Brighton woman forged letter to con benefits

A Brighton woman who faked a landlord’s letter to claim more than £12,000 in benefits has been given an eight week prison sentence, suspended for a year. Dawn Hardwick, of Montpelier Road, pleaded guilty to eight charges of housing and council tax benefit fraud at Brighton...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 11:18 am

Apprenticeships available in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Training Association is offering full funding for apprenticeships for people aged under 25. The apprenticeships, which include an NVQ, technical certificate and key skills training, are available in: Customer Care Health and Social Care Sports and Leisure...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 10:31 am

New community police officer for Kemp Town

The St James’s Area of Kemp Town has a new police community support officer (PCSO) pounding the beat. PCSO Francesca Parsons has joined the force’s best-named officer, PCSO Sam Justice, and together they will be helping tackle antisocial behaviour in the area. Central...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 8:50 am

Brighton court tags parent of persistent truants

A parent who repeatedly failed to send their two children to school has been forced to wear an electronic tag to ensure they comply with a court curfew. The unusual sentence was passed by Brighton Magistrates Court, which heard that one child, a five-year-old, had attended just...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 8:03 am