Ten thousand Brighton and Hove children live in poverty

More than 10,000 children in Brighton and Hove were living in poverty, according to a report presented this afternoon. The Children and Young People’s Trust Board was told that this represented 22 per cent of dependent children in Brighton and Hove. In East Brighton ward,...
Posted On 18 Jul 2011 at 5:47 pm

Detectives hunt champagne conman with Brighton links

A conman is believed to have made more than £11,000 by offering cu-price champagne to office workers. Detectives said that they were looking for a man with Brighton connections – John Clugston, 64, from Southwick – in connection with the scam. They said that the “friendly” conman...
Posted On 18 Jul 2011 at 4:44 pm

Brighton man found with serious head injuries

A Brighton man was found lying on a pavement with a serious head injury early on Saturday (16 July). The 39-year-old was found in Chatham Place, Brighton, near the junction with Howard Terrace, close to the Seven Dials. He was taken to Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre in...
Posted On 18 Jul 2011 at 3:51 pm

Brighton and Hove parents warned about stranger danger

As the final week of term starts for many schools, police are trying to reassure parents not to be alarmed after reports of strangers approaching children in Brighton and Hove. The police helicopter was scrambled on Friday (15 July) at 12.30pm after a parent reported that a man...
Posted On 18 Jul 2011 at 3:11 am

Brighton and Hove Greens to review council support for unions

The amount of council tax payers’ money being spent on employing full-time union representatives is to be reviewed by the Green administration. Councillor Ann Norman, the Conservative finance spokesman, raised the issue at the council cabinet meeting on Thursday (14 July), saying...
Posted On 18 Jul 2011 at 2:25 am