Man in court over £3k Pride street party fund theft

A man has been charged with stealing almost £3,000 from the Village Street Party fund last year. Ben Davie, 33, of Marine Parade, Brighton, is accused of taking funds from the annual street party in St James’s Street, a loss which threatened to put this year’s event...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 3:24 pm

Greens select candidate for North Laine and St Peter's

Media consultant Lizzie Deane has been chosen as the Green Party’s candidate for the forthcoming council by-election in the St Peter’s and North Laine ward. The seat has been vacated by Green councillor Keith Taylor, who is replacing Caroline Lucas as MEP for the south east...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 2:33 pm

Saltdean Lido owner ordered to make repairs, meeting reveals

The owner of Saltdean Lido is disputing a council order to make £800,000 repairs to the Grade II listed structure. The leaseholder Denis Audley told people at the second of three public meetings on Monday that he believed the repairs are the responsibility of freeholders Brighton...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 2:02 pm

Robbers posing as cops raid Brighton money exchange

Two robbers posing as policemen tied up a member of staff at a city centre Brighton money exchange before stealing a “large amount” of cash this morning The thieves entered Dapa Forex  in Western Road at about 10.10am claiming to be plain-clothed police officers. They...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 1:25 pm

Labour hits out at council's 'Las Vegas style' billboard plan

Plans to sell advertising on billboards across Brighton and Hove have been slammed as “appalling” by opposition councillors. The city council is considering selling advertising at a swathe of sites, including “iconic gateways and structures”, along the...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 1:10 pm

E-fit of Hove distraction burglar released

Do you know this man? Brighton and Hove police have today issued this e-fit in a bid to track down a man who conned an elderly woman by pretending to be from the water board. The burglar knocked on the woman’s door in Holmes Avenue, Hove, on Friday 16 April, telling her he...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 11:33 am

Abusive travellers moved on by Brighton police

Travellers at Hollingdean were moved on by police this week after abuse was hurled at residents. Brighton police revealed they had been called in to move the encampments when responding to new Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby’s request for a meeting to discuss problems with...
Posted On 21 May 2010 at 10:30 am