Brighton man bailed over Hove bank raid

A Brighton man has appeared before magistrates charged with robbery at the Halifax bank branch in George Street, Hove. Roy Bartup, 57, of Natal Road, Brighton, was released on bail at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday 28 February). He must return to court on Monday...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011 at 10:07 pm

Two men bailed over bomb attack on Hove café

Two men have been bailed by police investigating the home-made bomb found in a Hove seafront café last Tuesday (22 February). The pair were arrested on Friday (25 February) on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. Their arrest follows the attack on Breakfast ...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011 at 9:58 pm

Grand hotel owner to build 4 star venue on edge of Brighton

The company that owns The Grand hotel in Brighton been named as the preferred bidder for a site once earmarked as a park and ride. De Vere plans to build a four star hotel, leisure club and offices on the site of Patcham Court Farm by the junction of the A23 and A27 Brighton...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011 at 8:54 pm

Brighton drug den ordered to close

A council property used as drug den in Brighton has been boarded up after a court hearing. The move followed the granting of a closure order by Brighton magistrates after Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council spelt out a history of problems there. The property – 2...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011 at 7:56 pm

Brighton MP criticises archbishop over stance on same-sex weddings

A Brighton MP has questioned the Archbishop of Canterbury about the refusal of the Church of England to allow same-sex weddings. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, was quoted on the Telegraph website saying: “Public opinion is moving faster than the Church on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011 at 7:40 pm

Hove café arson – two more arrests

Two men have been arrested today (Friday, February 25), in connection with a bomb scare in Hove. Detectives investigating the incident on Tuesday, February 22, at the Breakfast at Tiffany’s diner in Kingsway, are interviewing the men aged 38 and 32. The first was arrested...
Posted On 25 Feb 2011 at 4:22 pm

Concern for missing Kemp Town teenager

Police are concerned for the welfare of a young girl who has not been seen since she left a foster care home in the city on Saturday, February 19. The girl had been found by police in the Kemp Town on Friday, February 18, after she rang a national charity asking for help. She was...
Posted On 25 Feb 2011 at 2:06 pm

Search continues for Hove rapist

A 19-year-old man arrested yesterday (Thursday,  February 24) on suspicion of rape has been released without charge. The man was arrested in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Dyke Road park , Hove, on Tuesday, February 15. Detective Inspector Trevor Bowles from...
Posted On 25 Feb 2011 at 1:54 pm

Former Brighton school teacher jailed for obscene pictures

EX-TEACHER Kenneth Brown has been given a 10-month prison sentence for making and possessing indecent images of children by Hove Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, February 24). Browne, 60, of South Row, London, was arrested at in July, 2009 at his former home in Havelock Road,...
Posted On 25 Feb 2011 at 12:22 pm

Brighton Open Market plans approved

The Open Market in Brighton looks likely to be refurbished after Brighton and Hove City Council granted planning permission for the project. The council cabinet will hold a special meeting on Monday (28 February) when it is expected to approve funding for the scheme. The council...
Posted On 24 Feb 2011 at 2:54 pm