Brighton pensioners sentenced for racially abusing mother and children

A pair of pensioners have been spared a prison sentence for racially abusing a mother and her two young children on a bus in Brighton. Peter Ford, 70, and Jennifer Ford, 67, of Wellington Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress....
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 8:18 pm

Police offer £10k reward to solve Kemp Town armed robbery

A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered for information which leads to the conviction of a man who committed an armed robbery at a Brighton betting shop in November. Detectives investigating the incident at Ladbrokes in Arundel Road, Kemp Town, have also issued an image of the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 7:50 pm

Historic Hove home owners urged to have a paint job

The owners of some of Hove’s most historic buildings are being urged to repaint them. The buildings in Brunswick Town are covered by an Act of Parliament requiring them to be repainted every five years. The work was due to be carried out this year but at 27 of the properties the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 1:57 pm

Christmas tree recycling sites announced

Christmas tree recycling sites in Brighton and Hove will open from Monday 3 January. Last year local residents recycled a record number of Christmas trees, ensuring that they were composted rather than ending up in landfill sites. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Christmas...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 12:33 pm

Gang attack man by Brighton Marina

A gang of teenagers attacked a man as he walked down the cliff path to Brighton Marina. The gang of three boys and three girls approached the man at about 7.20pm on Sunday (19 December). Sussex Police said that one of the boys punched him in the stomach and a second hit him in...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 12:04 pm

Fire damages landmark Brighton church

A landmark Brighton church was damaged in a fire this morning which may have started overnight. Fire crews spent an hour tackling the fire at St Paul’s Church in West Street, Brighton, and ventilating the building once the fire was out. Investigators from East Sussex Fire and...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 11:50 am

Bogus callers steal cash from Brighton woman

A Brighton woman in her eighties has lost £140 after letting a young woman into her home in Queen’s Park Road. The caller knocked on her door shortly before 4.30pm yesterday. She told the victim, 85, that she wanted to write a note to someone at an address opposite. While the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 11:04 am

Hanover needs a smaller fire engine says election candidate

A Labour election candidate is urging the fire service to buy a smaller fire engine to cope with the narrow streets in some parts of Brighton. Leo Barraclough spoke out after firefighters had difficulty reaching a fire in Toronto Terrace in Hanover early on Sunday morning. The...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 10:52 am
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