Brighton Royal Marine thanks his ‘wife in a million’ after being freed from prison

The Brighton Royal Marine who was jailed for murdering a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has thanked his campaigning “wife in a million” after being freed from prison. Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 42, told the Daily Mail newspaper: “I will be eternally grateful to Claire and I...
Posted On 01 May 2017 at 11:45 pm

Labour picks Brighton councillor to stand for Parliament in Lewes

Labour has picked a Brighton councillor to be the party’s general election candidate in Lewes next month. Daniel Chapman, who represents Queen’s Park on Brighton and Hove City Council, will try to win the seat from another former Brighton councillor, Maria Caulfield. She won the...
Posted On 01 May 2017 at 7:28 pm

Charity chief from Hove to be Labour’s challenger in Brighton Pavilion

A charity chief executive from Hove has been chosen to be the Labour Party’s challenger at the general election in Brighton Pavilion. Michelle Thew, 52, will take on Green MP Caroline Lucas on Thursday 8 June. Ms Thew became the chief executive of Cruelty Free International,...
Posted On 01 May 2017 at 6:56 pm

From Marks to May – how a political outsider became the Tory candidate in Hove

When Jeremy Corbyn first stood for the Labour leadership, he told one interviewer that we could learn a great deal from Marx. It was more surprising to hear something similar from the Tories’ newly selected general election candidate for Hove. Except Kristy Adams meant Marks. She...
Posted On 01 May 2017 at 5:51 pm

Brighton man remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with rape

A man from Brighton has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with rape. Joseph Warren, 36, unemployed, of St James’s Avenue, in Kemp Town, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (29 April). He was charged with the rape of a woman at an...
Posted On 01 May 2017 at 3:52 pm