Brighton's charms marketed to gay US tourists

VisitBrighton, Brighton and Hove City Council’s tourism arm, is teaming up with VisitBritain on a national campaign which will see the city featured in featured in advertising, on a special website and in press and PR campaigns aimed at the States. New research on the LGBT...
Posted On 21 Jan 2010 at 8:45 pm

Trade unions to march through Brighton in protest at job cuts

Trade union activists are planning to march through Brighton on Saturday, March 6 in protest at the hundreds of city jobs lost and under threat in recent months. The Brighton, Hove and District Trades Council has organised the demonstration and is urging trade union branches,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2010 at 8:08 am

Brighton MP targets 'Primark effect'

Brighton Pavilion MP David Lepper urged the Government to set a clear timetable with targets for reducing the total amount of waste produced. The Labour member and a dozen fellow MPs accused ministers of focusing disproportionately on domestic waste, which contributes less than...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 8:22 am

Brighton and Hove well placed for economic recovery, think-tank says

Brighton and Hove is well placed to become one of the top performing cities as the British economy recovers, a new report says. The Centre for Cities, a think-tank supported by the Local Government Association, has published Cities Outlook 2010, which ranks the economic...
Posted On 18 Jan 2010 at 8:09 am

Brighton and Hove Council fourth most gay-friendly UK employer

Brighton and Hove City Council has been rated the fourth most gay-friendly employer in the country. Gay rights group Stonewall has today published its top 100 employers, which also features Sussex Police at number 34 and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation at 58. This year 350...
Posted On 13 Jan 2010 at 6:21 pm

MP says scrimping on grit has cost us all

A local MP took the Government to task yesterday for scrimping on salt and grit. Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP whose Lewes constituency includes Falmer and Saltdean, said that if councils stocked higher levels of grit and salt then the wintry weather would have caused...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 7:53 am

Brighton and Hove estate agents board ban to be decided after public inquiry

Brighton and Hove estate agents have been given a fresh chance to see off attempts to ban their boards from a swathe of the city’s streets. They will be able to make their case at a planning inquiry on Tuesday 9 March. The Planning Inspectorate – part of the Department of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 7:42 am

Brighton cinema celebrates centenary

A Brighton cinema is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a rare screening of a film set in the town. The Duke of York’s first opened its doors on 22 September 1910. To mark the start of its centenary year, the cinema is to show Penny Points to Paradise. The U certificate film,...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 8:28 pm

24-hour opening planned for Sainsbury's new Hove store

Sainsbury’s wants its new Local store in Portland Road, Hove, to be open round the clock. The supermarket giant, which is also planning to open stores in Western Road, Hove, and Preston Road, Preston Village, announced its intention to open the Portland Road store on the site of...
Posted On 03 Jan 2010 at 9:17 am

Brighton 'O' looks likely to be rejected

The proposed Brighton ‘O’ observation wheel looks likely to be rejected by councillors when they reach a decision in less than a fortnight’s time. The 60 metre high spokeless wheel would sit on the seafront opposite the Hilton Brighton Metropole in King’s Road – just to the east...
Posted On 01 Jan 2010 at 11:56 pm