Man arrested over Range Rover thefts in Hove

A man has been arrested over the theft of two Range Rovers stolen from outside a house in Hove. Sussex Police said: “Police are questioning a 23-year-old man after two Range Rovers were stolen from the driveway of a house in Hove and driven away. “At about 10.20pm on Monday (18...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 10:29 pm

Judge sets new date to sentence Brighton hospital trust in legionella case

The trust that runs Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital will be sentenced next month over its failure to control the legionella bacteria in its water supply. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was taken to court yesterday (Monday 18 May) by the Health and Safety...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 10:22 pm

Health visitor struck off after failing to spot baby’s bruising

A Hove health visitor has been struck off this month after an investigation into a pair of baby twins’ injuries uncovered a catalogue of shortcomings on her part. The five-month-old twins were taken into police protection in November 2012 after being taken to A&E with...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 5:45 pm

Hove taxi driver fined for smoking in cab

A Brighton and Hove taxi driver has been fined for smoking in his cab. Lee Blackmore, 47, of Sherbourne Road, in Hangleton, has been fined £600 and ordered to pay £350 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. Blackmore was found guilty of three charges of smoking in a smoke-free place...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 5:19 pm

Hove man jailed for sex attacks

A man from Hove has been jailed for sex attacks on two women more than 20 years apart. Graham Cleaver, 59, who grew up in Hangleton, was jailed for 10 years by Judge Richard Hayward at Lewes Crown Court today (Tuesday 19 May). Cleaver was convicted of four counts of indecent...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 4:42 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader appoints senior team

The new Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has appointed the members of his administration. The eight-strong administration includes a couple – Dan Yates and Karen Barford – who are both newly elected councillors, along with another new council member Tom Bewick....
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 4:23 pm

Business and politics up for discussion at the Brighton and Hove Chamber Big Debate tonight

Dozens of people are joining the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce Big Debate this evening (Tuesday 19 May) on business and politics. The Chamber said that there were some tickets still available for the popular quarterly event which is being held at the Brighthelm Centre, in...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 12:16 pm

Landlords’ housing benefit ban leaves disabled tenant out in the cold

A disabled Brighton woman says she is facing homelessness because no landlords will accept housing benefit. Kellie Fisher, 37, is being evicted from the flat she has lived in for six years because the landlord is selling up. But a desperate search over several weeks for a new...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 11:37 am

Brighton firefighters put out blaze in underpass

Fire crews tackled a blaze in an underpass on Brighton seafront in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 19 May). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Roedean firefighters were sent to a deliberate fire in the underpass in Madeira Drive, Brighton, in the early hours of...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 11:16 am

Photographer chronicles ‘amazing people of Brighton’

A Brighton photographer has published a set of pictures of some of the city’s “amazing people”. Rebecca Claire, 28, who lives in the North Laine, took to the streets over two and a half days last month to compile portraits and brief interviews with some of the...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 10:57 am
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