Brighton kidnapping gang jailed for total of almost 30 years

Three men convicted of conspiracy to kidnap a man in Brighton last year have been sentenced to a total of almost 30 years in prison. It follows a week-long trial at Lewes Crown Court in December, after which the jury returned guilty verdicts on Ilir Hasa and Saimir Nezaj, both...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 5:32 pm

Shoreham Airshow crash investigators look at second airshow incident

The investigation of the Shoreham Airshow crash last summer is now looking at an incident at the Southport Airshow the previous year. Eleven men, many from Brighton and Hove, were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the A27 on Saturday, August 22. The pilot, Andy Hill,...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 2:39 pm

New powers to fine travellers in 12 city parks could push them elsewhere, MP warns

A Brighton MP says new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in 12 Brighton and Hove parks and open spaces could lead to travellers being pushed to other sites. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has welcomed the consultation on public space protection orders, which will give the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds of dog walkers call on council to keep Withdean Park fencing

More than a thousand people have signed a petition calling on the council to save a fence which encloses an area of Withdean Park and allows dog owners to train puppies. The lilac enclosure was fenced off in 2000 to keep rabbits away from the newly planted flowers, but has since...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 12:58 pm

First glimpse of plans for new King Alfred leisure centre

Pictures and video of plans for a new multimillion-pound public sports centre and hundreds of homes on King Alfred site in Hove have been released today (Tuesday 2 February). Brighton and Hove City Council and the developers have also been speaking publicly for the first time...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 12:10 pm

Community spirit ‘will save squatted Brighton pub’

Campaigners working to take over a Brighton pub which violent squatters wrecked say they hope it is nothing community spirit and elbow grease can’t fix. The Lectern Pub in Brighton was raided on Sunday after repeated reports of violence, and five people arrested. But a...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 11:19 am

Firefighters called to Brighton flat after kitchen door jams with dinner on the hob

Firefighters were called to a flat in Brighton last night when the resident could not get into the kitchen with dinner cooking on the hob. Three crews from Roedean and Preston Circus were sent to at Britannia Court in Brighton Marina at 11.20pm. Firefighters used breathing...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016 at 10:49 am
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