Hove paedophile jailed for 12 years

A paedophile from Hove has been jailed for 12 years for 17 counts of abusing seven boys over 14 years. Michael Green, 75, of Aldrington Close, Hove, is already serving a nine-year sentence for similar offences. Green, a former sports coach, was regarded as a friend and mentor by...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018 at 6:58 pm

Caterer puts case for drinks licence for Brighton office building

Concerns about drinking culture have been raised as a catering company sought to sell alcohol in a Brighton office building. NSK Foods, trading as Soul Deli, in the Regus Spaces building Mocatta House, in Trafalgar Place, applied for a licence to serve alcohol from 7am to 11pm...

Hove drink driver given suspended prison sentence

An engineer from Hove has been given a suspended prison sentence for drink driving after being caught having had four times as much alcohol to drink as the law allows. William Stuart, 52, of Chartfield, Hove, was arrested in Olliver Acre, Wick, Littlehampton, on Tuesday 10 July....
Posted On 21 Sep 2018 at 12:16 pm

Coroner criticises Brighton hospital trust over misleading material about patient’s death after drinking floor cleaner

A hospital trust has been criticised by Brighton and Hove coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley for sending out a misleading letter about the death of a patient. She said that it was the third time that the trust had acted in a way that could be perceived as misleading since the start...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018 at 11:27 am

Investigation into how seven homeless people died at single housing block in two years

The deaths of seven people in a single temporary accommodation block in two years have prompted an urgent call for more information. Five of the seven deaths have happened in the past few months, according to a cross-party motion passed by members of Brighton and Hove City...

Brighton and Hove plunged into darkness after power cut hits streetlights and thousands of homes and businesses

A power cut in Brighton and Hove last night plunged large parts of the city into darkness, with thousands of homes and businesses affected. Power cut in Hove. @UKPowerNetworks pic.twitter.com/WO6JVdXr1y — James Payne (@James_Payne_) September 19, 2018 Street lights went out, a...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018 at 10:33 am

Park volunteers scoop dozens of blooming awards

Volunteers, friends and community groups from across the city have been celebrating success, bringing home 29 awards from this year’s South and South East In Bloom campaign. Horticultural and environmental projects across the city, from small gardening, wildlife and friends...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 12:30 pm

Hove man hit by bottle during North Street brawl last night

A Hove man was hospitalised with head injuries after being hit by what police believe was a bottle during a brawl on North Street last night. A police spokesman said: “At 9.10pm on Tuesday (18 September) police were called to reports of a fight between two groups of men in...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:47 am

Storm Ali set to hit Brighton tomorrow night as Met issues two yellow weather warnings

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as Storm Ali is forecast to hit the south coast on Thursday night – with another warning in place on Sunday too. The first be aware warning, issued at about 10.30am this morning, says very strong winds will sweep...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:05 am

Brighton council prepares to drop Mears as housing contractor

Council home repairs and refurbishments should be brought back in-house once the city council’s contract with Mears ends and other building projects split into smaller contracts, a report published today recommends. Brighton and Hove City Council’s ten year contract...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018 at 3:05 pm