Hove MP Peter asks Women’s Minister Caroline about boardrooms full of men called Andrew, David and John

The Labour MP for Hove Peter Kyle found himself on first name terms with a government minister in the House of Commons today (Thursday 14 April). Mr Kyle asked the Women’s Minister Caroline Dinenage what the Conservative government could do to increase the number of women in top...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 10:36 pm

Brighton man sentenced for racist rant at traffic warden

A Brighton man has been sentenced for a racist rant at a traffic warden after she ticketed his car. Matthew Reah, 48, of Braybon Avenue, Patcham, swore at Tsvetelina Kovacheva and called her a bitch and a foreigner during the outburst. Andrew Walker, prosecuting, told Brighton...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 3:05 pm

Brighton students saved from eviction from unauthorised shared house

A group of students have been saved from early eviction after their landlord was told to convert back the shared Brighton house they rent into a family home. The students, who live in St Paul’s Street off Lewes Road, faced being evicted in January after landlord Daniel...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 12:59 pm

Brighton property developer sent for crown court trial on manslaughter charge

Brighton property developer Mike Holland has been sent for trial by jury at the crown court, charged with manslaughter after the death of a workman at Stanmer House. Holland, 68, of King’s Road, Brighton, and his foreman Grant Oakes, 45, of Portland Road, Hove, formerly of Elm...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 12:12 pm

Electrician treated for burns after Grand Hotel fuse box shorts

An electrician working at the Grand Hotel was treated for electrical burns yesterday after a fuse box shorted, causing a power outage which lasted about nine hours. The contractor, a man in his 30s, suffered an electric shock just before 6pm yesterday. He was treated for burns to...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 11:22 am

Brighton school is better but still requires improvement, says report

A secondary school in Brighton has improved but still “requires improvement”, according to Ofsted, the government’s official schools inspector. Ofsted gave its verdict in a report to Longhill High School, in Rottingdean. The report is being shared with staff, parents and pupils...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 10:41 am

Car ends up on roof after late night crash

A car ended up on its roof after crashing into parked cars in Brighton in the early hours of this morning. A student has been charged with drink driving and other motoring offences and will appear in court next week. The car flipped over on Davey Drive and emergency services were...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016 at 10:02 am