Brighton MP's private member's bill unopposed at 2nd reading

A private member’s bill sponsored by Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has cleared its first key hurdle in the House of Commons. The Conservative MP’s Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Bill was passed unopposed and without debate at what is known as the “second reading” stage this...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 11:46 pm

Albion footballers face crown court trial over sex attack

Three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and a former team-mate face a crown court trial on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism. Lewis Dunk, 20, Anton Rodgers, 19, and George Barker, 20, are accused of the offences along with 21-year-old Steve Cook, who has since joined...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 11:05 pm

Brighton youngsters transform community garden

Students at City College Brighton and Hove have helped transform a community food garden. The youngsters gave Bevendean Community Garden a makeover as part of City College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme. They created a path, trimmed the entire garden, designed and built a bench...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 9:29 pm

Hove security guard jailed for starting £5m fire

A security guard from Hove has been jailed for six years for arson and perverting the course of justice. Jo Palmer, 44, of Clarendon Road, Hove, started a fire causing more than £5 million of damage to flats which were being built in Brighton Hill in Basingstoke. She was supposed...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 8:55 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion: Wayne Bridge signs loan deal

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge has signed for Brighton and Hove Albion today (Friday 6 July). The former Chelsea and England left back has joined on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League champions. Bridge, 31, was one of Gus Poyet’s main summer targets and the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 4:19 pm

Independent watchdog investigates Sussex Police chief constable

The chief constable of Sussex, Martin Richards, is being investigated over an allegation of misconduct. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking into an anonymous claim that Mr Richards used his position improperly to exert undue influence over a police...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 1:17 pm

Question Time to be filmed in Brighton

The BBC television programme Question Time is coming to Brighton on Thursday 27 September. The show will be filmed in the week that the Liberal Democrat party conference is held in the town. To be in the audience – and in with a chance to ask a question – call 0330 123 9988 or...
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 at 1:00 pm