Bank of England Governor maps out road to recovery in Brighton

The Governor of the Bank of England spoke to an audience of businessmen and women in Brighton this evening (Tuesday 24 January). Sir Mervyn King told his audience at The Grand hotel that Britain’s path to economic recovery would be long, arduous and uneven. But he also cautioned...
Posted On 24 Jan 2012 at 10:01 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: What's Owen to Brighton?

By Tim Hodges Speculation is rife that Manchester United’s ex-England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen is about to join the Seagulls. At least one tabloid newspaper has led with the story on its back page and the story was reported on local television news...
Posted On 24 Jan 2012 at 9:21 am

Hove MP urges train company to improve handling of delays

Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has called on the main train company serving his Hove constituency to improve the way that delays are handled. Mr Weatherley said that he had written to Chris Burchell, managing director of Southern Railway. He said: “I am being contacted more and...
Posted On 24 Jan 2012 at 1:23 am

Taxi laws to be reviewed says Brighton and Hove official

The law governing taxis and private hire vehicles was out of date and would be reviewed, a senior Brighton and Hove City Council official said today (Monday 23 January). Tim Nichols, the council’s head of planning and public protection, said that proposals for reform would...
Posted On 23 Jan 2012 at 10:47 pm

Brighton killer jailed for 18 years

A Brighton man has been jailed for 18 years for murder. David Sole, 33, battered to death a 48-year-old disabled man in his flat in Gloucester Street, Brighton. Sole was staying with his victim Jon Ellison, who was described by a senior Sussex Police officer as “kind a...
Posted On 23 Jan 2012 at 9:36 pm

Pickles piles pressure on Brighton and Hove Greens to freeze council tax

The government is stepping up pressure on Brighton and Hove City Council to freeze council tax. Eric Pickles, the government minister responsible for councils, said that councillors had a moral duty to accept a one-off grant payment in exchange for a council tax freeze. But one...
Posted On 23 Jan 2012 at 7:36 pm

Brighton playwright shortlisted for best radio drama award

A Brighton writer’s play is up for the Best Drama award at the first BBC Audio Drama Awards. The radio version of The First Domino was adapted from a play by Jonathan Cash, written after he was injured in the bombing of a gay pub, The Admiral Duncan, in Soho 13 years ago. Three...
Posted On 22 Jan 2012 at 6:50 pm

Free raspberry plants take root across Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has given out more than 200 free raspberry canes to local groups to plant in public spaces. The autumn-fruiting canes are being planted where passers by can see them in places such as parks, community centres, sheltered housing schemes and...
Posted On 22 Jan 2012 at 6:01 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Posh and Bucks!

By Tim Hodges Peterborough United 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 The Albion won their third league game in a row as Will Buckley scored twice, the winner coming with just two minutes left. After the late-night antics at Wrexham on Wednesday Gus Poyet made a few changes to the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hove shop owner given second chance after licensing breaches

A Hove shop was caught selling alcohol to a 16-year-old, a licensing panel was told yesterday (Thursday 19 January). The shop, which trades as Best One, in Hangleton Way, was also selling fake booze, and cigarettes and drink on which duty had not been paid. The panel, made up of...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012 at 11:08 pm