Whitehawk conman posed as his own uncle

A serial fraudster whose scams included posing as his dead uncle and selling non-existent Spice Girls tickets was jailed for seven years ago. Billy Halliwell, 27, obtained tens of thousands of pounds with a variety of cons during his two-year crime spree. Yesterday, Halliwell, of...
Posted On 26 Jan 2010 at 8:11 pm

Brighton Samaritans call for help

Brighton Samaritans are used to taking calls for help not making them. But the voluntary group is asking for assistance in the run-up to the first Brighton Marathon. It has four paid-up fund-raising places available, according to the Brighton Bits blog. The blog urges runners to...
Posted On 25 Jan 2010 at 11:21 pm

Albion lose. But Villa don’t quite cruise

By Tim Hodges Aston Villa 3 – Brighton and Hove Albion 2 The Albion lost their big game of the season away at a near capacity Villa Park. There was no room for sentiment, as lifelong Villa fan and Albion full back Andrew Whing was not selected for the match day squad by Gus...
Posted On 25 Jan 2010 at 10:08 pm

Falmer firm fends off takeover talk

Southern Water’s maintenance partner Mouchel has stepped up its fight to stave off a takeover by its rival infrastructure company VT Group. Mouchel is joint owner of Holleran Mouchel, based in Falmer. Its Brighton-based staff undertake all the “reactive and planned...
Posted On 24 Jan 2010 at 9:49 pm

Fishersgate burglars steal plasma TVs

Burglars have stolen two plasma TV screens from a flat in Fishersgate. Detective are appealing for information after the break-in, which happened either late afternoon or early evening on Wednesday 20 January close to the boundary of Portslade and Southwick. The front door of the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2010 at 1:30 pm

Hove teenager escapes after man grabs her

Police are hunting a “suspicious” man who grabbed a teenage girl as she walked through Hove. The man was first seen pestering shoppers in the George Street area of Hove at about 2pm yesterday. He spoke with a foreign accent and was asking people questions although no...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010 at 6:57 pm

Gang raid seafront flat in Kemp Town burglary

Three men forced their way into a seafront flat and assaulted a young man before escaping with cash, an iphone a camera. The gang burst into the Madeira Place flat and demanded money from the 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman at about 6.30pm on Tuesday. The man suffered a...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010 at 6:53 pm

Hove MP speaks out after couple lose home

A Labour MP has called for a diplomatic solution to prevent further holiday home owners suffering the same fate as a Hove couple. Celia Barlow, MP for Hove, spoke out after the Court of Appeal in London upheld a European ruling that the couple should demolish their home in...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010 at 8:18 am

Bail for four teens arrested over stabbing

Four teenage men arrested over a stabbing at the Kings Road Arches in the early hours of Wednesday morning – including the victim – have been released on police bail. Three men, one aged 18 from Brighton and two aged 19 from Brighton and Shoreham, were arrested on...
Posted On 21 Jan 2010 at 8:58 pm

Brighton's charms marketed to gay US tourists

VisitBrighton, Brighton and Hove City Council’s tourism arm, is teaming up with VisitBritain on a national campaign which will see the city featured in featured in advertising, on a special website and in press and PR campaigns aimed at the States. New research on the LGBT...
Posted On 21 Jan 2010 at 8:45 pm