Former soldier tells of his homeless life on the streets of Brighton

A soldier caught up in the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland has told of his life as a homeless drunk on the streets of Brighton and Hove. Mark Morgan, 31, said that after he left the Army he fell out with his family and got into trouble with the law. He described his living hell...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 11:59 pm

Brighton internet guru issues pre-election challenge to politicians

An internet entrepreneur called on politicians, officials and business leaders to turn Brighton and Hove into Britain’s first “open data city”. Greg Hadfield issued the challenge last night (Tuesday 8 February), urging politicians from all parties to commit to the idea before the...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 11:52 pm

Former Brighton journalist expelled from Russia

Former Brighton journalist Luke Harding has been expelled from Russia where he was The Guardian’s Moscow correspondent. Mr Harding, 43, was kept in a Moscow airport cell for 45 minutes having just landed back in Russia from London. He had been in Britain for the previous two...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 4:08 pm

Fireman gives valentines warning to Brighton and Hove couples

Romantic couples in Brighton and Hove are being warned not to get carried away in the heat of the moment by firefighters. With Valentine’s Day approaching, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Tea-lights and alcohol can be a recipe for disaster if they’re not used in the...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 2:20 pm

Hove off-licence raiders foiled

Two men who attempted to rob the Quaff Wine shop in Portland Road, Hove, are being sought by police. At about 6.30pm on Monday (7 February) a member of staff, who was standing outside the shop, was pushed inside by the two men who then demanded money. However, they left...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 12:41 am

Hove MP asks Royal Mail to drop Brighton from Portslade addresses

The MP for Hove has asked the Royal Mail why Portslade residents have to include Brighton as part of their address. Mike Weatherley said that he had been contacted about the issue by a number of Portslade residents since he was elected to the House of Commons last May. Now he is...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011 at 12:02 am