Former Hove MP still to repay £18k in overclaimed expenses

Former Hove MP Ivor Caplin is one of six politicians who have yet to repay expenses that they were found to have overclaimed. Mr Caplin, the Labour MP for Hove from 1997 to 2005, is said to owe nearly £18,000 which he claimed for mortgage interest payments in relation to his...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 6:36 pm

Sussex police sergeant to appear before Brighton magistrates on fraud charge

A former Sussex Police officer is to appear before Brighton magistrates next month charged with fraud. Sergeant Peter Yeats has been charged with fraud by false representation under the Fraud Act 2006. The charge is said to relate to £3,500 of found property. Sussex Police said...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 5:36 pm

Brighton and Hove retains its green city ranking

Brighton and Hove is Britain’s third most sustainable city for the second year in a row, according to a national league table. And it is the only city in the country to have been in the top three every year since the table was first published. The rankings show Brighton coming in...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 1:20 pm

Brighton and Hove cuts red tape around planning applications

The council is cutting the red tape involved in making a planning application. Brighton and Hove City Council said that it now required only two copies of each application submitted by post. National guidelines suggest four copies and the council had already reduced this to...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 12:08 pm

Saved Brighton quango offers six-figure salary in quest for new chief

Three days after a Brighton quango was saved from a government cull, it has advertised for a new chief executive. The Pensions Regulator, based in Trafalgar Place, near Brighton Station, was given a reprieve from the “bonfire of the quangos” when the government set out its latest...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 11:59 am

Five teens leave Brighton man with broken cheek after unprovoked attack

Five teenagers attacked a Brighton man in the Hanover area of town at the weekend. The victim, 26, was left with a broken cheek bone and nerve damage to his face. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton, for treatment where doctors had to insert...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 10:21 am