Police release e-fit after Brighton robber is thwarted by 62-year-old

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Brighton have released an e-fit of a man they are seeking in connection with the incident. A 62-year-old man was sitting reading in his lounge in Manor Way, Whitehawk, when he became aware of someone next to him. A man was stood by...
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 at 10:50 pm

Fake trading standards officer thwarted in Brighton

Fake trading standards officers have been reported to be operating in Brighton and Hove. A cold caller wearing a yellow high-visibility vest with the words “Trading Standards” on it cold called at a house in central Brighton last Wednesday (13 October). He told the person who...
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 at 8:07 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters held up by rush-hour crash on A23

Thousands of commuters were held up on their way to work this morning after a two-car prang blocked the A23 just north of Brighton. No one was hurt in the accident on the northbound side of the A23 at Pyecombe. But the crashed cars brought traffic to a standstill with queues back...
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 at 12:01 pm

Buses to skip busiest stop because of gas leak

A gas leak in the centre of Brighton will mean hundreds of buses will be unable to stop at one of the town’s busiest stops tomorrow (Wednesday 20 October). Buses going along Western Road from Hove, Portslade and Southwick will not be stopping in Churchill Square, Brighton, from...
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 at 10:52 am

Whitehawk school wins praise from education minister

Whitehawk Primary School earned top marks from a government minister during a question time session in the House of Commons. The Brighton school was held up as an example of how to join up support services for families in deprived areas. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP fort...
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 at 2:48 am

Former Hove MP still to repay £18k in overclaimed expenses

Former Hove MP Ivor Caplin is one of six politicians who have yet to repay expenses that they were found to have overclaimed. Mr Caplin, the Labour MP for Hove from 1997 to 2005, is said to owe nearly £18,000 which he claimed for mortgage interest payments in relation to his...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 6:36 pm

Sussex police sergeant to appear before Brighton magistrates on fraud charge

A former Sussex Police officer is to appear before Brighton magistrates next month charged with fraud. Sergeant Peter Yeats has been charged with fraud by false representation under the Fraud Act 2006. The charge is said to relate to £3,500 of found property. Sussex Police said...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 5:36 pm

Brighton and Hove retains its green city ranking

Brighton and Hove is Britain’s third most sustainable city for the second year in a row, according to a national league table. And it is the only city in the country to have been in the top three every year since the table was first published. The rankings show Brighton coming in...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 1:20 pm

Brighton and Hove cuts red tape around planning applications

The council is cutting the red tape involved in making a planning application. Brighton and Hove City Council said that it now required only two copies of each application submitted by post. National guidelines suggest four copies and the council had already reduced this to...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 12:08 pm

Saved Brighton quango offers six-figure salary in quest for new chief

Three days after a Brighton quango was saved from a government cull, it has advertised for a new chief executive. The Pensions Regulator, based in Trafalgar Place, near Brighton Station, was given a reprieve from the “bonfire of the quangos” when the government set out its latest...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010 at 11:59 am