Theobald voted in again as Brighton and Hove council’s top Tory

Geoffrey Theobald has been re-elected unopposed for the third year in a row as leader of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Conservative group. The group’s two deputy leaders Woodingdean councillor, Dee Simson, and Wish councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn were also re-elected...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 3:04 pm
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Residents plan next stage in battle to save Rose Hill Tavern

A public meeting has been called to discuss ways people can save the Rose Hill Tavern, following the news it has been sold. People living near the 144-year-old pub in Rose Hill Terrace with its distinctive green tiles started a petition calling on the Government’s local...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 2:51 pm
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Three roads reincluded in second rollout of Brighton and Hove’s 20mph zone

People power has been praised for reinstating 20mph limits in streets removed from a widespread zone. Despite approving the majority of phase 2 restrictions in December, Brighton and Hove city councillors voted to exclude Preston Drove, Stanford Avenue and Surrenden Road from the...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 2:42 pm
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George Osborne visits Royal Sussex to announce £420m funding

George Osborne has officially announced the Government is releasing £420 million for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex during a special visit this morning.  Brighton and Hove News broke the news this morning that the money was finally being made available more than two years...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 2:22 pm
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Bikers burgle Brighton home

Two burglars fled a flat they had raided in broad daylight on a motorbike with a stash of designer handbags, jewellery and an Xbox. The duo were seen running out of a flat in Islingword Road at about 3.30pm wearing motorbike helmets. Police believe they then rode a motorbike into...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 1:45 pm
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Hove residents to be given mobile speed cameras to catch speeding drivers

Hove residents are being offered the chance to catch drivers speeding through their streets. The Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for volunteers to set up and operate community speed watch groups. Members of the group are given speed detection devices to set up speed...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 8:43 am
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Brighton OAP conned by tall ‘gasman’ with a bad cold

A bogus caller told an elderly man he was from the gas board to gain entry to his house and steal £230. At about 1.20pm on Sunday 27 April, the suspect knocked on the door of a 73-year old man in Elm Grove, Brighton, and told the victim that he was from the gas board and that he...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 8:36 am
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Smash EDO returns to Brighton

Smash EDO staged its first protest outside the EDO MDM factory in Moulsecoomb, Brighton for many months yesterday. A handful of demonstrators gathered outside the factory in Home Farm Road armed with guitars, a banjo, harmonicas, an accordion, a tambourine, whistles and a sound...
Posted On 01 May 2014 at 8:31 am
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