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Councillor criticises lack of detail as cabinet prepares to make £70m decision

A ward councillor has criticised the lack of detail in a council proposal to buy land to pave the way for a £70 million scheme to build 300 homes in Hove. Independent councillor Samer Bagaeen said that the council was proposing to spend a minimum of £1 million buying the site where the developer M...

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I’m still standing! Election candidate speaks out after hustings rumour

A general election candidate has spoken out after rumours spread at a hustings that she was no longer standing. Emma Wall, an Independent, was not present at the hustings because, she said, that she was not invited. She said: “I had no idea that there was a hustings last night.” But the Brighton...

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Royal Albion blaze started in window frame, investigation finds

The Royal Albion fire was probably started by a carelessly discarded cigarette setting fire to a aged window frame in high winds, fire investigators have concluded. East Sussex Fire and Rescue this week released the initial fire investigation report into the blaze which ravaged the historic seafront...

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Council’s new cabinet criticised for keeping councillors in the dark

The council’s new cabinet has been accused of leaving opposition councillors in the dark and preventing them from being able to properly represent voters and taxpayers. One long-serving councillor said that the set up was absurd and outrageous and akin to a dictatorship, with opposition councillor...

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B&Q plans to open new city centre store

A new B&Q store is set to open on one of Brighton’s busiest shopping streets. The hardware chain has applied for permission to install new signage at the unit in North Street, on the corner of King Place. It was previously occupied by Poundland, but that shut in February, reportedly because th...

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Mamma Mia! the Party review: How much tickets cost, what the food is like and what you can expect from this immersive live show and dining experience

​It might sound improbable, but I popped to Greece on Saturday afternoon.

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County Lines: Drug-dealer offered heroin to 'vulnerable users' in Sussex

A drug-dealer who offered heroin to 'vulnerable users' in Sussex has been jailed.

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Thousands of Brightonians set to miss England games due to wedding clash

New analysis of ONS wedding data has revealed the UK towns and cities where residents are most likely to miss a Euro 2024 England game - and it's not good news for residents of Brighton.

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From hospital beds to the seabed, the orthopaedic practitioner restoring our ocean

When Steve Allnutt, an orthopaedic practitioner working across Royal Sussex County, Princess Royal and the Royal Alex hospitals, is not looking after patients in fracture clinics, he is dedicated to the regeneration of marine ecosystems.

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Heroin dealer jailed for three and a half years

A heroin dealer was jailed after police caught just three weeks after he started dealing drugs in Brighton. Ermir Murataj, 35, from Goldbeaters Grove, in Mill Hill, north London, came to Brighton to sell heroin in June and July last year. He operated a “county line” known as Jimmy – using deal...

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Union launches equal pay claim – without saying which roles are underpaid

A union has launched an equal pay claim against the city council – but has so far failed to say which roles it believes are underpaid. The local GMB union has had a rocky relationship with Brighton and Hove City Council for decades, but particularly since a report was published last year outlining...

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The Montefiore Hospital commissions bench made from 26kg of recycled plastic to support Spire Health

The Montefiore Hospital has commissioned a bench made from 26kg of its plastic waste to support Spire Healthcare’s sustainability commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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G4 celebrate 20 years with Eastbourne date and new album

Can it really be 20 years since G4 sang Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on The X Factor?

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Connecting communities through football at the Amex

Over 140 participants from across Sussex came together to play on the pitch at the American Express Stadium (the Amex) at the end of last month (31 May, 2024).

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Hove Fitness Centre secures alcohol licence - but there is a condition for customers

A gym has been given a licence to serve its customers alcohol – on condition its customers respect the neighbours.

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Housing plan for former Brighton grassroots music venue after noise complaints closure

The owner of a grassroots music venue which closed after noise complaints 14 years ago has made another bid to turn it into housing.

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Local game designer promotes comic book creation at Brighton Racecourse

Up and coming Indie Comic Book UNITED, will be at this year's UKCGF at Brighton Racecourse.

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New gin distilled by the sea in Hastings is making waves

A new gin distillery in the East Sussex seaside town of Hastings has seen an incredible demand for its product with local pubs, bars and restaurants eager to take it and often selling out.

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Landscapes, Townscapes and Seascapes - new Lewes exhibition

Landscapes, Townscapes and Seascapes is the exhibition from Peter Chasseaud at Lewes’ Star Brewery Gallery from Saturday to Sunday June 15-23.

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Former Hove MP suspended from party over ‘serious allegations’

A former Hove MP has been suspended by the Labour Party after serious allegations were made about him. Ivor Caplin, who was a defence minister under Tony Blair, has removed all mention of Labour from his Twitter profile this week. In recent weeks, Mr Caplin has been tweeting increasingly explicit im...