Police urge missing Brighton man to call

Concern is growing for a Brighton man who has been missing for three days. Ben Bacharew, 25, was reported missing from his home in Belmont, just off Dyke Road, by the Seven Dials, in Brighton, at about 6pm on Tuesday (11 January). He is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 9:30 pm

Six men from Brighton and Hove held after drunken night out

Two Brighton men and four from Hove have been arrested after a night out marred by drink. Sussex Police said that the first two arrests were made after a fight outside the Honey Club at 2.20am today. A police spokesman said that the fight started inside the club and spilt on to...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 1:40 pm

Brighton MP welcomes plans to tackle neighbours from hell

A Brighton MP has spoken out in support of plans to make it easier to evict “neighbours from hell”. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said that councils and housing associations would be helped by measures announced by Housing Minister Grant Shapps. Mr Kirby...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 1:16 pm

PCSOs should fine dog owners who fail to scoop the poop, says Green

Police community support officers should have the power to fine owners who fail to clear up their dogs’ mess, according to a Green councillor. Ben Duncan, who represents Queen’s Park on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “A review of PCSO powers was conducted last year. “But...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 3:45 am

Speed limit changes on busy Hove hill

The speed limit on one of Brighton and Hove’s steepest and busiest hills is being altered. The last time it was changed, the road became a mobile speed camera trap, with dozens of motorists being caught at a time. The 50mph limit covering the top part of the A2038 King George VI...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 3:30 am

Tributes paid to Hove pilot who died in avalanche

A Hove airline pilot has died after being buried in snow while skiing in the Alps. James Whalley, 32, who flew for EasyJet, was one of four people to die in an avalanche. A fifth skier in the group survived the avalanche at Val d’Isere in France. Mr Whalley, who came from...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 3:17 am

Brighton pop star says her damp student house was infested with slugs

Brighton pop star Natasha Khan has described living in a student house so damp that she had to dodge slugs on the carpet. Khan, 31, suffered the experience when she was studying music and visual arts at Brighton University. The Bat for Lashes singer spoke out about living in a...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 2:21 am

Cycling Brighton schoolboy died by accident, coroner says

A Brighton schoolboy died after going head first over the handlebars of his bicycle. An inquest was told that David Hanna, 18, of Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk, fell off his bike after the chain slipped. He had just finished his A levels at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 2:04 am

Brighton Labour group leader criticises 'charter for squatters'

Fewer empty homes in Brighton and Hove will be brought back into use if the government relaxes the law, a local Labour politician have warned. Gill Mitchell, leader of the Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that councils could deal with homes left empty after...
Posted On 14 Jan 2011 at 1:42 am