Hangleton councillor dies unexpectedly

Brighton and Hove councillor David Smart has died unexpectedly. Councillor Smart, who represented Hangleton and Knoll on Brighton and Hove City Council, died last night (Wednesday 8 December). He was a retired police officer and former member of the Older People’s Council. He...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 7:56 pm

Lapland park's nativity was 'drawing on a trailer'

The trial of two Brighton brothers accused of a £1.2million Lapland theme park swindle was today told the attraction’s nativity was “a drawing on a trailer”. Victor Mears, of Selsfield Drive, and Henry Mears, of Coombe Road, deny five charges of engaging in a...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 7:04 pm

New neighbourhood pubs face 11.30pm closing time limit

Pubs, bars and restaurants wanting to serve alcohol in residential areas could be made to close at 11.30pm under new rules to be discussed by Brighton and Hove City Council. The full council will meet next Thursday to discuss a revised licensing policy, which includes the new...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 6:00 pm

Can you help put up Kemp Town's Christmas lights?

Volunteers are needed to help finish putting up the St James’s Street Christmas lights after the original switch-on was delayed by last week’s show. A cherry-picker is being used to put up the lights from 5.30pm, and the road will be closed from midnight. Helpers are being sought...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 4:18 pm

£25k reward to catch Hove post office gun raid robber

A £25,000 reward has been issued to help catch a robber who held up a Hove post office at gunpoint. Police today released an e-fit of the man who they believe was also behind two previous raids at the same post office in Melville Road. In the most recent, he threatened staff and...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 3:48 pm

Man charged with manslaughter over Hove greengrocer's death

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Hove greengrocer following a road rage attack. Tony Magdi, of Portland Road, died in hospital on November 28 after spending weeks in a coma following the attack three weeks before. Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road,...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 2:50 pm

Brighton University denies it is at risk of closure or merger

Brighton University has hit back at a report which claims education cuts could force it to merge with another university or close altogether. The University and College Union has included the universities in a list of institutions it estimates are at “high-medium...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 1:05 pm

Fourth Brighton fees protest march ends peacefully

Brighton’s fourth tuition fees protest has ended after peacefully progressing through Brighton for three hours. The march was organised by Fight the Fees and Cuts Brighton, which also urged schoolchildren to stage a mass walkout today. It started at 1pm at The Level, and...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 12:43 pm

Woman's face badly injured in Brighton bar attack

A woman has been left with deep cuts to her face after an man launched an unprovoked attack on her in a Brighton bar the early hours of this morning. The 33-year-old Brighton woman was attacked shortly before 3am at the Casablanca Bar in Kings Road. Police were called at 2.54am...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 10:41 am

Brighton newsagent fights off robber

A man who threatened a member of staff in a Brighton newsagents escaped with nothing when the assistant defended himself and drove the would be robber from the shop. The man entered the shop in Ditchling Road shortly before 5.30pm yesterday, wielding what is believed to be a bag...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 10:38 am
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