Hove comedian's phone-tapping claim reviewed by judge

An actor and comedian from Hove has had his phone-tapping claim against the News of the World newspaper reviewed by a High Court judge today (Friday 15 April). Steve Coogan’s claim was one of 24 cases presented to Mr Justice Vos at a case management conference in London. The...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 11:30 pm

Gay bullying brought to light by Brighton hospital survey

Bullying and harassment of gay staff has prompted a Brighton hospital chief to speak out. Duncan Selbie, who runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, said in a newsletter to staff: “We have a particular problem around the experience of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 5:25 pm

Twelve charged over mass brawl in Brighton

A brawl near Brighton Police Station has landed 12 men with a summons. Nearly 30 people called Sussex Police about the mass punch-up in Grove Hill, Brighton, saying that between 50 and 100 men were involved. Sixteen were arrested while two were taken to the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 10:32 am

Brighton dog owner given muzzling and neutering order by court

A dog owner blamed his Staffordshire bull terrier’s hormones after it attacked a Chihuahua called Lilly in a Brighton park. Reuben Scott-Samuels, 30, said that the bull terrier, one of two which were involved in the savaging, had just had puppies and was being defensive. Emma...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 10:00 am

Rogue Hove debt collector convicted and fined

A rogue debt collector from Hove has been convicted of using threatening and aggressive behaviour. Eddie Ottewell, 34, of Connaught Road, Hove, formerly of The Drive, Hove, was trading as B2B Collection Services when he committed the offences. Ottewell also admitted running a...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 9:30 am

Man battered to death in Brighton flat

A man was found murdered in his flat in Brighton early this morning. The victim, in his fifties, is believed to have been battered to death in Gloucester Street in the North Laine area. Sussex Police said that officers were called just after 2.10am today when the victim was found...
Posted On 15 Apr 2011 at 9:06 am