Brighton and Hove Tories to cut council tax and parking permit costs as critics denounce election budget

Council tax in Brighton and Hove is to be cut by 1 per cent from April and the price of residents’ parking permits will also be reduced. The local Conservative administration said that it would receive an extra £3 million from the government as a reward for not putting up council...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 8:03 pm

Ken Livingstone to address Brighton and Hove Labour fundraising event

Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, is due to speak to a sell-out audience in Hove next week at a fundraising event for the local Labour party. Mr Livingstone, who used to have a home near the Seven Dials in Brighton, is lending his support to the party’s candidates in...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 7:21 pm

Man shot by Brighton police identified

The man shot by police in Rock Place, Brighton, yesterday (Thursday, February 10) has been named as 49-year-old-Michael Fitzpatrick. His identity was released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) today (Friday, February 11) A post-mortem examination is due to...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 1:19 pm

Investigation under way into fatal police shooting in Brighton

Investigators have begun trying to find out how a suspected armed robber ended up being shot in a Brighton street yesterday. The victim died after being shot by Sussex Police officers in Rock Place in Kemp Town just after 1pm. He is widely believed to be the suspect in a series...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 11:41 am

Noisy neighbour fined after court hears 'Enough Is Enough'

A woman from Hove has been fined by magistrates for playing Enough Is Enough at full volume late at night. Noisy neighbour Charlene Wickenden, 35, of Clarendon Villas, Hove, played a pumped up selection of songs besides the Donna Summer track. Wickenden tormented neighbours with...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 11:26 am

Neglected home lands Hove woman with court fine

A court has landed a Hove woman with a bill of almost £1,000 for letting her house fall into disrepair. Joyce Stevens, of Sackville Road, Hove, admitted letting her home fall into considerable disrepair. She ignored several letters and a planning enforcement notice to clean up...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 11:24 am

Brighton children's charity boosted by recycled toys

A Brighton children’s charity has benefited from tonnes of unwanted toys dropped off at recycling points around the area. Rockinghorse, the sick children’s charity, is £300 better off as a result of the toy recycling scheme. The scheme was set up by Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011 at 12:29 am
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