Brighton man faces court on murder charge

A Brighton man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murder. Star Randel-Hanson, 49, unemployed, of Tyson Place, in Grosvenor Street, Brighton, has been charged with the murder of 70-year-old Derek Marney. Randel-Hanson appeared at Brighton...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 11:44 pm

Brighton man sent to prison for harassing ex-partner

A Brighton man has been sent to prison for harassing his ex-partner. Gavin Collett, 31, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (2 May). He admitted harassing a woman with unwanted phone calls and texts, driving...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 10:13 pm

Plaudits for Hove’s new Labour MP – from his Tory rival

One of the first people to congratulate the new Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, was the man who ran him a close second, the Conservative candidate Graham Cox. Mr Cox was quick to shake his rival’s hand as the result was declared at the count at the Brighton Centre this morning...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 9:51 pm

First anti-social behaviour closure order served in Brighton

A house in Terminus Road, Brighton, became the first in Brighton and Hove to be issued with a closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 today (Friday 8 May). The order was served on a 36-year-old man from Terminus Road. Sussex Police said the...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 9:21 pm

Election result: Caroline Lucas increases Brighton Pavilion majority to 8k

Caroline Lucas has held Brighton Pavilion for the Green Party, increasing her majority to almost 8,000. She won the seat with 22,871 votes, a convincing win for the party after she first won with a relatively slim majority of 1,252 five years ago. She said: “Tonight’s...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 7:36 am

Election result: Labour bucks national trend to take Hove from the Conservatives

Labour has won Hove from the Conservatives, with a slim majority of 1,234. Labour’s Peter Kyle won the seat with 22,082 votes, and his Conservative opponent Graham Cox came second with 20,846 votes. Green candidate Christopher Hawtree came third with 3,569 votes,...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 7:24 am

Election result: Simon Kirby holds Kemptown for the Conservatives by a whisker

The Conservatives have held Brighton Kemptown – but with a reduced majority, bucking the trend across the country. Simon Kirby picked up 18,428 votes, while his his Labour challenger Nancy Platts came second with 17,738 votes – just 690 votes behind. After being...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 6:46 am

Former Brighton councillor unseats Norman Baker in Lewes

A former Brighton councillor has unseated the long-serving Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker in Lewes. Maria Caulfield, a Conservative from Woodingdean, used to represent Moulsecoomb and Bevendean on Brighton and Hove City Council. She took the seat with 19,206 votes – a...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 6:38 am

Turnout tops 70 per cent in two of the three Brighton and Hove constituencies

Turnout has topped 70 per cent in two of the three Brighton and Hove constituencies. In Brighton Pavilion, where the Greens hope to return Caroline Lucas to Parliament, the percentage was 71.67 per cent. Out of 76,557 eligible voters, 54,870 ballot papers were verified, with...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 5:06 am

Commonwealth observers look at conduct of election in Brighton Pavilion

A group of Commonwealth politicians and officials have spent the week observing the conduct of the election in Brighton Pavilion. They were at the count overnight and yesterday visited the First Base day centre run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). At First Base the manager Simon...
Posted On 08 May 2015 at 3:50 am
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