Hove school to have floodlit all-weather sports pitch

Planners have approved a floodlit all-weather sports pitch for a secondary school in Hove. The pitch, at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in The Upper Drive, Hove, is expected to have a green surface and to be used for football and rugby. The school wants to be able to use the...

Councillors to debate 10-year blueprint for Brighton

A blueprint for the future of Brighton and Hove over the next 10 years has been published by Brighton and Hove City Council. And councillors will be asked to approve the document – known as City Plan Part Two – at a virtual meeting of the full council in a fortnight’s time. The...

Seafront café owners submit plans for beach seating terrace

The owners of a seafront café want to create an outdoor seating area with bench tables and booths. Mr and Mrs Lee Foo have submitted plans for the proposed beach-level seating terrace outside Grand Junction café, in King’s Road Arches, to Brighton and Hove City Council....

Ambulance chiefs criticise ‘alarmist’ coronavirus voice message on social media

Ambulance chiefs have criticised a message which has gone viral on social media as “alarmist” and urged the public to ignore it. The message, widely shared on WhatsApp, claimed to contain information from Public Health England about the coronavirus crisis. It featured the voice...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020 at 5:49 pm

Bad drivers face police crackdown during coronavirus crisis

Anti-social and speeding drivers face a police crackdown during the coronavirus crisis, a chief inspector warned today. Several incidents have been reported since the coronavirus lockdown started and, with fewer cars on the road, bad drivers may even stand out more. Sussex Police...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020 at 1:47 pm

Hove man hunted by police for return to prison

A Hove man is being hunted by police who have been asked to return him to prison. They are looking for Andrew Charles, 52, who was jailed for 18 weeks last year for handling stolen goods. He was found to have driven a Toyota Yaris that was stolen from outside a pensioner’s house...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020 at 1:28 pm

Cemetery grounds close at Brighton crematorium

The cemetery grounds at Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton are to close – except for funerals – from tomorrow (Wednesday 8 April). One of the leading members of the Labour administration in Brighton and Hove, Councillor Daniel Yates, said: “I’m saddened to say we have taken the...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 9:25 pm

Health chiefs plead for hoists, commodes and other rehab kit

Health equipment chiefs have issued a plea for the return of hoists, commodes and other items of specialist rehab gear. They also want mattresses back along with specialist hospital-style beds, perching stools and electric reclining chairs. The equipment is handed out to...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 9:07 pm

‘Green’ campaigners share their golf course concerns

Environmental campaigners hope the new company running Hollingbury Golf Course will protect the history and ecology surrounding the site. Last Wednesday (1 April) the Circle (Brighton) took over the course, off Ditchling Road, under its subsidiary the Circle Golf. The company...

Arrest on the menu after break-in at Brighton restaurant

A burglary suspect was arrested after a break-in at a seafront restaurant in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning. Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating a burglary at JB’s American Diner, in King’s Road, Brighton, after receiving a report of a break-in at 2am...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 6:11 pm