Brighton man suffers severe burns in substation shock

A 40-year-old Brighton man suffered life-threatening injuries after receiving an electric shock early yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). The man scaled a fence at an electrical substation in Spring Gardens, Brighton, where he made contact with the current at about 4.20am. His...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:46 pm

Travellers evicted from Brighton site

Up to 25 travellers were evicted from a site in Brighton yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). A clean-up operation was under way at 19 Acres, a site close to the A27 Brighton bypass, just off Devil’s Dyke Road. Council contractors loaded two lorries with the remnants of a summer’s...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 9:17 pm

Court clears Mears brothers from Brighton of Lapland scam

The Mears brothers from Brighton have had their convictions quashed in the Lapland “winter wonderland” fraud case. The two brothers were jailed for 13 months in March for conning thousands of families over the Lapland theme park in the New Forest. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield...
Posted On 26 Oct 2011 at 4:26 pm

Brighton and Hove business leaders ask planners for leeway

Business leaders took part in a debate this evening about whether Brighton and Hove holds back or champions business expansion. One of the most compelling images came from a description given by a member of the audience. Jan Burgess, who founded training company Educast, sai...
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 at 11:25 pm

Brighton and Hove culture chief meets Saltdean Lido leaseholder

Geoffrey Bowden, the Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member for culture, is possessed of an easy charm. But he is not without a glint of steel. Today (Tuesday 25 October) he would have needed all the charm that he could muster for one of the most important meetings of his...
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 at 11:01 pm

Brighton and Hove parking wardens to wear cameras

Parking wardens in Brighton and Hove are to test body-worn video cameras. The trial is aimed at trying to reduce the number of assaults on parking wardens. Tim Cowen, director of communications for NSL, the company that employs the wardens, said: “Assaults on our staff are...
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 at 1:53 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Nolan's in the Mood

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 West Ham United 1 The Albion lost at the Amex this evening but for large parts of the encounter were much the better team. Albion had a few chances early on, with both Sparrow and Mackail-Smith going close. Debut keeper...
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 at 12:32 am

Three jailed for life for Brighton murder

Three men have been convicted today of the murder of a homeless man in a squat in Brighton earlier this year. John Battams, 40, Mike Zur, 28, and Ireneusz Malesza, 28, all of no fixed address, were convicted of killing Craig Palmer, 39, in January. After a four-week trial at Hove...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 5:52 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: In-goals from Newcastle

By Tim Hodges The Albion have signed Newcastle’s veteran keeper Steve Harper on a month’s loan and, subject to clearance from the Football League, he is expected to start against West Ham United tonight (kick-off 7.45pm at The Amex). Gonzolo Jara Reyes, another...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 5:38 pm

Court remands Brighton and Hove 'fancy dress robberies' suspect

A man charged with holding up almost a dozen betting shops appeared before Brighton magistrates this morning (Monday 24 October). Martin Reilly, 53, of no fixed address, is suspected of being the fancy dress raider who donned a range of disguises when carrying out the series of...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 4:25 pm