West Pier market opens on Saturday

The West Pier market is to reopen for the summer this Saturday. The market takes place every weekend, bank holiday and every day during summer on the beach next to the pier. It sells original clothing, jewellery, art work, ceramics, leather products and second hand books. LIKE...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 10:52 am

Hove ice cream parlour temporarily closed

A popular ice cream parlour on Hove seafront is closed for refurbishment this week. Marocco’s Italian restaurant and ice cream parlour has boarded up its windows, sparking speculation it might have closed down. But the venue is being given a spring facelift, and will reopen...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 9:58 am

Brighton and Hove apprentices used as 'cheap labour', union claims

A union activist is claiming Brighton and Hove City Council is using apprentices as “cheap labour” to replace the scores of staff it is laying off to cut costs. The council has already created 70 posts, and has pledged to create 500 by 2012, to help young people learn...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 9:11 am

Brighton's first shopping festival kicks off next month

Hundreds of Brighton boutiques are to take part in the city’s first shopping festival next month. The month-long festival aims to show off the best clothes shopping opportunities Brighton has to offer, from high street fashion to cutting edge independent outlets. The event...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 8:46 am

Loyalty card scheme for London Road?

London Road is set to get its own business directory to encourage residents to shop locally – and this could lead to a loyalty card scheme. The Another London Road group, formed to oppose now-defunct plans for a Tesco superstore in the area in 2008,  is planning several...
Posted On 01 Mar 2010 at 8:59 am

Southern Water to charge more in the summer

People living in Brighton and Hove face paying more to Southern Water in the summer months. The company plans to use seasonal tariffs to try to preserve water supplies over the summer. Customers in Hampshire will be the first to pay the higher summer charge when new water meters...
Posted On 26 Feb 2010 at 12:21 pm

200 jobs saved as Hollingbury-based driving school rescued

A driving school which went into administration last week has been saved by a private equity specialist who has pledged to keep on its 200 staff. Lansdowne Venture Group, which operates under the brand name Red Driving School, has been bought by Kelso Place. The group of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010 at 6:40 pm

Buying a home out of reach for 95% of young Brighton and Hove families

Only one in 20 young Brighton and Hove families can now afford to get on the housing ladder, new figures have revealed. Just 5% of families under 40 would be able to buy a house with current house prices and mortgage rates. And the real situation is likely to be much worse, as...
Posted On 19 Feb 2010 at 7:15 am

Canine christening for new Gingerman pub

The Gingerman’s new Kemp Town pub is to be called the Ginger Dog. The successful Brighton and Hove chain launched a Facebook campaign to name its new venture, which will open in College Place, in place of the Wellington pub. On Friday, it announced Sue Ginge Venn was the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 11:42 am

Perfect Chicken anything but, health inspectors find

The owner of a fried chicken and kebab takeaway which failed to live up to its name has landed a court bill of more than £6,000 for breaching health regulations. When council inspectors visited Perfect Fried Chicken in Preston Street, Brighton, they found it was breaking a range...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 9:08 am