Court hands £11k bill to mice-infested Hove takeaway

A takeaway in Hove has been handed a bill of more than £11,000 for breaking food hygiene laws. Golden Fried Chicken (GFC), in Church Road, Hove, had a nest of mice in an area where food was stored and its premises were filthy. Muharrem Kartal, 47, the owner of GFC, pleaded guilty...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hove burglary suspect faces court

A burglary suspect from Hangleton is due to appear in court charged with breaking into 12 homes in Brighton and Hove. Gregory Hawley, 20, of Poynings Drive, Hove, is being brought before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 17 September. He faces 12 charges of burglary, two of...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 4:29 pm

Brighton MP has police bail extended

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas must wait a further four weeks to find out whether she will be charged over her anti-fracking protest in Balcombe. Dr Lucas was arrested on Monday 19 August on suspicion of breaching the Public Order Act by ignoring an instruction...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 4:17 pm

Brighton man hunted over child porn

A 54-year-old man from Brighton is being hunted by police after failing to answer bail to be charged with having child porn. Brian Rogers was described as heavily built white man, 5ft 11in tall and with short brown but greying hair. He speaks with a muffled southern accent and...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 3:19 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens push for rich to bear burden of reformed council tax

Brighton and Hove Green Party has backed a proposed “Robin Hood” tax or progressive council tax. The plans to reform council tax were supported at a meeting of the local party last Wednesday (21 August). And the subject will be tackled at the Green Party autumn conference which...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 11:04 am

Brighton MP and councillor join debate about hotel tax

Two Brighton politicians have spoken about the prospect of a tourist tax or hotel tax. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, and Ben Duncan, one of the Green councillors for Queen’s Park, have raised the subject. Mr Kirby said that he had written to Labour...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 10:21 am

Brighton students face loss of bank before term starts

HSBC is closing its branch at Sussex University this week just weeks before the autumn term is due to start. Sussex University said: “As the closure approaches of the HSBC bank at Bramber House, the university is exploring whether additional cash dispensers can be provided on...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 9:37 am

Net widens in hunt for escaped murderer suspected of Brighton and Hove burglaries

The escaped murderer who is suspected of burgling three properties in Brighton and Hove may now be in London. Paul Flint, 48, absconded from Ford Prison last month where he was serving a sentence for burglary and murder. Sussex Police said that he may be linked to three...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 9:02 am

Brighton Philharmonic saved as supporters raise £70k in two weeks

The future of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra has been secured as supporters pledged more than £70,000 in just two weeks. An appeal was started a fortnight ago – and chairman and sponsor Karen Platt has now written to supporters to say: “It is with great pleasure that I am...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013 at 8:43 am
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