Hanover pensioners face court charged with racially abusing a Brighton mother

A pair of pensioners suspected of racially abusing a Brighton mother who was travelling on a bus with her two young children have appeared in court. Peter Ford, 70, and his wife Jennifer, 67, of Wellington Road, Brighton, faced a charge of racially aggravated intentional...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 11:49 pm

Two motorcyclists sentenced for dangerous riding

A motorcyclist has been sentenced to carry out unpaid community work after being seen pulling wheelies in traffic on the A23 London Road in Brighton. Richard Gilbert, 30, was spotted riding his Suzuki dangerously on Sunday 12 September – the day that thousands of motorcyclists...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 6:28 pm

Christmas shopping in Brighton to be free of roadworks

Roadworks have been banned from the centre of Brighton during the Christmas shopping period for the third year. Mary Mears, the Conservative leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, made the announcement in response to a report in The Argus. She said: “I am baffled by the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 2:26 pm

Brighton's two universities worth £1bn to local economy, says report

Brighton’s two universities are worth more than £1 billion to the economy, according to a report. Sussex University and Brighton University contribute £1.072 billion, with £967 million being spent in Brighton and Hove and the wider south east. Researchers found that the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 2:10 pm

Hove armed robbery suspect bailed

The man suspected of holding up a Hove bookmaker’s has been released on police bail. Sussex Police said that the 41-year-old man from Brighton had been bailed until Monday 6 December pending further inquiries. He was arrested after a robbery at Ladbrokes in Portland Road, Hove,...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 12:09 pm

Brighton swimming pool to charge just a shilling

A Brighton swimming pool will charge just a shilling for a dip at its official open day tomorrow to mark its reopening after a £300,000 refurbishment. The entry price will be the same as when St Luke’s Swimming Pool first opened in 1903 – a shilling, or 5p in today’s money. Work...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 11:47 am

Brighton police chief asks Smash EDO protesters to talk

Organisers of the Smash EDO protests are being urged to contact Sussex Police ahead of a demo advertised to take place on Wednesday, October 13. Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett said: “Sussex Police fully supports the right to protest peacefully. “Our aim is to...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 8:45 am

Hove bar and night club withdraw request for 3am licence

A Hove bar and night club has withdrawn its application to extend its hours. Caps and Sarasota, in Western Road, Hove, wanted to open until 6am, with no drinks being served and no music being played after 5.30am. The applicants, Laden Eshgi-Nikkhah and Mehrdad Eshgi-Nikkah,...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010 at 1:34 am
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