Channel Five to screen Brighton film-maker’s story of the First Great Escape

Brighton film-maker Back2Back has shot a documentary about a daring First World War escape by 29 British officers. The remarkable true story inspired what became known as the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, made famous in the film starring Steve McQueen and Charles...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014 at 7:13 pm

Cabinet minister visits Hove jobcentre

A cabinet minister visited the jobcentre in Hove this afternoon (Friday 21 March). Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, was met by his fellow Conservative MP, Mike Weatherley, who represents Hove, and jobcentre boss Grahame Widdowson. Mr Duncan Smith said that the...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014 at 6:23 pm

Ban for man who punched dog in Hove

A man who was seen punching his pet in Hove last week has been banned from keeping dogs. Nick Coplowe, 36, was spotted attacking the dog in Hove Park on Monday 10 March. He was accused of punching it and swinging it over his shoulder. He was charged with causing unnecessary...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014 at 4:48 pm

Furore over Labour’s botched attempt to ‘fix’ safe Brighton seat

Anger has erupted over a selection contest for one of the safest Labour wards in Brighton – amid claims that it was an attempted “fix” to ensure the party’s favoured candidate was chosen. The sequence of events is set out in the Brighton and Hove Independent free weekly newspaper...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014 at 6:26 am
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