Driver faces £500 bill for blocking Hove driveway

A man who obstructed a Hove driveway with his car has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £500. Robin Smith was convicted of the parking offence in Nevill Road, Hove, at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Smith, of West Hyde Road, Luton, did not turn up for the hearing...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012 at 7:37 pm

Labour books Brighton for party conference next year

The Labour Party has booked Brighton for its annual conference next year. It had been due to meet in Bournemouth but is believed to have been persuaded to switch after the £1 million refurbishment of the Brighton Centre. The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012 at 6:01 pm

Ward councillors back Brighton hospital scheme but set out concerns

Two Brighton councillors have raised residents’ concerns about plans to modernise the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Craig Turton and Warren Morgan, both East Brighton Labour councillors, support the planning application in principle. But they want conditions agreed to make life...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012 at 5:37 pm

Brighton hospital plan is 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

Some opportunities come along once in a lifetime. One of those opportunities is coming along tomorrow (Friday). Twelve councillors will decide whether to approve a £420 million plan to modernise the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The aim of the scheme is to replace...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012 at 4:55 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet thinks Newcastle will play best team available

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet thinks the Albion might have a chance against Newcastle but admits the Geordies are of course clear favourites. He said that his team needs to be as good as they were when they beat Sunderland in August to get a result. He told...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012 at 11:16 am

Brighton and Hove's poorest babies are less likely to be breastfed

Fewer babies breastfeed in the poorer parts of Brighton and Hove, according to an official report. But the percentage of mothers breastfeeding their babies at six to eight weeks old has improved markedly in those areas with breastfeeding support workers. A Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 25 Jan 2012 at 5:15 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: That man Mills!

By Tim Hodges The Albion play Newcastle at the Amex in the FA Cup this Saturday for the first time since 1986 when the two teams met in a 3rd round match. The Albion won 2-0 at St James’ Park. The clubs had met in the 3rd round three years earlier and, after a 1-1 draw at...
Posted On 25 Jan 2012 at 9:17 am

Brighton child porn offender ordered to stay on sex offenders register

A Brighton man has been told he must stay on the sex offenders register. William Pollard, 58, was caught filming naked boys in swimming pool changing rooms and prosecuted for voyeurism and child porn offences. Police found the child porn when they searched his home after his...
Posted On 25 Jan 2012 at 4:24 am

Ofsted says Brighton and Hove child protection work has improved

An independent watchdog has carried out an unannounced inspection of Brighton and Hove’s child protection work. Ofsted inspector Stephen Hart wrote to Brighton and Hove City Council afterwards although he did not the council. He said: “The inspection identified areas of strength...
Posted On 25 Jan 2012 at 2:23 am

Former Brighton priest arrested over child sex abuse claim

A priest who has worked in Brighton and Hove has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse. Father Wilkie Denford, 76, has been questioned by Sussex Police and released on bail until Thursday 1 March. The semi-retired Church of England minister lives in Lewes, having moved...
Posted On 24 Jan 2012 at 10:53 pm