6:26 pm

Planners weigh up deal with firm behind £32m Hove flats scheme

Plans for 94 flats on a corner site in Hove are being considered by an independent planning inspector at an appeal hearing. And before the planning inspector can reach a decision, councillors are being asked agree the basis for payments known as a developer’s contribution and the...

Cocaine found in pizza parlour toilets

High levels of cocaine were found on several surfaces at a Brighton pizza parlour, prompting police to seek a review of the premises’ late licence. They were also concerned after a fight at My Yummie Pizza, in Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, and other complaints about disturbances...

Brighton café granted permission to serve alcohol

A new café in the heart of Brighton has been granted a licence to serve alcohol despite an objection from a neighbouring premises. The owner of Wolfox, Kusaki and Food for Friends is joining with the homeware shop Workshop to open a new café called (of) land. Customers will be...