A history centre described as a “unique one stop shop for information” is set to close.

Brighton and Hove City Council has put forward proposals to shut Brighton History Centre as part of a bid to save almost £8 million from its overall budget in the next year.

But its users claim the closure, which will save the council £62,000, will be a devastating blow.

A city council spokeswoman said: “A range of efficiency savings have been proposed across council services in the draft budget for next financial year.

“Many involve the reorganisation of services to offer better value for money while maintaining quality.

“These are still under discussion and will have to be considered by a meeting of the full council in the new year.”