Brighton and Hove councillor’s ‘lying’ tweet breached code of conduct

A Brighton and Hove councillor who tweeted about the council leader “lying” broke the members’ code of conduct, a disciplinary panel ruled this evening (Monday 6 February). Councillor Robert Nemeth said that his wording was justified because the Labour council leader Warren...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 8:20 pm

Portslade man faces prison for helping killer dump body

A Portslade man is facing prison after being found guilty of helping his friend dump the body of a man he had killed in a violent attack during a row about money. Stewart Robertson, 50, of St Aubyns Road, was found guilty of preventing the lawful burial of Lancing man Mark...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 5:04 pm

More students to be evicted from ‘cramped’ student house after landlords lose second appeal

Six students living in a “cramped” shared house are facing eviction after its owners were told to convert it back into a family home – just 18 months after seven more were turfed out of the same house. Mr and Mrs Donald Rayward were first told to evict students...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 4:37 pm

Man due in court accused of trying to infect partners with HIV

A hairdresser who was arrested in Brighton last year faces court today charged with deliberately trying to infect his sexual partners with HIV. Daryll Rowe, 26, of no fixed address, has been charged with eight counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of trying to...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 7:59 am

Corbyn supporters win key posts in Brighton constituencies but Hove election meeting postponed after anti-semitism row

Supporters of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have won many of the key positions in the two constituency parties for Brighton Kemptown and Brighton Pavilion. But a meeting planned in Hove was postponed after a row about anti-semitism was said to have led to the venue declining to...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 7:45 am

Government paying train firm £38m for ‘disastrous’ performance, according to critical Commons report

The Department for Transport (DfT) is paying £38 million to train company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) despite “disastrous outcomes” over the past year. The payment is flagged up in a critical report by the House of Commons Transport Committee which spells out shortcomings in...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 6:53 am

Brighton and Hove councillor faces censure for calling Labour leader a liar

Hove councillor Robert Nemeth faces a disciplinary hearing today (Monday 6 February) for calling the Labour council leader Warren Morgan a liar. Councillor Nemeth, a Conservative member for Wish Ward, made the claim in the aftermath of the row over the future of Hove Library last...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017 at 5:36 am