Brighton drugs dealer convicted for his role in £12.5m heroin gang

A drugs dealer from Brighton has been found guilty over his key role in a £12.5 million heroin gang after a seven-week trial at Hove Crown Court. Lea Elton Smith, 46, of Natal Road, Brighton, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was one of 13 people to be charged...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017 at 11:40 pm

All privately rented houses in parts of Brighton could be licensed

Privately rented homes in areas of Brighton and Hove could be required to get a special licence under plans being considered by the city council – but there are fears this could lead to increased rents or landlords selling up. Twelve wards where higher levels of privately...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017 at 2:01 pm

‘I’m just not right in the head’ – jury hears recording of Portslade murder defendant apologise to victim

The Portslade man accused of murdering 19-year-old Shana Grice told her: “I’m just not right in the head.” In a phone conversation recorded weeks before she was killed, Michael Lane apologises for stealing her back door key and letting himself in and coming into the frightened...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017 at 1:50 pm

Brighton women contribute to quilt commemorating women murder victims

Brighton women have told of their hopes that a quilt featuring the names of almost 600 women killed at the hands of their partners or ex-partners which they helped create will raise awareness of violence against women. Local Labour councillors Emma H Daniel and Julie Cattell...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017 at 12:36 pm

Plans for community fund for voluntary groups

A new Brighton and Hove community fund could be set up to help voluntary and community groups in the city. Brighton and Hove City Council is considering moving money from a number of trust funds, set up over the years as result of legacies and endowments, into the proposed new...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017 at 10:48 am
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