Six Brighton and Hove councillors bow out

By Richard Hook As the country awaits the results of what the New Statesman called, “the most important vote in a generation”, the future of six Brighton and Hove councillors is already decided. Pat Drake, Averil Older, Rachel Fryer, Vicky Wakefield-Jarrett, Paul Steedman and...
Posted On 05 May 2011 at 11:01 pm

Thousands turning out to vote across Brighton and Hove

The fine weather has helped the turnout for the local elections across Brighton and Hove. After a miserable start to the day, the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the steady trickle at polling stations improved. At stake are 54 seats on Brighton and Hove City Council. No party...
Posted On 05 May 2011 at 6:20 pm

Brighton music festival postponed over safety fears

A music festival planned for Stanmer Park in July has been put back two months over safety fears. The Shakedown festival was due to take place on Saturday 9 July but has been postponed after talks between the organisers and Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said in a...
Posted On 05 May 2011 at 6:11 pm

Man held on suspicion of sex attack on Brighton pensioner

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape by police investigating a sex attack on a woman in her Brighton home by an intruder. The 25-year old man, from North-West London, was arrested in the street in Brighton shortly after 1am today (Thursday 5 May). He is...
Posted On 05 May 2011 at 4:26 pm

Brighton and Hove police tackle marathon with a difference

Eighteen rugby playing police officers have come up with their own version of the Brighton marathon to raise money for charity. The Sussex Police officers, mostly from the emergency response teams in Brighton and Hove, plan to pull a police riot van for 26.2 miles along the...
Posted On 05 May 2011 at 3:05 pm