Former Brighton and Hove MEP jailed for fraud

A former Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who represented the constituency that includes Brighton and Hove, has been jailed for four years for expenses fraud. Peter Skinner, a Labour MEP for South East England from 1999 to 2014, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court...
Posted On 30 Apr 2016 at 10:58 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sacks elite women and girls football manager

Brighton and Hove Albion has sacked a second women’s football boss in just over a week. The club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion has confirmed that it has terminated the full-time contract of elite women and girls football manager Tracy Doe with immediate effect. “The decision...
Posted On 30 Apr 2016 at 8:00 pm

Three-day food festival gets under way on Hove Lawns

A three-day food festival is getting under on Hove Lawns today (Saturday 30 April), with masterclasses, competitions and dozens of stalls. The Foodies Festival features top chefs putting on a show, including Alun Sperring, from the Chilli Pickle, Dave Mothersill, from the Coal...
Posted On 30 Apr 2016 at 11:20 am

Cabinet minister comes to Brighton to launch cross-party EU referendum Leave campaign

A senior government minister is coming to Brighton to launch the EU referendum Leave campaign today (Saturday 30 April). Chris Grayling the Conservative Leader of the House of Commons, will be joined by Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat supporters who also want Britain to leave...
Posted On 30 Apr 2016 at 10:57 am

Oh my giddy aunt – Brighton & Hove Albion on cusp of Premier League

By Tim Hodges with his editor in Kemp Town. Brighton and Hove Albion need just four points and plus two goals from their remaining two matches, after Middlesborough could only draw 2-2 at Birmingham this evening. A win against Derby at the Amex on Monday afternoon by two or more...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:49 pm

A billion for Brighton and Hove

By Warren Morgan Yesterday the council took major steps towards bringing in more than £1 billion of investment into our city and our seafront. This investment will deliver jobs, homes and much-needed funding for local services, as well as maintaining Brighton and Hove’s place as...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 8:49 pm

Do you recognise Portslade theft suspect?

An elderly woman had cash stolen while she was at a newsagents in Portslade, prompting police to release a CCTV picture of their prime suspect in the case. Sussex Police said: “Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of cash at a newsagents in...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 4:53 pm

Clutch of Brighton schools say they won’t fine parents for joining Year 2 SATS strike

A clutch of Brighton and Hove schools have told parents they won’t be fined for taking their children out of school on Tuesday to join a “strike” protesting at tests for six and seven year olds. The council has written to schools to say that taking a child out...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 12:48 pm

Demolition crews prepare to slice up the old Amex wedding cake

Work has started to demolish the old Amex HQ, nicknamed the Wedding Cake. The nine-storey building, commissioned by American Express in 1977 to house its European headquarters, has to come down this year as its demolition was a condition of planning permission for the new John...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 11:15 am

Brighton police seek gardener over dodgy deals

Police wish to speak to Gary Smith, 41, whose last known address was in Lancing, West Sussex, in connection with several fraudulent incidents committed in Seaford, Hove and Portslade since last summer. Trading as a gardener and landscaper, he is believed to approach potential...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:30 am
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