Brighton murder victim's family pay tribute as suspect is charged

The family of a man found murdered in Brighton at the weekend have paid tribute to him. Craig Palmer’s mother Jane and stepfather John said: “He was a son in a million and he will be greatly missed.” His daughter Danielle said: “I was always his princess and his baby girl. “He...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 5:55 pm

Brighton and Hove housing chiefs bid for £5m help

Council chiefs have applied for £5 million to repair and refurbish houses and flats across Brighton and Hove. The funds have been made available by the Homes and Communities Agency to councils with significant numbers of homes that do not meet “decent homes” standard. Brighton...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 12:14 pm

Brighton MP praises Localism Bill

Brighton Kemptown Conservative MP Simon Kirby has spoken up in favour of the Localism Bill which passed its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday. He said that the bill would save Brighton and Hove’s poorest tenants £5 million a year between them. He added that...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 11:58 am

Hove greengrocer's friends to hold fundraising quiz for memorial

Friends of the late Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi are holding a quiz night to raise funds for a memorial. The quiz will be held at the Westbourne pub in Portland Road, Hove, yards from where Mr Magdi lived and worked. It will take place a week tomorrow (Thursday 27 January) from...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 11:35 am

Teenage burglary suspect found injured near crashed car stolen from Brighton home

A suspected burglar ended up in hospital after he is believed to have crashed a car stolen during a break-in in Hollingdean. The 18-year-old was found near the silver Audi 4 convertible which was crashed into a brick pillar in Ditchling Road, Brighton, and then rebounded into a...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 10:56 am

Sally Gunnell to hand in Brighton and Hove school sports petition

Olympic gold medalist Sally Gunnell is to help hand in a petition about school sports in Brighton and Hove. The former athlete, who lives in Steyning, will be joined by local parents, teachers and political campaigners at Brighton Town Hall at 1pm next Monday (24 January). The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 10:28 am

Robbers attack Brighton off-licence worker during raid

Three men robbed an off-licence in Brighton on Monday night. They went into the Wine and Beer Store in Norfolk Square, Brighton, at about 10.40pm and attacked the woman who was working there before stealing the till. The robbers hit her over the head although it is not clear what...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 9:52 am

Hotel planned for site of old Brighton ice rink

The old Queen Square ice rink in Brighton looks likely to become a boutique hotel. Brighton and Hove City Council has sold the derelict site which was the Sussex Ice Rink for more than 30 years until it closed in 2003. The council said that the site would be developed by The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2011 at 5:20 am