Police aim to identify new sites in search for missing Portslade father

Detectives are trying to identify where else to search in the hunt for missing Portslade father Gary Hampson. Sussex Police said that an initial scoping exercise was completed today with 16 sites having been searched. Specialist search teams have been supporting the exercise,...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 11:16 pm

Crooked judge arrested while teaching in Brighton

A judge on the run from justice has been arrested while teaching students from Brighton and Hove. Antonia Ilia, 52, of Portland Road, Hove, was arrested by officers from Sussex Police acting on a tip-off from Interpol. She was wanted for her role in a trial-fixing ring and had...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 9:55 pm

Fewer people claim dole in Brighton and Hove

The number of people claiming the dole has fallen across Brighton and Hove, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).   The ONS said that the claimant count totalled 6,396 in April in the three parliamentary constituencies covering Brighton and Hove. The claimant...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 5:36 pm

Brighton property given official makeover

A neglected property in Patcham is being tidied up and repaired by the council after court action failed to prompt the owner to put things right. The garden of the property – in Dale Crescent – was so overgrown that the greenery almost reached the roof. And the house hidden...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 2:01 pm

Olympic torch is coming to Brighton

Thousands of people are expected to celebrate the Olympic flame coming to Brighton on its way to the London Games next year. Olympic torchbearers will bring the flame to Brighton on Monday 16 July from Portsmouth before taking it to Hastings the next day. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 12:58 pm

Estate agent fined for putting up board in Hove conservation area

An estate agent has been fined for putting up “for sale” signs in a conservation area – contravening a ban. Cubitt and West became the third estate agent to be fined since Brighton and Hove City Council extended the area covered by the ban last September. The company, which has...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 3:31 am

New Tory leader spells out questions for Brighton and Hove Greens

New Conservative leader Geoffrey Theobald has set out some pressing questions for the Greens as they take over running Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Theobald, who replaced Mary Mears as Tory group leader last week, asked about spending cuts, parking policy and...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 2:37 am

Portslade pupils make greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles

School pupils in Portslade have made a greenhouse from 1,500 recycled plastic bottles. The eco-greenhouse was made as part of a project to create a working allotment by pupils, parents, staff, residents and other volunteers. Kate McAllister, a teacher at Portslade Community...
Posted On 18 May 2011 at 1:56 am
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