Brighton night club’s move wins approval

Music fans will have a larger version of a Brighton night club to enjoy now that it has been given permission to carry out a conversion of its new premises. The Haunt will take over the former Days Oriental restaurant in East Street, with Grosvenor Casino taking over The...

Put it to the people

I woke up on the morning of Friday 24 June 2016 shocked and devastated by the result of the Brexit Referendum. Like the 69 per cent of our city and the 81 per cent of voters in Preston Park – the ward I am proud to represent – I voted Remain, as I did in the first Referendum,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2019 at 9:12 am

Student block near Vogue Gyratory rejected by planners

Student flats which would be too high and too close to neighbouring houses have been refused planning permission. The block, up to six storeys high, was proposed for a site in Hollingdean Road, Brighton, which is currently used as a garage. And an open entrance, giving people...

Planners approve block of 232 student flats in Brighton

Planners have granted permission for 232 flats for students, with shops below, in London Road, Brighton. The proposed five-storey block will replace a 1970s building housing the Co-op and Boots and an empty snooker hall. The old building will be demolished by Curlew...

Hove synagogue and flats granted planning permission

Angry neighbours yelled at councillors and consultants as planners discussed – and approved – a scheme for 45 new homes and a synagogue in Hove. They shouted from the public gallery as members of the planning applicant’s team answered questions from members of Brighton and Hove...

Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Brighton

Three suspected drug dealers have been arrested in the centre of Brighton after a member of the public reported them to a foot patrol. They were arrested on suspicion of having cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply and having knives, Sussex Police said this afternoon...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 5:01 pm

Mechanics ‘arrest’ burglar who stole 91-year-old’s wallet

A burglar who stole a 91-year-old’s wallet from his living room was caught by two quick-thinking mechanics after they recognised him from CCTV. Andrea Amore, 25, followed the pensioner back to his home in Little Western Street, Hove, after he had been to the cashpoint round...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 3:13 pm

Trains back on track to take Brighton fans to Wembley

Train bosses have postponed engineering work on the Brighton main line to make it easier for thousands of football fans to travel to Wembley to watch Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-finals. Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said today that they had been...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 1:07 pm

Labour publishes manifesto for Brighton and Hove local elections

The Labour Party has published its manifesto for the Brighton and Hove City Council elections on Thursday 2 May. It contains “six key pledges” include delivering a park and ride scheme and building at least 800 new council homes over the next four years. The party also pledged to...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 11:15 am

Another Hove pharmacy to close

Another pharmacy in Hove is to close leaving the area with one of the lowest levels of cover in the country. The proposed closure of Blake’s Pharmacy, in Blatchington Road, is being described as a “consolidation” or “merger” with the nearby Trinity Pharmacy, in Goldstone Villas....
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 9:20 am