Plans to move library into snooker hall put on hold

Plans to move a library into a sports centre’s snooker hall have been put on hold. The proposed move was raised at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting last night (Thursday 21 July) by Independent councillor Anne Pissaridou. She spoke out after hearing from snooker players...

Brighton peer takes aim at ‘sexed up’ Channel 4 report

A peer from Brighton has criticised the proposed privatisation of Channel 4 after it published its annual report, showing its strongest ever financial performance. Lord Bassam of Brighton spoke out after the channel’s revenues topped £1 billion for the first time and it booked a...

Drugs kit found in Brighton off-licence where owners want to stay open later

The owners of a Brighton off-licence want longer trading hours but officials are more concerned about drugs paraphernalia on sale in the shop. Baseem Karkour, 29, and Kinan Daoud, 24, applied to Brighton and Hove City Council to be able to open Wine Me Up, in Lewes Road, at 7am...

New London Road Co-op to open with free water refill and soft plastic recycling station

The London Road Co-op is to reopen in its new home on Friday, with an environmentally friendly focus. The Co-ops previous London Road store was demolished to make way for a student housing development – but the supermarket chain has taken a unit next door to where its old...
Posted On 20 Jul 2022 at 12:58 pm

Second home bans? They hurt rather than help the average buyer

The idea of banning second home ownership has been growing in this country and others, and our council have recently voted in favour of exploring the possibility. So, is this developer of seafront new-build properties in favour of such a ban? Is this turkey going to vote for...
Posted On 17 Jul 2022 at 12:01 am

Short-term holiday lets could face crackdown in Brighton and Hove

Short-term holiday lets could face a crackdown in Brighton and Hove as concerns grow about the area’s housing supply. Labour councillor Gill Williams is asking fellow councillors to back a motion aimed at paving the way for “mandatory licensing for all short-term lets”....

Homeless charity becomes homeless itself

A homeless charity is urgently seeking a new home after it said that its seafront premises was closing for repairs. St Mungo’s has already started rehousing people who were staying at the Smart Sea View Hotel, in St Catherine’s Terrace, in Kingsway, Hove. The key concerns are...
Posted On 15 Jul 2022 at 12:10 am

Seafront café plans spark fresh row over disability access

A seafront café could be demolished and replaced with a bigger building with indoor seating and a roof terrace. The Meeting Place Café, in King’s Esplanade, Hove, currently has outdoor seating and plastic windbreaks, with no indoor space other than the kitchen and serving area....

Brighton shop boss faces jail over illicit cigarettes and tobacco worth £126k

A Brighton corner shop boss faces a prison sentence after being caught with illicit cigarettes and tobacco valued at more than £126,000. Cheya Sherwany, 38, who runs Burnett’s, in Preston Street, Brighton, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to six charges related to the scam....
Posted On 13 Jul 2022 at 3:36 pm

Could scrappy seafront site become an ice rink?

A councillor is pushing for an ice rink to go on a scrappy-looking site on Hove seafront which currently serves as the roof for a disused and derelict bowling alley. Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh hopes to attract support for the plan, which could generate cash for the...