Hove legal secretary admits stealing nearly £500k

A legal secretary has admitted the theft of almost £500,000 while working for a law firm in Hove. Leanne Harris, 25, pleaded guilty to stealing £484,000 at Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 25 November) and will be sentenced on Friday 27 January. She defrauded £419,000 from the...
Posted On 25 Nov 2011 at 6:35 pm

Brighton property tycoon to appear in Secret Millionaire on TV

Self-made businessman Mike Holland is the Secret Millionaire in the episode to be shown on Sunday (4 December). The Brighton-based property tycoon is transported to Grimsby where the organisations that he works with help him deal with tragedy from his own family past. Mr Holland,...
Posted On 24 Nov 2011 at 6:22 pm

Enterprise Minister to visit Brighton school

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk is due to visit a Brighton school next week. Mr Prisk, the Conservative MP for Hertford and Stortford, has been invited to the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy in Falmer on Thursday (1 December). He will meet staff and students at...
Posted On 24 Nov 2011 at 4:31 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet – Vicente available for Saturday

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet said this morning that Vicente Rodriguez is available for Saturday’s match against Coventry City and joked he was pleased he didn’t send him to Crawley earlier in the week. However, Gonzalo Jara Reyes is unlikely to...
Posted On 24 Nov 2011 at 11:00 am

More than 200 meet to help choose next bishop for Brighton and Hove

More than 200 people went to a meeting in Brighton yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 November) to share their views on the next bishop to serve Brighton and Hove. The Bishop of Chichester is retiring next April and a “Vacancy in See” committee has been set up to help pick a...
Posted On 24 Nov 2011 at 5:38 am

Greens choose Hove by-election hopeful

The Greens have chosen a married Hove mother of two and party employee to stand in the by-election in Westbourne ward next month. Louisa Greenbaum, 41, came within 250 votes of representing the ward at the local elections for Brighton and Hove City Council in May. Mrs Greenbaum...
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 at 11:40 pm

Prime Minister berates Brighton and Hove Greens over planned council tax rise

The Prime Minister today described plans to put up council tax in Brighton and Hove as a huge mistake. David Cameron was responding to fellow Conservative Simon Kirby, the MP for Brighton Kemptown. At Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday 23 November) Mr Kirby asked: “Given...
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 at 4:02 pm

Portslade supermarket criticised by planners

A Portslade supermarket is being investigated for suspected breaches of planning rules. Aldi, in Carlton Terrace, by Portslade Station, has already been fined by Brighton magistrates in a long-running dispute with Brighton and Hove City Council. In response the store asked the...
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 at 3:43 pm

Brighton teacher offers hope in the east

School teacher Sophie Gaston is a symbol of the ambition being shown at the new academy in Falmer. To illustrate the point, ask yourself where you would expect a group of children from Moulsecoomb to go on a school trip. To the seaside? To see the bright lights of London? Or...
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 at 5:20 am

Steve Coogan says journalists come to Brighton to trawl for gossip about him

Steve Coogan, the actor and comedian who has a home in Brighton and Hove, gave evidence yesterday to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics. He submitted a written statement earlier this month – on Wednesday 9 November – which was published yesterday (Tuesday 22 November). And he...
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 at 4:30 am