Brighton community centre threatened with closure

A community centre that is home to a popular playgroup could close, according to a report in the Brighton and Hove Independent today (Friday 11 July). The Old Boat Corner Community Centre, which is next to Carden Park in Hollingbury, is a well-used public facility. It provides a...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014 at 4:17 pm

Debate about building homes on Brighton and Hove’s green spaces is deferred

A debate about building more than a thousand homes on green spaces around Brighton and Hove has been put back to the autumn. Council leader Jason Kitcat said this afternoon (Friday 11 July) that it had not been possible to reach a consensus across the parties. Most of the sites...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014 at 2:45 pm

Hove man fined for having cocaine

A 30-year-old man from Hove has been fined for having 26 bags of cocaine. Bujar Gjoca, of Shirley Drive, Hove, pleaded guilty to having 17.7 grams of cocaine when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court last week. He was caught with the class A drug in Shelley Road, Hove, in...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014 at 1:07 pm

Brighton MP warns holidaymakers to beware of scam European health card websites

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has urged people to beware of sham websites when applying for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Mr Kirby was spurred by a letter from his Conservative colleague Jane Ellison, the Minister for Public Health. She wrote to all MPs asking them to...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014 at 12:43 pm

Cathedral steward brought under-age boy he abused to Brighton sauna

A cathedral steward who was jailed for sexually abusing boys over a 29-year period brought one of them to a sauna in Brighton. Terence Banks, the former head steward of Chichester Cathedral and a BBC floor manager, was jailed for 16 years for abusing boys aged 11 to 15 years old....
Posted On 11 Jul 2014 at 11:53 am
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