Sainsbury’s submits plans for third new Brighton and Hove site

Sainsbury’s has submitted a planning application for a new convenience store at the site of the disused Caffyns car showroom in Preston Road, Brighton. The plans, which are being considered by Brighton and Hove City Council, give confirmation of the chain’s intention to open on...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010 at 11:17 pm

Brighton artist spends £200k on plastic surgery to look like Nefertiti

A Brighton woman has spent £200,000 on 53 cosmetic surgery treatments in an attempt to look like the Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti. As a result, Nileen Namita, 50, even had to withdraw her daughter Rachel, 16, from Roedean, the girls’ school in Brighton, because she could no...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010 at 6:18 pm

Hove drugs baron ordered to pay £0.8m

A drugs baron who planned to flood the streets of Brighton and Hove with cocaine has been ordered to pay back £866,250 of his ill-gotten gains. Lorenzo Sirignano, the head of a drugs gang, is already serving 21 years in jail for drug trafficking and money laundering. Today,...
Posted On 30 Mar 2010 at 7:56 pm

Brighton second home benefit cheat claimed £35k

Two Brighton benefit cheats who conned tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money faced justice. Phillipa Long, of London Terrace, Brighton, claimed more than £35,000 in housing, council tax and income benefits even though she part-owned a second home in Wales. And Paul...
Posted On 30 Mar 2010 at 6:55 pm

Signalworkers strike cancels Easter week trains

The number of trains operating from Brighton next week will be severely reduced if signalling and maintenance staff go on strike. Members of the ~National Union of Royal, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) are due to walk out from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 9. Southern...
Posted On 30 Mar 2010 at 9:11 am

Conman persuades 85-year-old man to hand over £12,500

An elderly Brighton man was tricked out of £12,500 by a conman who posed as a plumber. The 85-year-old first handed over £2,500 in cash after the man knocked on his door in Islingworth Road at about 10am on Saturday The fraudster told him the house next door required emergency...
Posted On 29 Mar 2010 at 6:09 pm

Hove MP belongs to committee at centre of lobbying questions

Hove MP Celia Barlow is a member of a parliamentary group run by a fellow Labour politician linked to a lobbying scandal. Mrs Barlow belongs to Eurim, an all-party parliamentary group on the “information society”, chaired by disgraced Luton MP Margaret Moran. Ms...
Posted On 28 Mar 2010 at 8:31 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion: Wirral happy at the Albion!

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Tranmere Rovers 0 The Albion recorded a superb win at the Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Posted On 28 Mar 2010 at 10:50 am

University of Sussex approves £5m cuts – and 107 job cuts

The University of Sussex has approved plans to  cut more than 100 jobs to save £5 million. The university’s council met this afternoon to discuss changes to the original proposals to cut teaching positions in “unpopular” subjects, as well as security, creche and...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 3:50 pm

Calls for Kemp Town alcohol disorder zone likely to fall flat

Calls are being made for St James’s Street to be designated an Alcohol Disorder Zone to combat drink-fuelled crime and antisocial behaviour. But Brighton police say the street – which is Brighton’s most heavily policed – does not have severe enough...
Posted On 26 Mar 2010 at 3:46 pm