Brighton Pride arsonist causes £30k damage to toilets

An arson attack at Brighton and Hove Pride caused £30,000 damage to a block of portable toilets. The toilets, on the north side of the park near Preston Park Avenue, were deliberately set alight at about 10pm on Saturday 7 August. Detectives from Sussex Police are trying to find...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 5:23 pm

Brighton and Hove parents fined for having truant children

Parents in Brighton and Hove have been fined nearly £3,000 in the past year for failing to ensure their children attended school. The total was announced by Brighton and Hove City Council after the four latest prosecutions. In the four new cases, parents were fined £1,450 between...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 4:12 pm

Dangerous Hove junction to be made safer

One of Brighton and Hove´s most dangerous junctions is to have new traffic signalling equipment. Brighton and Hove City Council is to install the signals at the junction of Holland Road and Western Road in Hove. Paul Elgood, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Brunswick and...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 10:24 am

Police fine Brighton cyclists

Brighton cyclists were stopped in St James´s Street yesterday as part of an “action day”. Eight Sussex Police officers stopped people cycling the wrong way down the one-way street and gave them fixed penalty notices. Chris Cooke, chairman of the St James´s Area Local Action Team...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 7:12 am

Brighton MP asks Chancellor to help small firms

A Brighton MP is urging the taxman to help local businesses by issuing VAT numbers more quickly. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said his concern follows a plea for help from a small businessman in his constituency. The man was told by Revenue and Customs...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 7:05 am