Greens and Conservative say Brighton Pavilion too close to call

Conservative Brighton Pavilion candidate Charlotte Vere said the seat remained too close to call. Speaking outside the counting hall at the Brighton Centre, Mrs Vere said the ballot boxes opened so far had seemed evenly split, echoing the impression she had received around the...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 11:41 pm

Labour candidates play down chances

Labour candidates Simon Burgess and Celia Barlow admitted their hopes were not high as they arrived at the counting centre at the Brighton Centre tonight. Mr Burgess, standing in Kemptown, said he had been amazed by the enthusiasm of Labour supporters and expected plenty of votes...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 11:11 pm

Brighton man's killer cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter

The killer of a Brighton man has been cleared of his murder at Lewes Crown Court but convicted of manslaughter. Michael Bishop, 24, will be sentenced on Friday 28 May when he is expected to be sent to prison. He killed Stuart Slade, 35, who lived at the YMCA hostel in the Old...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 11:01 pm

National exit polls call a hung parliament

Nationwide exit polls for the BBC, ITV and Sky have projected a hung parliament with the Conservatives the largest party. The Tories have been estimated to take 307 seats, up 97 since 2005 but leaving them 19 short of an overall majority. Labour had the second largest share with...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 10:10 pm

High turnout predicted in Brighton and Hove

Welcome to our live blog from the election counts in Brighton and Hove. Keep checking here for the latest updates on the city’s three key marginal seats. Follow this link for the latest postings on Twitter from the city’s prospective MPs:...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 8:05 pm

Missing Hove man's car found in Kent

The search for a missing man from Hove has switched to Kent after his car was found in Sevenoaks. Keith Miller, 42, was last seen in Hove on Monday 29 March. Police are concerned for his health because he has a mental health condition and is unlikely to have been taking the...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 7:45 pm

Opposition to Hanover parking scheme grows

A campaign against the proposed residents’ parking zone in Hanover and Elm Park is growing. A petition has been launched alongside the council’s consultation, and a Facebook group has also been formed. In our poll, which you can still vote on below, 125 votes were...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 8:53 am

Brighton and Hove goes to the polls

The polling stations have now opened in Brighton and Hove. You can find information, including a list of polling stations, on the Brighton and Hove City Council website here. If you’re still a floating voter, read what the candidates themselves have to say on Twitter. And...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 8:21 am

Dyke Road Park playground closed

The newly opened Dyke Road Park playground has temporarily closed because of teething problems with its turf. The playground was one of 13 to reopen on the Easter weekend after a revamp. Since then, some of the grass has been damaged, and more needs to be laid. A council...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 8:14 am