Pride moves date for 2011 Preston Park party

Pride will be held in Preston Park on Saturday 13 August next year. Despite high level discussions as to the suitability of the park for the event – and the misgivings of neighbours – the post-parade party will be held there again. However, the date has been moved to avoid a...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 7:38 pm

New owner promises bright future for prominent Brighton eyesore

The new owner of a prominent Brighton eyesore property is promising to put up a viable scheme for the site. Anston House in Preston Road, Brighton, has been empty for nearly 20 years. The derelict building is now owned by Investec, a specialist private bank, which took over the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 6:01 pm

Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident on A27 at Hangleton

Police and emergency services attended a serious crash involving a motorbike and a car on the A27, Westbound, at Hove just before 9am this morning. The motorcyclist, 52, from Hassocks, was riding a black Honda when he hit the back of a grey Saab driven by a 41-year-old man from...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 2:14 pm

Hove councillor deselected

A long-serving councillor has been deselected as the political parties in Brighton and Hove prepare for elections next May. Councillor David Watkins, a Liberal Democrat representative for Brunswick and Adelaide for 11 years, has not been chosen to fight the seat in May. His ward...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 2:11 pm

Brighton killer jailed for rape

The killer of one Brighton prostitute has been jailed indefinitely for raping another. Neil McMillan, 43, of Bennett Road, Brighton, raped the 27-year-old woman in a hotel in Brighton on Saturday 5 September last year. Last month he was found guilty of rape by a jury at the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 1:29 pm

Two charged with Brighton seafront attack

A man suffered head injuries in an attack on Brighton seafront in the small hours of yesterday morning. Sussex Police said that two men have been charged since the attack took place. The attack happened at about 4.30am by the King’s Road Arches, Brighton. The 22-year-old victim...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 1:11 pm

Brighton Rock trailer released

The trailer for the remake of Brighton Rock has been released. The remake – like the Graham Greene book and the 1947 film starring Richard Attenborough – is set in Brighton. But the date has changed with the remake set in the 1960s, in the era of mods and rockers, rather than in...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 12:56 pm

Brighton MP wins award

Brighton Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has won an award from a right-wing political magazine. The Brighton Pavilion MP picked up the award for Newcomer of the Year parliamentary award at the Spectator’s annual Parliamentarian of the Year Awards ceremony in central London last...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 7:47 am

National newspaper criticises 'pointless' job at Brighton and Hove City Council

The latest vacancy at Brighton and Hove City Council prompted a sharp comment in The Sunday Times yesterday. It reported an advertisement for a replacement for Sarah Owen, political assistant to the Labour group of councillors, under the heading: “Pointless jobs corner.” The...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010 at 7:30 am