England rugby player faces court after Brighton night club fight

England and Harlequins rugby player Jordan Turner-Hall is one of two men to have been charged with assault after a fight in a Brighton night club. The 27-year-old former Patcham High School and Brighton College pupil is accused of leaving two men with serious facial injuries as a...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 7:37 pm

Uber’s advance may put taxi passengers at risk

The growing use of taxi apps, such as Uber and Gett, may leave passengers in Brighton and Hove exposed to greater risk, according to the council. Local cabs adhere to higher safety standards than in some parts of the country but all that may be about to change. Councillors were...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 7:28 pm

Brighton student died after inhaling laughing gas

A Brighton university student died after inhaling nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas. An inquest took place at Brighton Coroner’s Court on Monday (22 June) which found that Aaron Dunford, 22, of Roundhill Crescent, Brighton, died as a result of misadventure. The Brighton...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 5:31 pm

Portslade man jailed for raping schoolgirl

A man from Portslade man has been jailed for 22 years for raping a schoolgirl over a number of years. Brian Sillence, 55, of Shelldale Avenue, Portslade, abused the girl from the age of nine years old until she was 19. He was jailed at Hove Crown Court by Judge David Rennie today...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 5:11 pm

Hove MP appointed to Commons Education Bill Committee

The Labour MP for Hove Peter Kyle has been appointed to House of Commons Education and Adoption Bill Committee. The committee will discuss the bill in detail over the coming month with the aiming of completing their debates by mid-July. Mr Kyle spoke during the initial debate...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 5:00 pm

Brighton MP criticises ‘benefits cap’ and shortage of jobs with decent pay

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas has criticised the proposed reduction in the government’s welfare benefits cap. She raised the subject when the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith came to the House of Commons to answer an urgent question on child...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 2:21 pm

Three repeat offenders banned for drink driving in Brighton and Hove

Three repeat offenders from Brighton and Hove have been banned from the roads again after being caught drink driving earlier this month. John Barker, 41, was arrested at 6.45pm on Monday 1 June after he pulled out in a Renault Laguna in front of a police car. He forced the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 1:59 pm

The story of The Jam – all the way from Woking to the Brighton Centre

An exhibition opens tomorrow telling the story of The Jam from the band’s beginnings in Woking to its farewell performance at the Brighton Centre. An array of unseen material and fan memorabilia is promised at Somerset House, in London, charting the journey of one of Britain’s...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 1:48 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters are among the least satisfied in the country

Commuters from Brighton and Hove are among the least satisfied train passengers in the country, according to a transport watchdog. And satisfaction levels were lower than last year as a result of poor performance – with punctuality and reliability proving crucial factors. The...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 12:30 pm

Hove lettings agent disqualified over £0.5m in lost deposits and rents

Peter Phillip Leonard, director of Hove’s Direct Residential Lettings Limited has been disqualified from acting as a director for ten years for failing to make sure that tenant deposits and rent payments collected in by the company were properly protected. Mr Leonard, 58,...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015 at 12:11 pm
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