Brighton students win radio prize

A Brighton radio station has won a national prize.   University Radio Falmer (URF), which broadcasts on the internet, took the award for Best Technical Achievement at the National Student Radio Awards. Project Sunshine, the station’s revolutionary way of displaying its...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 10:30 am

Brighton and Hove parking enforcement concerns prompt e-petition

Parking in Brighton and Hove has such a terrible reputation that two councillors have started a petition to bring the contract back in-house. Liberal Democrat councillors Paul Elgood and David Watkins say that residents, businesses and visitors would be better served if on-street...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 8:00 am

Revealed: the creator of Brighton's Twitter serial killer

We can all sleep safely in our beds tonight. The creator of a serial killer on Twitter has revealed herself – and she definitely doesn’t have any plans to boil our heads. Claire Stokoe says she started the @dinner_guest account as a result of her obseession with web...
Posted On 28 Nov 2009 at 1:02 pm

Empty homes in Brighton and Hove back in use

Empty homes in Brighton and Hove are being lived in again at a rate of 14 a month. A total of 253 empty properties have been returned to use over the past 18 months by the Empty Property Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. The figures were published by the council to coincide...
Posted On 28 Nov 2009 at 7:30 am

Hove man jailed for false imprisonment of call girl

A Hove man has been jailed for holding a call girl down by the throat to stop her escaping from his home. Rupert Verrell, 31, held the girl, known as Kitty, against her will at his home in Palmeira Avenue, Hove. He had called the prostitute in August 2007 and drank a lot and took...
Posted On 28 Nov 2009 at 12:20 am

Brian Eno tops Brighton Festival bill for 2010

The Brighton Festival has signed up Brian Eno – the pop musician and record producer – for next year. Eno, 61, the former Roxy Music keyboard player, is to be the guest curator of the 44th Brighton Festival. He will present his work 77 Million Paintings, an installation...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 11:39 pm

Brighton woman helped cannabis café

A Brighton woman has admitted her part in the operation of a cannabis café. Wendy Edwards, 40, of Haybourn Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply cannabis at the start of two-week trial. Two men were convicted at the end of the trial – Michael Allday, 44, of...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 6:31 pm

Hove’s Floral Clock Christmas tree lights switched on

The lights on Hove’s Floral Clock Christmas Tree have been switched on by the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Ann Norman. Children from St Peter’s Community Infant and Nursery School in Portslade sang carols round the tree in Palmeira Square, Hove. The 20ft tree has been...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 4:10 pm

Hove chef forced out by rats

A Hove chef has been banned from his own restaurant because of a rat infestation. Alaa el-Dein Asfour has also been ordered to pay more than £6,000 in fines and costs by Brighton magistrates. Brighton and Hove City Council described it as one of the city’s worst food hygiene...
Posted On 25 Nov 2009 at 11:52 pm

Drive to get garden waste collected

Do you want your green garden waste collected from your home? A Green councillor has started a petition to urge Brighton and Hove City Council to do just that. Jason Kitcat is trying to show the council that there is enough demand from people prepared to pay for a scheme. He...
Posted On 25 Nov 2009 at 10:25 pm