Brothers and father jailed over Brighton golf course murder

Three men have been jailed today after a Brighton man was killed and his body dumped and set on fire on a golf course. Sean Iran, 21, of St Richard’s Road, Portslade, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court for at least 19 years for murdering 36-year-old Stefan Welch. Iran, a registered...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011 at 11:19 pm

Inspirational Brighton head teacher to retire

The head teacher of one of Brighton’s biggest and most popular secondary schools is to retire in the summer. Trevor Allen has spent more than 15 years at Dorothy Stringer High School in Loder Road and will leave in July. Under his leadership the school was rated outstanding by...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011 at 8:04 pm

Southern Gas fined for causing rush-hour gridlock in Brighton

A gas company is being fined for causing traffic jams in the hour rush-hour on Tuesday (29 March). Brighton and Hove City Council said that Southern Gas Networks had broken an agreement and started work during the morning rush-hour, bringing traffic to a standstill. Traffic at...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011 at 7:49 pm

Burning the Clocks and Children's Parade at risk after Arts Council cuts

Two of Brighton’s most popular events are at risk after their Arts Council funding was cut. The Children’s Parade and Burning the Clocks are run by Same Sky, which has lost its £100,000 annual funding from the arts organisation. Brighton and Hove City Council is to hold...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011 at 5:40 pm

Second drinks licence setback for Sainsbury's in Brighton

Sainsbury’s has suffered its second licensing setback in Brighton in just over three months. The supermarket chain has been told that it cannot sell alcohol at its new store at the corner of St James’s Street and Old Steine, formerly a branch of Taj. The company also had a...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011 at 5:24 pm

Heavy rain blamed for flagging disappointment on Brighton and Hove beaches

Brighton and Hove’s beaches will not be flying Blue Flags this summer. Heavy rain has been blamed for the disappointing result for the three beaches – Brighton Kemp Town, Brighton Central and Hove. A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Rainfall tends to wash...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011 at 11:46 pm

Brighton theft witness urged to contact detectives

A mystery witness to a theft in Brighton is being sought by police. The man or woman saw the thieves strike in North Road in the North Laine at about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 March). A 44-year-old local man parked his van outside The Drum Cavern shop and went in to drop off...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011 at 11:19 pm

Brighton and Hove's mental health trust makes £14m cuts

The mental health trust that serves Brighton and Hove has just agreed cuts of £14 million for the coming year. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust today adopted a “business plan” to cope with what it said would be “a very tough economic climate over the next two years”. The...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011 at 11:01 pm

Police object to drinks licence for Sainsbury's new Brighton store

Sainsbury’s could face another setback in the centre of Brighton after Sussex Police objected its latest application for a drinks licence. The force has written to Brighton and Hove City Council to object to a licence for the premises on the corner of St James’s Street and Old...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011 at 4:48 pm

Popular former Hove head teacher dies

Former junior and middle school head teacher Margaret Campbell has died suddenly at the age of 84. Mrs Campbell collapsed in hospital last Wednesday (23 March) having arrived to collect her husband Clive after his hip operation. She was a formidable and much-loved headmistress at...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011 at 4:32 pm
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