Brighton and Hove's new councillors take their seats

The newly elected members of Brighton and Hove City Council have taken their seats this afternoon. The new councillors met for the first time at Hove Town Hall for the council’s annual meeting. The meeting came shortly after the council awarded the freedom of Brighton and...
Posted On 19 May 2011 at 5:40 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens have frozen out opposition, say Tories

The new Conservative leader in Brighton and Hove has accused the Greens of freezing his party of key jobs on the council. Geoffrey Theobald said that the Greens and Labour had stitched up the key posts to prevent proper scrutiny. Councillor Theobald said: “When we were a minority...
Posted On 19 May 2011 at 3:06 pm

Man attacked outside Brighton University

A man was knocked unconscious during a suspected robbery in the centre of Brighton this lunchtime (Thursday 19 May). Two suspects fled from the scene – outside the Brighton University building in Grand Parade – at about 1.30pm. They made off in the direction of St Peter’s Church....
Posted On 19 May 2011 at 3:05 pm

Woodingdean rape suspect will not be tried

The Brighton man charged with raping a woman from Woodingdean has been told that he will not be prosecuted. Stephen Edwards was charged with rape after 46-year-old Pauline Jenkins was found dead at her home in Rosebery Avenue in February. Edwards, 46, of Merevale in Hollingdean,...
Posted On 19 May 2011 at 1:44 pm

TV and laptop stolen in Portslade burglary

A burglar or burglars stole a television, computer and car keys during a break in at a house in Portslade. The computer was a blue Acer Aspire laptop and the TV had a 42in plasma screen. They were taken from a property in St Richard’s Road, Portslade, some time between 1am and...
Posted On 19 May 2011 at 1:14 pm
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