Bikers want to use bus lanes in Brighton

Motorcyclist Simon Frampton from Portslade rode into the council chamber last week – not literally – but he parked an idea that will be explored further. He asked the council to allow motorbikes, scooters and mopeds – also known as powered two-wheelers – to use bus lanes in...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:57 pm

Brighton man suffers severe burns in substation shock

A 40-year-old Brighton man suffered life-threatening injuries after receiving an electric shock early yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). The man scaled a fence at an electrical substation in Spring Gardens, Brighton, where he made contact with the current at about 4.20am. His...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:46 pm

Travellers evicted from Brighton site

Up to 25 travellers were evicted from a site in Brighton yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). A clean-up operation was under way at 19 Acres, a site close to the A27 Brighton bypass, just off Devil’s Dyke Road. Council contractors loaded two lorries with the remnants of a summer’s...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:17 pm

Court clears Mears brothers from Brighton of Lapland scam

The Mears brothers from Brighton have had their convictions quashed in the Lapland “winter wonderland” fraud case. The two brothers were jailed for 13 months in March for conning thousands of families over the Lapland theme park in the New Forest. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 4:26 pm