Bogus bailiffs threaten Portslade residents over 'unpaid' council tax

Fraudsters are threatening homeowners in the city by claiming they are bailiffs sent to reclaim thousands of pounds in unpaid council tax. Brighton and Hove City Council is warning residents to be on their guard after receiving several reports over the last week. One resident was...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 7:00 pm

Hove childcare thieves ordered to repay stolen thousands

Two convicted thieves who stole almost £75,000 from the Hove childcare firm they had worked at for years have now been ordered to repay the money. This follows two court confiscation hearings, the second of which took place at Brighton Crown Court today. Robin Andrews, 33, of...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 6:41 pm

Man sexually assaulted in Hove public toilets

A young man was sexually assaulted by another man in public toilets in Goldstone Villas in Hove on Thursday afternoon. The 23-year-old victim was approached by the man at about 5.15pm. The offender touched him sexually and when he was rebuffed pushed him into a wall causing a...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 6:35 pm

Campaigners slam Portslade Academy consultation as 'mere formality'

An anti-academy meeting has been called in Portslade after it was revealed the council is already referring to Portslade Community College as an academy before a consultation has finished. The controversial plans to change the struggling school have been condemned by councillors...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 12:28 pm

Gresham Blake opens University of Brighton fashion show

Celebrity tailor Gresham Blake is marking the tenth anniversary of his graduation by returning to his alma mater, the University of Brighton, to open its inaugural Brighton Fashion Showcase. Gresham will present the university’s Business Plan Award which he also sponsored....
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 11:23 am

Drug expert says mephedrone ban won't work – as first arrest is made

A drug expert says banning mephedrone won’t work – just two days after Brighton police made its first arrest over its sale. Jenny Button was speaking at the inquest of Hove man John Sterling Smith, the first man to die of mephedrone poisoning. She said:...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 8:22 am

'Specialist' vandals paint postboxes white

Brighton vandals have left the Royal Mail scratching their head after painting postboxes white. Several boxes through the city have been damaged in this way, and there is no indication why it’s happening. Blogger Dan Wilson spotted two of the boxes, one outside the post...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 8:10 am

Brighton hosts a range of events for Refugee Week

Brighton is hosting a series of events to mark Refugee Week next month. The events include a cabaret, an exhibition and a chance to sample food from around the world. In Brighton and Hove, the week starts with an open day at St Mary Magdalen Community Centre in Upper North...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 8:02 am

Caroline Lucas praises Brighton's independent spirit in maiden speech

Brighton Pavilion’s new MP Caroline Lucas made her maiden speech in parliament yesterday, saying she was proud to represent such an independently-minded constituency She started by highlighting the fact she was making her party’s first parliamentary speech, and...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 7:59 am
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