Brighton MP elected to select committee

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has won a seat on a House of Commons select committee. The Conservative MP beat 11 other candidates to win a place on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee. Mr Kirby, a former entrepreneur who set up and ran a pubs and clubs...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 7:32 pm

More than 200 sex offenders registered in Brighton and Hove

More than 200 registered sex offenders are living in Brighton and Hove, according to an official report. The number – 201 – is up from the 165 sex offenders reported to be living in the area last year. The report says that last year’s figure was wrong but does not give the...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 7:13 pm

Brighton and Hove allotment rules criticised for making it harder to compost

A Brighton blogger has highlighted concerns about new allotment rules which were brought in earlier this year, The Brighton Bits blog criticised the ban on composting green kitchen waste. Anyone breaking the rule on kitchen waste faces the immediate termination of their tenancy...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 5:42 pm

Brighton and Hove landlords are asked to help train police dogs

Owners of empty buildings in Brighton and Hove are being asked to let Sussex Police use them for dog training. The force’s dog unit is particularly keen to bigger buildings and says that the presence of police dogs and their handlers can be an effective deterrent to would-be...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 5:19 pm

Two arrested after Brighton cabbie attacked

A man and a woman have been arrested after a taxi driver was attacked in his cab in Brighton. The man, 32, and the woman, 35, who were arrested on suspicion of assault, are both from Brighton. They are accused of running up to the taxi, in Lewes Road, Brighton, opening the cab...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 11:40 am

Bogus callers steal £3k from Portslade pensioner

Bogus “water board” officials stole £3,000 cash from a 70-year-old man in Portslade on Monday afternoon. The two conmen called at the man’s home in Mill Lane just before 4pm. After he let them in, one distracted him while the other stole his money, savings book and cheque book....
Posted On 27 Oct 2010 at 11:27 am