Brighton landlord given £2,000 fine

A Brighton landlord has been fined £2,000 for managing a house converted into flats without a licence. Warwick Armsby-Ward was also ordered to pay £750 legal costs by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty. Armsby-Ward was fined for managing the property above Heist, a...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 7:28 pm

Robbers target Hove building society

A Hove building society was robbed late last night. Detectives believe that the robbery – outside Nationwide Building Society in Church Road – is linked to a similar raid outside the Santander branch just yards away in George Street last week. Officers were called to the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 7:00 pm

Hove man remanded after £800k cocaine seizure

A Hove man accused of being a drug dealer has been remanded in custody until a court hearing in December. Lloyd Power, 29, from Queen Victoria Avenue, Hove, was one of two men arrested in the Regency Square area of Brighton on Friday. Sussex Police officers arrested Power and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 11:11 am

Parents win right to identify sex offenders

Sussex Police is to allow people across Brighton and Hove to ask whether partners and neighbours are registered sex offenders from today. The scheme is a diluted version of what is known in America as Megan’s Law. Campaigners in Britain have called for the same rights and called...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 11:00 am

Brighton hospital to recruit extra surgeons

Brighton’s main hospital is a step closer to becoming the main accident and emergency centre for the South East. The Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Eastern Road, has been told it can spend the money needed to boost its major trauma team. Hospital boss Duncan Selbie told staf...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 6:05 am

Noisy Brighton pub must pay £7,000 after court case

A noisy Brighton pub has been landed with a £7,000 bill after being taken to court. Brighton and Hove City Council prosecuted the Red Rooms pub, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, after persistent complaints from neighbours. The pub, owned by the Sussex Pub Co, had already been issued...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 5:46 am

Brighton swimming pool re-opens after £300k revamp

A Brighton swimming pool has re-opened after a £300,000 refurbishment. St Luke’s Swimming Pool, in St Luke’s Terrace, opened its doors yesterday after a makeover which included an open-plan unisex changing village with improved lighting and heating individual changing room...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 5:10 am

Brighton and Hove MPs back fight to protect vitamin pills

The three Brighton and Hove MPs have added their names to a campaign to protect vitamin and mineral supplements from a European directive which takes effect next year. Mike Weatherley, Simon Kirby and Caroline Lucas have signed a House of Commons early day motion criticising the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 4:49 am

Two saved from the sea off Brighton

Two young men were saved from the sea off Brighton by a pair of quick-thinking council seafront officers. As a result, one of the rescuers was taken to hospital with hypothermia. Jay Hunter and Gary Walker rescued the pair on Saturday after their dinghy capsized. Mr Hunter and Mr...
Posted On 28 Sep 2010 at 4:49 am