Hove man jailed for 14 years for attempted sex attack

A rapist from Hove has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for attacking a woman. Alan Tilley, 49, of Sackville Road, Hove, was told yesterday that he must serve at least seven years for the attack. Tilley followed the woman, 26, before jumping on her as she made her way home...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 7:43 pm

Fewer pupils in Brighton and Hove are learning a foreign language

About one in a hundred students preparing to take a foreign language at A level is studying in Brighton and Hove. The city has one of the highest populations of foreign students learning English. Now a government minister has revealed that it also has one of the highest...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 7:25 pm

Hove MP urges ministers to make squatting a crime

Hove MP Mike Weatherley is pressing for squatting to be made a criminal offence. He has written to two ministers with a series of questions as he tries bring about a reform of the law. Mr Weatherley has written to Housig Minister Grant Shapps to ask what plans he has to toughen...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 6:59 pm

Brighton murderer convicted of rape

A Brighton man convicted of murder this year has now also been convicted of raping a woman less than six weeks earlier. Neil McMillan, 42, of Bennett Road, Brighton, raped a 27-year-old woman in a hotel in Brighton on Saturday 5 September last year. A jury unanimously found him...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 5:18 pm

Brighton and Hove Chinese Chef of the Year named

Brighton and Hove’s Chinese Chef of the Year is Lian Jun Feng from Day’s Buffet Restaurant in East Street, Brighton. He beat rivals from three other Chinese restaurants to take the title at City College Brighton yesterday. The chefs were taking part in Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 4:55 pm

Brighton and Hove builders face new waste rules

The biggest building sites in Brighton and Hove will need to have green waste plans in place when new rules come into force next month. Brighton and Hove City Council said that from Monday 15 November building firms working on developments worth more than £300,000 would have to...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 1:41 pm

More will commute by train from Brighton and Hove despite fare rises says government

The government expects the number of commuters from Brighton and Hove to go up even though train fares will rise faster than inflation over the next few years. Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, asked the Conservative Transport Secretary Philip Hammond about the...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010 at 1:01 pm