Traffic warden taken to hospital after attack in Hove

A man attacked a traffic warden with his key in Hove, leaving the warden needing hospital treatment for a minor eye injury. The assault in Church Road, Hove, happened as the warden was issuing a ticket because the van was parked on double yellow lines. A 33-year-old man from...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 6:40 pm

Bomb scare on Hove seafront

Police have cordoned off part of Hove seafront after a suspected bomb was found. The suspected improvised explosive devise (IED) was discovered by fire investigators  looking into a suspected arson attack at a diner at around 11.20am today (Tuesday 22 February ). Buildings...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 3:04 pm

Brighton and Hove traders warned to be wary of January sales rise

Brighton and Hove business leaders have warned traders not to be fooled by healthy-looking sales figures for January. The total value of sales rose 6.4 per cent in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Brighton and Hove Business Forum said: “This is...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 1:17 am

Brighton and Hove election candidates invited to briefings

Anyone who wants to stand as a candidate in the local elections in May is invited to briefing sessions being held by Brighton and Hove City Council. With all 21 wards in Brighton and Hove being contested, the briefing sessions are open to all prospective candidates and their...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 12:50 am

Brighton rapist jailed for 13 years

A Brighton man raped a woman while he was on the run from police and subjected her to a terrifying ordeal. He blackmailed the 27-year-old Brighton woman over a number of months, demanding increasing sums of money. Now Tobias Kingsley Dynes has been sentenced to 13½ years in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 12:32 am

Armed robbers steal £1,000 from Portslade off-licence

Two armed robbers stole about £1,100 cash and two bottles of Scotch in an armed robbery in Portslade. The pair threatened staff with a knife when they held up the off-licence in Valley Road, Portslade, by the junction with The Crossway. The two staff members were shaken but...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011 at 12:00 am

Five thousand runners complete Brighton Half Marathon

More than 5,000 runners took part in the Brighton Half Marathon yesterday (Sunday 20 February). And a team of 250 volunteer helped ensure that everything ran smoothly. The race is the main annual fundraising event for the Sussex Beacon, the Brighton charity which cares for people...
Posted On 21 Feb 2011 at 1:16 am

Hove charity quiz night wants answers from superheroes

Would-be superheroes are being invited to a pub quiz with a difference – the contestants will be awarded a prize for the best dressed team. The event is in aid of the Brighton-based charity Rockinghorse, which raises money for sick and disabled children and their families. The...
Posted On 21 Feb 2011 at 12:43 am

Greens organise protest ride against plans to scrap Hove cycle lane

Green Party councillors and activists organised a protest to try to save a cycle lane in Hove yesterday (Saturday 19 February). The protest in The Drive and Grand Avenue was against plans to remove the cycle lane running up and down both roads between Hove seafront and Old...
Posted On 20 Feb 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hove MP wants bands ready to rock the House

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has set up a competition to find the best live band and the best live music venue in Britain. The heavy metal-loving politician is using the competition as a way of educating fellow members of the House of Commons about this area of law and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2011 at 11:49 pm