Brighton drug dealers ordered to pay £23k

Two Brighton drug dealers now in prison for selling cocaine are to be stripped of £20,000 in illegal profits. Fisnik Derguti, 33, and Flora Mahmood, 31, were caught when Derguti threw a packet of cocaine out of his car window. Derguti had been pulled over by a police officer for...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:49 pm

Teen in court accused of 200 graffiti tags in Brighton and Hove

A teenager has been charged with spraying 200 graffiti tags around Brighton and Hove, causing £7,500 worth of damage. Thomas McCatty, 18, of Compton Avenue, Brighton, was yesterday been charged with committing criminal damage to numerous properties. He is due to appear at...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:48 pm

Surfin' Bird reaches number 3 in midweek Christmas charts

A Brighton comedian’s attempt to get a 1960s surf rock hit to the top of the Christmas hit parade has been given a massive boost by reaching number three in the midweek charts. Matt Whistler recorded a risque video featuring him dancing round Brighton in the snow dressed in...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 4:09 pm

Pensioners evacuated after fire at Hove care home

Pensioners were evacuated from a care home in Hove after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning. All 18 were in their rooms when the fire was reported just after midnight. One resident who had breathed in some smoke was given treatment by paramedics from South East...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 1:24 pm

Protesters plan Clock Tower demo over housing benefit cuts

Another protest is being held at the Clock Tower in Brighton this afternoon. Protesters are planning to demonstrate there against housing benefit cuts from 4.30pm to 6pm. Last week students demonstrated there against tuition fee rises and education spending cuts during the...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 1:20 pm

Brighton police authority member criticises plans for elected sheriffs

Brighton and Hove’s representative on Sussex Police Authority today criticised the government’s plans for elected police chiefs. Ben Duncan, who is also the Brighton and Hove City Council Green spokesman on policing, said that the proposals would lead to policing being dominated...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 12:39 pm

Inspector forces Brighton property company to turn listed building back into offices

A listed building in the heart of Brighton is being turned back into offices after a ruling by an independent planning inspector. Baron Homes has been ordered to make good the Grade II listed building at 8 Pavilion Parade in the Old Steine in Brighton. The property company...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 12:19 pm

Hospital stays get longer in Brighton and Hove

Patients in Brighton and Hove are staying in hospital nearly a day longer on average after operations than they did two years ago. The average stay has risen from 2.6 days in 2007-08 to 3.4 days last year (2009-10). The figures were collated by the NHS Information Centre and...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010 at 11:46 am