Queen honours long-serving Brighton and Hove policewoman

A brave and long-serving police officer from Brighton and Hove has been honoured by the Queen. PC Christina Wilson-Law, 48, has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours List. PC Wilson-Law joined Sussex Police in 1980 at the...
Posted On 31 Dec 2010 at 2:17 pm

Two knifemen threaten family in centre of Brighton

Two men threatened a family with knives as they shopped in North Street, Brighton. The suspects got talking to a woman of 38 and her two teenage children outside Boots, near the junction with Queen’s Road. When the woman’s husband joined them with the couple’s other son and asked...
Posted On 31 Dec 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hundreds mourn popular Hove greengrocer

The funeral of popular Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi has been held. Hundreds of people turned out to say their last goodbye to Mr Magdi, 52, of Portland Road, Hove. His funeral was held at St Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church – formerly St Thomas’s – in Davigdor Road, Hove,...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010 at 8:58 pm

For a fleeting moment Brighton's Green MP thought she might become a minister

Caroline Lucas has spoken about her breakthrough as Britain’s first Green MP in an interview on the PM programme on BBC Radio 4. She described it as an amazing privilege to represent Brighton Pavilion at Westminster having already been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP)....
Posted On 30 Dec 2010 at 5:57 pm

Trial date set for suspected Brighton flasher

A date has been set to try a man accused of being a flasher. The charges relates to an incident in Brighton earlier this year. Paul Goodenough, 39, of Sandes Place in Leatherhead, Surrey, is due to be tried at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday 31 May. He faces a trial on three...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010 at 4:22 pm

Man arrested on suspicion of mugging Hove pensioner

A man suspected of snatching a handbag from a pensioner in Hove was arrested late this morning. The 46-year-old man is also suspected of trying to mug a pensioner for her handbag in Brighton yesterday. The two incidents took place less than an hour apart. Sussex Police said that...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010 at 7:30 pm

Busy Brighton road collapses

Police are warning drivers in Brighton to avoid North Street as the road has been closed due to it beginning to collapse. The road started to break up at around 2.20pm today (Wednesday 29 December). The westbound carriageway of North Street currently remains open. However, the...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010 at 3:32 pm

Brighton tax specialists in financial trouble

A Brighton tax consultancy has been placed in administration. Accordance, which offers accounting, auditing and tax advice, was given protection from its creditors through the court-ordered move. The company, based in North Road, Brighton, was set up in 2005. It describes itself...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010 at 1:19 am

Girl, 8, suffers burns in Peacehaven fire

A child has been taken to hospital suffering from burns after a fire at a house in Peacehaven. The eight-year-old girl was one of eight people injured in the fire which took hold in the first floor of a two-storey house in Collingwood Close. Six adults suffered from the effects...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010 at 12:19 am

Brighton and Hove polling review comes to a close

Voters have just three days to comment on a review of polling districts and polling stations in Brighton and Hove. A consultation being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council ends on New Year’s Eve. The council said that it wanted to make sure that the places where people...
Posted On 28 Dec 2010 at 11:58 pm
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