Man remanded in custody charged with armed robberies in Brighton

A man appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Friday 28 October) charged with a series of knifepoint robberies in Brighton.   David Whittle, 36, is alleged to have robbed The Offie in Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, on Monday 15 August. He was also accused of attempting to...
Posted On 29 Oct 2011 at 3:32 pm

Feed-in tariff cut threatens Brighton and Hove's biggest solar power scheme

Brighton and Hove council leader Bill Randall has criticised cuts being proposed by the government to a popular and effective solar power scheme. Councillor Randall said that the cuts to the feed-in tariff scheme would hurt some of the most vulnerable people in Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 at 10:41 pm

Shoplifter steals camera worth £1,400 from Brighton store

A shoplifter stole a camera and lens worth almost £1,500 from a shop in Brighton this morning (Friday 28 October). The thief had just complained that a shop assistant in the Queen’s Road branch of Jessops was being suspicious about him. She moved away and then saw him put a Canon...
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 at 10:18 pm

Fire crew helps teenage burglary suspect down from Brighton roof

A suspected burglar had to be rescued by firefighters after he became stuck on a Brighton roof. The teenager trapped himself while trying to evade police in the early hours of this morning (Friday 28 October). Officers were called to a car park in Rock Place at 3.15am today after...
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 at 4:36 pm

Brighton rape suspect held over attack in Hove 26 years ago

A Brighton man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in Hove 26 years ago. Robert Roy Crawford, 48, of The Crestway in Hollingdean, appeared before Brighton magistrates yesterday morning (Thursday 27 October). He was accused of raping a 28-year-old woman at an address...
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 at 4:21 pm

Brighton rents are among Britain's least affordable says survey

Brighton is one of the least affordable places in Britain, according to a survey published today. Affordability was measured by comparing average rent as a percentage of average income. The survey, by flat sharing website EasyRoommate.co.uk, used information compiled by the...
Posted On 27 Oct 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hove MP looks like winning battle to criminalise squatting

The campaign by Hove MP Mike Weatherley to criminalise squatting takes another step forward next week. His proposal will be debated as part of a bill which is being considered over three days by members of the House of Commons. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of...
Posted On 27 Oct 2011 at 8:24 pm

Missing Brighton man is found safe and well

A missing man has been found safe and well, walking along a Brighton street. John Harris, 63, of Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk, was last seen at about 2pm on Tuesday (25 October). He was reported missing by carers shortly after midnight yesterday (Wednesday 26 October) when he...
Posted On 27 Oct 2011 at 3:49 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet – Dicker understands my game.

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet told me this morning how much Gary Dicker understands the way he wants to play. He said when Dicker was ‘spot on’ he was one of the few who understand the way he wants to play the game, especially in set plays. The...
Posted On 27 Oct 2011 at 10:54 am

Bikers want to use bus lanes in Brighton

Motorcyclist Simon Frampton from Portslade rode into the council chamber last week – not literally – but he parked an idea that will be explored further. He asked the council to allow motorbikes, scooters and mopeds – also known as powered two-wheelers – to use bus lanes in...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:57 pm