Hove couple lose epic court fight for holiday home

A couple from Hove have lost the court case over their rights to the holiday villa that they built on disputed land in Northern Cyprus. The long-running legal wrangle involving David and Linda Orams also has implications for many other British owners of holiday homes on the...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 11:59 pm

Snow scrutiny committee set to review council's freeze policy

A scrutiny committee is likely to be set up to review the way Brighton and Hove City Council deals with snow. Green councillor Ben Duncan revealed the news on his blog this evening saying that his party and the local Labour Party will call for its creation at the next meeting of...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 7:08 pm

Petition to take Brighton to Bedford line from First Capital Connect signed by 3,500

With yet more delays on the Brighton to Bedford line today, it’s no surprise that more than 3,500 people have signed a petition to take away the franchise to run it from First Capital Connect. The petition, on the Number 10 website, was started by Livia Murphy. She said:...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 6:29 pm

Three men accused of horse-race betting scam

Two Brighton twins and a third man from Hove have been accused of running a postal horse race betting scam. Paul and Gregory Spicer, 35, and Lee O’Donnell, 62, are said to have contacted people throughout the UK by post advertising a scheme to join a betting syndicate. The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 6:23 pm

Gay choristers connect on TV quiz

Members of the Brighton and Hove (Actually) Gay Men’s Chorus took a starring role in the TV quiz Only Connect last night. Pianist and composer Peter Lawson, graphic designer Anthony Pritchard and antiques dealer Guy Painton, with the team name Choir Boys, battled against...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 9:46 am

Have your say on 20mph limits for Brighton and Hove

Roads in Brighton and Hove could be subject to 20mph limits – and today is the first chance members of the public will have a chance to have their say on the issue. The scrutiny panel reviewing 20mph speed limits is holding the first of its public meetings this morning...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 8:30 am

Brighton MP targets 'Primark effect'

Brighton Pavilion MP David Lepper urged the Government to set a clear timetable with targets for reducing the total amount of waste produced. The Labour member and a dozen fellow MPs accused ministers of focusing disproportionately on domestic waste, which contributes less than...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 8:22 am

Brighton named as a pollution hotspot

Brighton’s poor air quality has landed it the dubious accolade of being one of Britain’s pollution hotspots, according to a new Government report. Brighton, Worthing and Littlehampton together are one of eight areas that have exceeded the acceptable level for...
Posted On 19 Jan 2010 at 7:51 am