Christmas cheer for Brighton and Hove children's charities thanks to Dickens

It’s not quite A Christmas Carol by Dickens the author, more of an unexpected Christmas gift from Dickens the shoplifter. And now that Dickens has been brought to book, local children’s charities can expect to benefit from the confiscated profits of his thefts. The tale begins...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010 at 4:52 pm

Hove MP raises pilots' radiation concerns

Hove MP Mike Weatherley has asked ministers to think again about exposing pilots and air crew to radiation from body scans every time they fly. Mr Weatherley said that a number of pilots and crew lived in his constituency and had raised the issue with him. They currently face...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010 at 3:07 pm

Council chief to address new year meeting in the North Laine

Council chief executive John Barradell is to address the next meeting of the North Laine Community Association. The association spent much of the spring and summer of this year debating its future. One of the ideas for reviving the association was to have guest speakers – and Mr...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010 at 2:02 pm

Eleven people rescued from lift in Brighton car park

Eleven people were rescued by a fire crew after becoming trapped in a lift in a Brighton car park. The lift became stuck between the ground floor and first floor at the Russell Road NCP car park at about 10.40pm on Friday (17 December). A crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010 at 1:40 pm

Thirteen Brighton and Hove pubs close in a year

Thirteen pubs closed in Brighton and Hove in the past year, according to new figures. The closures were revealed in answer to a parliamentary question by Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley. In a written answer Home Office Minister James Brokenshire set out the figures showing...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010 at 1:10 pm