New whisky bar coming to North Laine

A specialist whisky shop can open a bar in the North Laine after councillors unanimously agreed planning permission. Covent Garden-based Woolf Sung Limited applied to change the use of the former Trafalgar Wines off licence at the bottom of Trafalgar Street into a shop with a...

Family firm from Brighton buys Hippodrome

A family firm from Brighton has bought the Hippodrome and pledged to save the Victorian building from further decay. The deal was sealed late yesterday (Thursday 17 September) with the Lambor family, who run Matsim Properties, completing the purchase for an undisclosed sum. The...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 12:01 am

Brighton pub reopens after closing over coronavirus concern

A Brighton pub reopened yesterday (Thursday 17 September) having closed as a precaution because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Preston Brewery Tap – run by Sara Wilkinson and her business partner Kate Gregory – said on the pub’s Facebook page late yesterday (Wednesday 16...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 11:58 pm

Coronavirus concerns prompt third pub to close

A third Brighton pub has temporarily closed as a precaution because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Preston Brewery Tap – run by Sara Wilkinson and her business partner Kate Gregory – posted a sign in the window and on a door earlier this week. It said that Sara was unwell...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 8:18 pm

Hippodrome owners set to be ordered to make urgent repairs

The owner of the Brighton Hippodrome is set to be ordered to make urgent repairs to the crumbling theatre. The grade II* listed building in Middle Street has stood for years while successive owners’ plans for it fell through. It was last sold to Hippodrome Investments in the...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 5:18 pm

Police arrest man after Brighton shop robbed at knifepoint

Police have arrested a man after two shops were held up in Brighton – one of them at knifepoint. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 16 September): “Police investigating reports of a man threatening two shopkeepers at knifepoint in Brighton have arrested a suspect. “At 6.15pm on...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 4:04 pm

No prosecution after two and a half year trading standards investigation

One of the biggest ever investigations by Brighton and Hove trading standards has ended with no action being taken. Scores of angry customers complained to the city council after DMB Solutions went bust in January 2018, leaving projects which had already been paid for unfinished,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020 at 11:48 am

Soaring demand to move home in Brighton credited to coronavirus lockdown

A big rise in demand to move home in Brighton and Hove may have been fuelled by pent up demand created by the coronavirus lockdown, according to a Brighton estate agent. Syd Wilson, of Coapt, in Lewes Road, said that the stamp duty holiday had also helped the bounce-back since...
Posted On 15 Sep 2020 at 11:26 am

Shoreham Port buys £2m fleet of new forklift trucks

Shoreham Port has bought a £2 million fleet of new forklift trucks to move timber – one of the main materials handled at the harbour. The 35 Yale Veracitor trucks can lift up to 5.5 tonnes at a time and will be used to load about 70 lorries a day, the port said. Like other...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020 at 9:01 am

Second Brighton pub shuts as customer tests positive for coronavirus

A second pub has won plaudits from regulars for closing temporarily after a customer tested positive for the coronavirus. Village, formerly the Horse and Groom, in Islingword Road, Brighton, on the corner of Coleman Street, is closing just weeks after the Black Dove shut its...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020 at 1:46 pm