Hove drug dealer jailed

A drug dealer from Hove has been sent to prison for 15 months for having cocaine with intent to supply. Barry Bowles, 33, of Langdale Road, Hove, also admitted two charges of having cannabis with intent to supply when he appeared before a judge at Lewes Crown Court earlier this...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 7:35 pm

Two thousand Brighton and Hove pupils celebrate GCSE results

More than 2,000 youngsters across Brighton and Hove were celebrating their GCSE results today. Provisional results suggest that more than half of all candidates achieved at least five A* – C grade passes including in maths and English – the government’s benchmark. The improvement...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 7:23 pm

Champagne Charlie conman jailed for five years

A conman nicknamed Champagne Charlie has been jailed for five years for a sting which he carried out across London. John Clugston, 65, who has longstanding links to Brighton and Southwick, defrauded dozens of companies in the capital. He posed as a businessman as he visited...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 6:58 pm

Falmer academy pupils achieve school's best ever GCSE results

Pupils and staff were celebrating at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in Falmer this morning as youngsters picked up their GCSE results slips. The proportion of pupils passing five or more GCSEs, including maths and English, with A* – C grades rose 64 per...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 3:33 pm

Giant Brighton ferris wheel clears highways hurdle – and building work begins

Work has started on the foundations for the giant ferris wheel planned for Brighton seafront. And the company behind the Brighton Wheel – Paramount Attractions – was today given permission to use part of the pavement at Dalton’s Bastion in Madeira Drive. The “highways” approval...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 3:17 pm

Portslade man jailed for defrauding his ageing mother

A Portslade man defrauded his own mother of more than £90,000 while she languished in a care home. Craig Clark, 38, of Melrose Avenue, admitted abusing his position of trust to defraud his mother when he appeared at Chichester Crown Court. Clark, who held power of attorney on...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 12:43 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet compares Barcelona at the Nou Camp to Albion at the Amex

By Tim Hodges from The Amex Press Briefing At this morning’s press briefing at the Amex, Albion boss Gus Poyet suggested visiting teams had as much desire to win at the Amex as they would if they were playing at Barcelona or even Manchester United at Old Trafford. He said...
Posted On 25 Aug 2011 at 10:52 am