Hove drug dealer gives up Aston Martin after order to repay ill-gotten gains

A Hove drug dealer has been ordered to repay £27,921 of his ill-gotten gains or face an extra year in jail. Simon Neil Archer, 45, of Newtown Road, Hove, is already serving a six year sentence after being caught on Hangleton Link Road in February 2008 driving a white Ford Transit...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 11:23 am

More calls for primary school at Hove’s Connaught Centre

Residents are increasing pressure on the council to transform college buildings into a much-needed primary school. Two members of the public will present questions to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet this week calling on it to create a primary school at the Connaught...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 10:45 am

Council urged to dump i360 seafront tower plan

Campaigners are calling on the council to bring an end to plans for a 150m tall viewing tower on Brighton beach. A petition against the proposed i360 tower, designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield, will be presented to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet when they...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 8:26 am

Call for new primary school buses in Hove

A councillor has called for school buses to be provided for pupils who have to travel far from home because of a shortage of places. Councillor Melanie Davis said parents from central areas of Brighton and Hove needed help to get their children to Benfield School, in Old Shoreham...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 4:22 pm

Campaigners lobby for crafts exhibitions at Hove Museum

Campaigners have called for craft exhibitions to be reintroduced at Hove Museum. A petition signed by 25 people will be presented to Conservative councillor David Smith, cabinet member for culture at Brighton and Hove City Council, at a meeting at 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June)....
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 1:09 pm

Ex-Brighton councillor wins key post in Lords

A former Brighton councillor has been re-elected as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in the House of Lords. Navnit Dholakia was a member of Brighton Borough Council – now Brighton and Hove City Council – from 1961 to 1964. He was re-elected unopposed to the key...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 10:09 am

Brighton and Hove Council´s books open for inspection

Brighton and Hove voters have a once a year chance to look into the city´s finances in detail. Brighton and Hove City Council has just announced its annual audit of accounts. The annual audit is an opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts for the year to Wednesday...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 9:10 am

Apartments and offices plan proposed opposite Shoreham Harbour

A four-storey complex of 40 apartments with 870 sq m of office space and a medical centre is being planned for a site opposite Shoreham Harbour. Horsham-based developer Southern Housing Group has applied for permission to build the development on a derelict plot in Kingsway,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 8:03 am

Brighton and Hove authors honoured by Queen

Three Brighton and Hove authors have been recognised by the Queen. James Herbert, 67, has been made an OBE in the Queen´s Birthday Honours List. The horror writer, who lives just outside Brighton, has been honoured for services to literature. His bestselling novels include The...
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 11:46 pm

Hove pub wants hotel expansion

A seafront pub wants to expand its hotel facilities by installing five new rooms in a roof conversion. Owners of the Blue Lagoon, in Kingsway, Hove, have applied for planning permission for the work, which would increase its total number of bedrooms to 20. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 11 Jun 2010 at 7:31 am