Brighton and Hove MPs vote for same sex marriage

All three Brighton and Hove MPs voted in favour of same sex marriage in the House of Commons this evening (Tuesday 5 February). Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, and Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 9:21 pm

Fire damages Brighton pub

A fire damaged the Queen Victoria pub in Rottingdean in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 5 February). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that crews from Hove and Preston Circus in Brighton responded to reports of a fire at the pub, in High Street, Rottingdean,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 6:19 pm

Brighton and Hove water bills to rise 5.3 per cent

Water bills in Brighton and Hove are to rise by an average of 5.3 per cent from April. Southern Water said today (Tuesday 5 February) that the average bill would be £449 for the coming financial year – an increase of £23. The rise is the second highest – after Thames – of the ten...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 3:46 pm

Suspected gunman held after siege in Brighton

A man was arrested after a siege in Brighton last night (Monday 4 February) on suspicion of committing firearms offences. Sussex Police said that officers closed the roads around Preston Circus in Brighton for about an hour after receiving reports of a man with a gun in flat in...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 9:48 am

Brighton TV company shines light on probation officers

There are some criminals in Brighton and Hove who are particularly troubling to the Public Protection Team. Some they would even describe as scary. The Public Protection Team includes probation officers who are often criticised even though few people know what they really do. A...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 7:52 am

Greens pick Caroline Lucas to stand in Brighton Pavilion again

The Green Party has chosen Caroline Lucas to stand again in Brighton Pavilion at the next general election. Dr Lucas, 52, became Britain’s first Green MP when she won her seat in the House of Commons at the general election in May 2010. She said that she would campaign hard for a...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013 at 6:06 am