Brighton graffiti vandals jailed for massive tagging spree

Two graffiti taggers were jailed today for risking their lives to spray graffiti on the railways for four years, causing £30k of damage. Matthew Fowler, 32, from Brighton and Richard Markwick, 19, from Lancing pleaded guilty to 21 counts of criminal damage at Lewes Crown Court...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 6:13 pm

Fire at Legends Hotel on Brighton seafront

Staff have been evacuated following a blaze at Legends Hotel on Marine Parade this afternoon. The fire broke out some time after 4.30pm, and at least four fire engines attended. The fire reportedly started in an extractor fan in the roof. Traffic is tailing back along the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 5:54 pm

Sussex University students in fresh protest

Sussex University students said that they had occupied the refectory at the Falmer campus in a fresh protest. They were calling for six students who were suspended after a previous protest to be allowed to return to their studies. The previous protest – the occupation of Bramber...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 4:56 pm

Sainsbury's opens without planning permission

The controversial new Sainsbury’s in Western Road has opened without planning permission for its shopfront and cashpoint. Councillor Paul Elgood has hit out at Brighton and Hove City Council for not doing more to stop it. On his blog, he writes: “Officers tell me that...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 10:16 am

Google Street View launched in Brighton and Hove

Google Street View has lanched in Brighton and Hove. The internet giant’s cars, with cameras mounted on their roofs, were busy photographing all the city’s roads back in March last year. Here’s the Royal Pavilion, here’s the Duke of York’s cinema,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 8:33 am
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