Brighton cabbie can keep taxi licence despite hit and run conviction

A Brighton cabbie will be allowed to keep his licence to drive a taxi despite being convicted of two offences after a hit and run. Mehrdad Kaivanpor, 34, of Clermont Terrace, Brighton, saw off an attempt to strip him of his hackney carriage licence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 9:40 pm

Beware of bogus debt collectors in Brighton, police warn. They’re ours, water firm says

Beware of bogus debt collectors in Brighton, police warn. They’re ours, water firm says Bogus debt collectors pretending to be from Southern Water have targeted pensioners in Brighton and Newhaven, Sussex Police warned today (Friday 19 February). But it turned out that the debt...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 7:39 pm

Man robbed at knifepoint on way home from Portslade Station

A man needed hospital treatment after was robbed at knifepoint on his way home from Portslade Station last night (Thursday 18 February). The 54-year-old victim was hit round the head as he walked up Benfield Way at about 10.30pm, leaving with him a cut and feeling shaken. Sussex...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 6:44 pm

Brighton and Hove Conservatives set out their council budget proposals

The Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council has set out its budget proposals. The Tories have put forward eight measures to be funded by reducing the amount spent on the council’s senior management and full-time trade union officials. The amendments are Restorin...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 4:25 pm

Fire crews cut casualty free from taxi after midnight crash in Brighton

Fire crews cut a man out of a taxi in the early hours of this morning (Friday 19 February) after the cab crashed with a car at a crossroads in Brighton. The car, a blue BMW M4, crashed into the taxi just before midnight in Montpelier Road on the corner of Sillwood Street –...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 2:28 pm

Brighton union boss hits out over £4k pay ‘withheld from NHS ebola nurses’

A Brighton-based union boss has urged a cabinet minister to resolve a row over payments to NHS workers who volunteered to risk their lives taking care of patients with ebola. Ian Evans, who chairs Unite’s healthcare sciences national committee, is due to travel to Sierra Leone...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016 at 11:29 am