Suspended Brighton councillor's case goes to tribunal

A Brighton councillor, who was suspended for posting a video clip of a council meeting on YouTube, is to have his case dealt with by a tribunal. Green councillor Jason Kitcat, who represents Regency on Brighton and Hove City Council, has had his suspension frozen while the...
Posted On 05 Aug 2010 at 7:17 am

Hove burglar flees in victim's car

A burglar in Hove was disturbed during a break in and fled in his victim’s car. The car, a Vauxhall Astra, was set alight in the car park of a church, in Lyminster Avenue in Brighton, nearly 48 hours later. Firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue alerted Sussex Police...
Posted On 04 Aug 2010 at 7:04 am

Brighton council tenant faces eviction because her mother has died

A Brighton council tenant’s friends are rallying round after she was told she must move out of her family home because her mother has died. According to the BBC, June Kilner’s neighbours and friends are raising a petition to try to persuade Brighton and Hove City Council to allow...
Posted On 03 Aug 2010 at 7:27 am

Brighton councillor appeals against suspension

A Brighton Green Party councillor has appealed against his suspension for posting a video clip of a council meeting on YouTube. Jason Kitcat, who represents Regency on Brighton and Hove City Council, was suspended until he apologised to Geoffrey Theobald, a member of the...
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 at 11:59 pm

Two held over attack outside Brighton cinema

A man was attacked outside a Brighton cinema in the small hours of this morning. The 26-year-old was pushed to the ground and hit in the face with a bottle after two men demanded his mobile phone. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and treated for cuts...
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 at 9:12 pm

Brighton hit and run suspect bailed by police

The victim of a hit and run crash in Brighton has been moved to a London hospital. And the man suspected of crushing him in the crash has been released on bail by Sussex Police. The pedestrian – a man aged 28 – has been taken from the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, to...
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 at 8:54 pm

Man loses top of ear in Brighton seafront attack

Detectives are seeking witnesses to an early morning attack on a man in Brighton in which the top of his right ear was bitten off. Between 4am and 5am on Sunday 25 July, the 23-year-old Crawley man was with three friends in Madeira Drive, Brighton, when he was approached by a...
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 at 3:06 pm

Hove IT expert dies aged 82

Hove computer expert Roy Newell has died aged 82. Newell, a founder member of the British Computer Society (BCS) in 1967, suffered a stroke in January. He spent the past six months in hospital before being moved to a care home. Last Saturday (24 July) he suffered a cardiac arrest...
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 at 7:20 am

Brighton pier siege ends after five hours

A fugitive fled Brighton police officers and hid under the Palace Pier for five hours in a tense stand-off. The man, who was believed to have been wielding a hammer, ran off after police approached him in response to reports of a man threatening people near  the pier. A lifeboat...
Posted On 01 Aug 2010 at 11:57 pm