Councillors have approved a major regeneration scheme in Brighton which is expected to create 400 jobs and more than 140 new homes. The Circus Street development will include shops, restaurants, offices and a dance studio. Its hoped it will inject 200 million pounds into the local economy.
The council's planning committee agreed the Public-Private Partnership scheme by Cathedral (Brighton) Ltd, the University of Brighton and the city council to transform the one-hectare site off Circus Street - the former municipal fruit and veg market.
Plans also include new teaching and research facilities for the University of Brighton as well as a new library. The developers promise green walls, green roofs, 78 new trees and allotments for food growing. They've agreed to pay £250,000 to improve local transport and recreation and to use at least 20 per cent local labour for construction.
Refuse and recycling workers in Brighton and Hove have voted to take industrial strike action in a row over pay and allowances. Members of the GMB union will not work overtime or do side waste collections on Friday and will hold a one-day strike next Monday. The union is warning residents to be prepared for disruption "potentially for weeks or even months". The council says it's "disappointed" by the action and "keen to keep discussions going to avoid this action if possible".
Thousands of inventors, web pioneers and artists have converged on Brighton for the fourth annual Digital Festival. Andy Dickenson reports.
A man's body has been found on the beach in Brighton.
A member of the public reported the discovery near the start of the Volks railway shortly after 9.30 this morning.
Detectives and the coroner's office are working to establish the circumstances that led to the mans's death.
The dead man has not yet been identified.
The Chancellor George Osborne visited Brighton this morning.
He went to the historic Theatre Royal to announce a major tax relief for production companies, which comes into force in September.
Brighton's vey own television station launches today. 'Latest TV' is the first of new local stations to start broadcasting in our region. Others are planned for Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Salisbury and Basingstoke.
In just over a week's time, Brighton and Hove will have its very own TV channel.
'Latest TV' will be the first of the new local television stations to start broadcasting in our region. Further stations are planned for Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton and Basingstoke.
The Government say it's a revolution in the way people get local news. But what can viewers expect? Andy Dickenson has been taking a look around the studios and spoke to Chief Executive Bill Smith and Head of News Tim Ridgway.
A new look Saints team took on some familiar faces at Anfield today. Liverpool took the lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Raheem Sterling. An equaliser by Clyne in the 56th minute was not enough though after a goal from Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time. Final score - Liverpool 2, Southampton 1.