Spurned boyfriend stalked Portslade teenager before murdering her, court told

A spurned lover stalked his ex-girlfriend before murdering her at her home in Portslade and starting a fire to try to cover his tracks. Michael Lane, 27, became obsessed with 19-year-old Shana Grice, placed a tracker on her car and stole her back door key, turning up at her home...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 9:29 pm

Blatchington Mill school praised after official inspection

Inspectors have praised Blatchington Mill School in a report by the official watchdog Ofsted. One of them, Ofsted inspector Caroline Walshe, said: “The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be good in February 2013.” In a letter to head...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 9:23 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion 10 games from glory? 

Albion have 10 matches and 30 points to play for in their quest for Premier League football. Starting with Derby County this Friday (10 March) the Seagulls have five matches at the Amex and five away fixtures. Conceivably, home wins against Derby, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 9:08 pm

Posh architect given chance to build home for her parents on posh estate in Hove

An architect has been told that she can build a home in Hove for her parents after planners were advised to reject her design. Award-winning Farshid Moussavi, 51, designed a flagship London store for Victoria Beckham, the fashion designer who won fame as Posh Spice in the pop act...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 7:07 pm

Budget reaction: a tale of two city MPs

Brighton’s two MPs have this afternoon given very different reactions to the spring budget, which featured a rise in national insurance for the self employed, £2bn extra for social care set against a similar drop in council funding and help for Brighton Kemptown MP Simon...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 4:04 pm

Hundreds of parents plead for ‘fairer’ method of reallocating secondary school places

A petition calling on the council to make changes to the reallocation system for secondary schools so that children with places at schools several miles from their home are given priority has been supported by more than 800 people. This year, 147 children didn’t get a place...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 2:10 pm

Brighton family reunited with paramedics who saved dad’s life – with help from children

A Brighton family was able to spend Christmas together thanks to their children raising the alarm when their dad collapsed at home in cardiac arrest. Sisters Lilly-May Williams, nine, and Miya-Rose Williams, six, were instructed to find their dad’s Rob Williams’ phone by older...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017 at 12:24 pm
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