Craft beer shop given planning permission for former Brighton bookmakers

A craft beer company has been granted planning permission to set up shop in a former bookmakers at Fiveways. Lost and Found can convert the former Ladbrokes, in Ditchling Road, Brighton, into a store, with a couple of tables for tastings. The old betting shop is currently...

Brighton ice cream shop plans more murals

The outside wall of an ice cream shop in Brighton could soon host colourful murals again after an art company applied for planning permission. Global Street Art wants to paint the murals on the side of the Gelato Gusto ice cream parlour on the corner of Gardner Street and Church...

Hove bistro faces closure over drugs, fight and covid rule-breaking

Drug-taking, violence and a refusal to provide detectives with legally required information could cost a Hove bar and restaurant its premises licence and force it to close. A man was left with “life-changing injuries”, police said, after a fight which started at Pascal’s Bistro...

Hundreds have wrong number for emergency care in Brighton and Hove

Hundreds of people who use an emergency care service may not have the right number to call when they need it most. The problem came to light when a 77-year-old woman was injured as she tripped on an uneven surface at the entrance to Greenleas park, in Hangleton Way, Hove. The...

Brighton café can sell drinks but they must come from Argentina

A new café in Brighton has been granted a licence to serve alcohol but the drinks must be Argentine. The licence was granted to Malo, in Duke Street, a new venue operated by the family who own the Baqueano steak house, in Western Road, Brighton. The eaterie, in the premises...

Covid jabs or negative tests required for entry to Brighton music festival

Music fans will have to provide a negative covid-19 test or proof of vaccination to be allowed into a festival in Brighton over three weekends this summer. Brighton Rugby Club plans to host the Life festival at Waterhall over three successive weekends starting on Friday 31 July....

Court ruling on academy conversion prompts councillors to call for Moulsecoomb rethink

The government should revisit its decision to force Moulsecoomb Primary School to become an academy, councillors said today (Friday 23 July). Green councillors spoke out after a judicial review brought by the governors of a primary school in the West Midlands. The governors of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 4:47 pm

Cycle lanes made the headlines but councillors have been busy with other issues too

It’s been a very busy week for your councillors. We had a council meeting last week where we bestowed the Freedom of the City award on Sir Peter Field and key workers. We then discussed a number of important issues, including better bus services, park and ride, electric car...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 2:51 pm

Objectors spell out concerns about Brighton restaurant’s bar plans

A Brighton restaurant owner applied for a new premises licence so that diners could drink at the bar after their meal, a licensing panel hearing was told yesterday (Wednesday 21 July). The Rum Kitchen’s owner, Icarus Leisure Soho, applied for a premises licence that would allow...

Labour promised to listen on cycle lanes – and we have

We are keen to ensure there is more “active travel” infrastructure built around the city, that’s why we implemented a number of temporary measures including cycle lanes. However, we have always been clear that residents must be the drivers of any transport changes and their...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 12:46 pm