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Builders jailed over roofer’s fatal fall

Two builders whose shoddy health and safety measures led to the death of a roofer have been jailed. Graham Tester, 60, died after he lost his balance carrying a bolt of felt up an unsecured ladder and fell 18ft to the ground. Last month, site manager Steve Wenham, 47, was found...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 6:55 pm

Student recovering after suffering ‘spike’ injury in Brighton night club

A student is recovering after suffering a “spiking” injury in a Brighton night club at the weekend. The 18-year-old French student was taken to hospital with what appeared to be a puncture mark on his arm. His mother said that her son had been “spiked by injection” at Pryzm night...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 5:39 pm

Axe-throwing range to open in Brighton

An axe-throwing range opening in Brighton next month is hoping to attract stag and hen dos and couples on dates. Hatchet Harry’s is planning to open on Saturday, June 25 at former Pizza Hut in Dyke Road – with plans to sell donuts there also in the pipeline. The sport of...
Posted On 06 Jun 2022 at 1:25 pm

Local politicians at odds over town hall decking plans

An MP and a councillor are at odds over plans to install two raised deck areas outside Hove Town Hall. Hove MP Peter Kyle supports Platform9’s plan to install two decks and planters on either side of its entrance outside Hove town Hall in Church Road. But Central Hove ward...

Officials object to plans for 24-hour drink delivery

Police, environmental health and licensing officers have all objected to plans for a 24-hour drink delivery service. GoSip has applied for a licence to deliver a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and pre-mixed cocktails from its premises at the Knoll Business Centre, in...

New Hove deli agrees wine-only condition in bid to secure licence

  A new deli’s owner trying to persuade councillors to give him a drinks licence has agreed to limit alcohol sales to just wine and end sales earlier. Jump’s Delicatessen’s bid for a licence from noon to 7pm has drawn opposition from its neighbours in...

Made in Portslade – local firm branches out for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee centrepiece

A Portslade firm was the primary contractor creating the “Tree of Trees” sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick and installed outside Buckingham Palace this week. The firm, Millimetre, made and installed the 69ft (21-metre) sculpture, which includes 350 British-grown trees, as...
Posted On 29 May 2022 at 5:50 am

Brighton charity chief urges Prime Minister to scrap no-fault evictions

The chief executive of a Brighton charity has called on the Prime Minister to scrap no-fault evictions as Platinum Jubilee present to private renters. Andy Winter, who runs BHT Sussex, formerly Brighton Housing Trust, has written to Boris Johnson urging him first to suspend and...
Posted On 29 May 2022 at 12:05 am

E-scooter casualties on the rise

The number of injuries from e-scooters is on the rise, according to new figures, including one death in Brighton just under a year ago. E-scooters have become popular and, some say, they have the potential to reduce pollution and provide a quick, cheap and easy alternative mode...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 3:37 pm

Chlorine shortage may force Brighton and Hove swimming pools to close

A national chlorine shortage may force swimming and paddling pools in Brighton and Hove to close temporarily. One of the paddling pools, near the i360 on Brighton seafront, is currently closed and would need staff to “super chlorinate” it before it could open. Others may close...
Posted On 27 May 2022 at 10:59 am