Council considers whether to evict camp protesters from centre of Brighton

Protesters have occupied Victoria Gardens in the centre of Brighton. The Occupy Brighton protest emulates a growing number of similar protests around the world, including the tent city outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London and Occupy Wall Street in New York. The group, which...
Posted On 31 Oct 2011 at 10:11 pm

Network Rail ordered to provide flood risk data for Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove has been “deemed to be at high risk from flooding events”, according to a council report. But when public bodies were asked to come together for a workshop to look at ways to protect the city, not all organisations appeared to be taking it seriously....
Posted On 31 Oct 2011 at 5:06 pm

Brighton benefit fraudster jailed

A benefit fraudster from Brighton has been jailed for dishonestly claiming nearly £17,000. Eric Kamdem, 24, of Wiltshire House in Lavender Street, Brighton, was found guilty of four counts of benefit fraud. Brighton magistrates were told that he was working full-time while...
Posted On 31 Oct 2011 at 3:27 pm

Brighton hospital chief urges people to think before coming to A&E

Brighton and Hove hospital chief Duncan Selbie urged people to think about whether they really need to go to Accident and Emergency. He was speaking after 1,000 people turned up at A&E at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton over the weekend. He told fellow board...
Posted On 31 Oct 2011 at 10:55 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet hopes Buckley will be fit for Sunday

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet said this morning that he is hopeful that Will Buckley will be fit to face Barnsley on Sunday. We were also told that Kazenga LuaLua had been struggling to have an impact in the Championship and has not adapted to the...
Posted On 31 Oct 2011 at 10:43 am

Racists attack two men near Brighton seafront

Two men have been attacked after being racially abused close to Brighton seafront. The victims, aged 18 and 22, are from Saudi Arabia. Sussex Police said that the pair were walking down South Street on their way to the seafront clubs when a group of about four men shouted racist...
Posted On 30 Oct 2011 at 8:07 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Buckley Close.

By Tim Hodges Birmingham City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion had to dramatically change their starting line up today after Amex hero Will Buckley was injured in the pre match warm up. It appeared from Gus Poyets original team sheet, that Buckley would spearhead a five man...
Posted On 29 Oct 2011 at 11:49 pm

Brighton recycling company worker awaits sentence for attacking ex-wife and her lover

A Brighton recycling company employee attacked his estranged wife and her new boyfriend and deliberately shunted their van. David Sommerford, 44, who works for Greenacre Recycling, of Elm Grove, Brighton, chanced across the pair outside Saltdean Lido. Sommerford repeatedly...
Posted On 29 Oct 2011 at 4:03 pm

Brighton and Hove council tax payer targeted by telephone fraudster

Brighton and Hove City Council has issued a warning about a telephone scam targeting council tax payers. A council spokesman urged the public to be aware of bogus calls from fraudsters claiming to work for the Council Tax Department. The fraudster threatens court action if...
Posted On 29 Oct 2011 at 3:55 pm

Brighton gambler conned elderly widow

A gambler pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud by misrepresentation at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Friday 28 October). Simon Kingham, 44, of Framfield Court, Whitehawk conned a longstanding friend of his parents and grandparents out of money left to her by her...
Posted On 29 Oct 2011 at 3:39 pm
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