Hove benefit cheat admits £113k fraud

A benefit cheat from Hove has pleaded guilty in court to false claims totaling £113,000. Trevor Gunn, of Chapel Mews, Hove, admitted ten counts of benefit fraud at Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 3 February). He was prosecuted by Brighton and Hove City Council for making false...
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 6:58 pm

Developer wants to plant 400 student flats on Brighton's old fruit and veg market

The old fruit and veg market in Circus Street is to be turned into a new library for Brighton University and up to 400 student flats. Cathedral, the developer, also wants to build a dance studio for South East Dance as well as offices, shops, creative workspace, a market and up...
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 6:12 pm

Would-be robber flees Hove shop emptyhanded

A man threatened and tried to rob a newsagent in a busy shopping street in Hove. The would-be robber went into The Associates newsagent in Western Road, Hove, at about 5pm on Wednesday (1 February). Sussex Police said that he threatened the owner with a weapon and demanded money....
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 6:01 pm

Brighton law firm picks up award for corporate dealmaking

A firm of solicitors with offices in Brighton and Crawley has won Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards. DMH Stallard picked up the award last night (Thursday 2 February) after working on the sale of a company called Pyroban to an American...
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 5:55 pm

Two in court over Brighton charity box thefts

A man and a woman from Brighton have been charged with a string of charity box thefts from shops and restaurants in the area. Martin Grimshaw, 42, of Marine Parade, Brighton, has been charged with nine counts of theft. And Marish Maria Donegan, 27, also of Marine Parade, was...
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 4:57 pm

Customs officers raid 33 Brighton and Hove off-licences in two days

Officers from Customs, Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove trading standards seized cigarettes and alcohol during two days of raids. They seized large quantities of illicit alcohol and tobacco from among the 33 shops and off-licences that were targeted. At one shop they found a...
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 at 12:20 pm