From barrow boy to Brighton councillor – and now an honour from the Queen

Brighton councillor Steve Bell, 60, said that he was humbled to have been honoured by the Queen on her 90th birthday. Councillor Bell, who represents Woodingdean on Brighton and Hove City Council, was made a CBE for political service, in particular his work as president of the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 11:56 pm

Queen recognises people from Brighton and Hove in birthday honours list

A Brighton councillor who started as a barrow boy has been honoured by the Queen in her 90th birthday honours list. Steve Bell who was elected to Brighton and Hove City Council last year – he represents Woodingdean – is known for his plain-speaking style. He can now style himself...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 10:37 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion to sign Sidwell from Stoke

Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed to sign midfielder Steve Sidwell from Stoke City on a one-year contract from Friday 1 July. Albion said: “Sidwell, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Albion, will join the club once his contract with the Potters expires at...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 9:02 pm

Police seize illicit booze from seven Brighton premises with Albanian links

Sussex Police seized more than 100 bottles of illicit booze in a series of raids in the centre of Brighton yesterday (Thursday 9 June). The force said: “Police seized more than 100 bottles of illicit alcohol from a pub and café bars in Brighton city centre. “The multi-agency...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 8:39 pm

Brighton peer marks start of Euro 2016 by handing out football kits to child refugees

A senior peer from Brighton is marking the start of Euro 2016 by handing out football kits to child refugees in Calais. Steve Bassam – also known as Lord Bassam of Brighton – and his wife Jill Whittaker are giving out the kits along with other help, having also raised money for...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 6:30 pm

Death of Brighton patient prompts more questions for Coperforma

The death of a Brighton patient who missed an appointment for a scan days earlier has prompted fresh questions for the non-emergency ambulance contractor Coperforma. Campaign group Sussex Defend the NHS that the man, who was in his eighties, died at the weekend, adding: “The...
Posted On 10 Jun 2016 at 2:06 pm