Court bails Hove legal secretary accused of plundering £500k

A secretary at a Hove firm of solicitors has been remanded on bail by magistrates charged with stealing almost half a million pounds. Leanne Harris, 25, appeared before the Brighton bench but did not enter a plea to the seven charges that she faces. Harris, who worked for...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 9:25 pm

Noisy neighbour from Hove landed with bill to the tune of £5k

A noisy neighbour from Hove has been landed with a bill for more than £5,000. James Plant, also known as Neil Plant, of Holmes Avenue, Hove, was found guilty of four charges of breaching noise abatement orders. Plant was not present at the hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 9:02 pm

Home for disabled Brighton pensioner is refused planning permission

A wife and mother from Brighton has been told that she cannot build a specially adapted bungalow to care for her disabled husband. Christine Ponsonby, 67, of Surrenden Holt, Brighton, wants to build the two-bedroom property in the grounds of her existing home. Her husband,...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 8:06 pm

Man hurt during robbery in Brighton

A man suffered an injured face when he was attacked in the centre of Brighton yesterday morning (Sunday 4 September). The 32-year-old victim, who comes from London, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment. His attacker is suspected of taking money...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 5:56 pm

Sex attacker jailed for assaulting Brighton pensioner

A sex attacker has been jailed indefinitely for breaking into a Brighton woman’s bedroom and assaulting her. Napindi Palu, 30, was jailed for four years and a day at Lewes Crown Court today (Monday 5 September). Sussex Police said that this was the term that he must serve before...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 4:06 pm

Watersports school to build boathouse on Hove beach

A watersports school in Hove has been given permission to build a boathouse on the beach. Lagoon Watersports, which is based at Hove Lagoon and teaches sailing and windsurfing, wants somewhere secure to store its safety boat. It will build the boathouse – which measures 6ft high...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 2:59 pm

Health trust wins two research grants

A health trust that serves Brighton and Hove has been awarded two contracts to carry out mental health research. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will receive almost £400,000 in research grants from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). One of the grants is...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 2:28 pm

Ice rink to return to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton

The ice rink in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton looks likely to return – for the next five winters. A planning application has been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council seeking approval for a temporary rink, restaurant, café, toilets, skate hire and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2011 at 1:27 pm
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