Four arrested in £18m town hall fraud investigation now bailed

Detectives investigating allegations of fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council Housing Department have this evening released on bail four men arrested today on suspicion of misconduct in public office and corruption. The investigation by the Sussex Police Economic Crime Unit...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 9:39 pm
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Swiss roll swirl keeps Brighton baker Kate in Great British Bake Off

Brighton business woman Kate Pritchard faced challenges of Swiss roll, cherry cake and multiple miniature mouthfuls in the first episode of The Great British Bake Off 2014
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 9:08 pm
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Power out in Kemp Town and Whitehawk after electricity substation fire

A power cut in Kemp Town and Whitehawk has been caused by a fire an an electrical substation in Manor Way, Kemp Town. The outage initially affected 2,000 people, and 1,700 were without electricity for at least an hour. UK Power Network engineers restored electricity supplies to...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 9:01 pm
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Newly promoted government minister visits Brighton

A newly promoted government minister visited Brighton yesterday (Tuesday 5 August). Penny Mordaunt, the junior minister with responsibility for coastal towns, took a tour of the Saltdean Lido and London Road in Brighton. She also met former Brighton councillor Maria Caulfield,...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 5:40 pm

Man held over attack in Boots

A man was arrested outside the Clock Tower for an assault at the North Street branch of Boots this morning.  A witness said she saw blood on the floor as a man with trousers round his legs was handcuffed by officers at about 11.30am. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 4:35 pm
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Three arrests following Brighton drugs raid

Three men were arrested after a drugs raid uncovered a stash of cannabis at a home in Sandown Road, Brighton. The raid took place on the morning of Thursday last week. Sergeant Ned Edwards tweeted: “Trying our best to get drugs off the streets of Brighton this morning. We...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 4:06 pm
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Knifepoint robber who escaped Royal Sussex is still on the run

A prisoner is still on the run more than a week after escaping the Royal Sussex Hospital. Jamie Halifax, who has a large tattoo spelling “Lauren” on his neck, was last seen running along Bristol Gate on the east side of the hospital. A Prison Service has been launched since he...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 3:45 pm
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Four arrested over £18m Brighton and Hove council housing fraud

Detectives have arrested four men in an investigation into an £18 million housing fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council today (Wednesday 6 August). One of those arrested is Ashley Parker, the brother of the council’s suspended head of housing Jugal Sharma, 53. Mr Sharma, who...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 1:03 pm

Brighton kerb crawler targets 14-year-old girl

A 14-year-old girl was left terrified after a kerb crawler tried to get her into his car in Brighton. The incident happened at about 7pm on Tuesday evening in Patcham. A police spokesman said: “The 14-year-old girl from Estonia, who has been staying with a family in Patcham...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 11:30 am
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Brighton kerb crawler targets 14-year-old girl

A 14-year-old girl was left terrified after a kerb crawler tried to get her into his car in Brighton. The incident happened at about 7pm on Tuesday evening in Patcham. A police spokesman said: “The 14-year-old girl from Estonia, who has been staying with a family in Patcham...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 11:30 am
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