Brighton footballer cleared of sex attack as five other players are bailed

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Tommy Elphick has been eliminated from a police investigation into a sex attack in Brighton. He was one of five Albion players who were arrested yesterday (Thursday 19 January) on suspicion of sexual assault in July. Former Albion player Steve...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012 at 8:13 pm

Brighton resident raises petition over parking charges for Preston Park

A resident has accused Brighton and Hove City Council of creating the parking problem in Preston Park. She reacted by raising a petition after the council announced that it intended to solve the Preston Park problem by banning parking in most of the places where it currently...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012 at 7:58 pm

Southwick man admits having thousands of child porn pictures

An unemployed Southwick man admitted having thousands of child porn pictures on his computer when he appeared in court yesterday (Thursday 19 January). John Anthony Sergeant, 61, of Mile Oak Road, Southwick, appeared on police bail at Worthing Magistrates’ Court. He pleaded...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012 at 1:41 pm

Visit Brighton says it took conference bookings worth £58m

Brighton and Hove’s conference team said that 39 bookings worth £58 million were made over the past year. Visit Brighton – part of Brighton and Hove City Council – said that 28 major conferences and events were booked for the current year. The 28 conferences and events in 2012...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012 at 12:53 am

Albion footballers bailed after Brighton sex attack claim

Six footballers have been released on bail after being questioned about a sex attack in Brighton. All six were Brighton and Hove Albion players when a woman reported the attack to Sussex Police last July. Steve Cook, 20, has since been sold to Bournemouth. Two of the other five...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hove Police Station to become school as changes in Portslade are approved

Hove Police Station is to become a primary school. It will be a satellite site with junior school classes and will be run by another school and its head teacher and governors. West Hove Infant School currently runs the Connaught site along the same lines. The use of the police...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 5:23 pm

Brighton author Peter James is first patron of Whitehawk Inn

Crime writer Peter James has become the first patron of the Whitehawk Inn. The former pub in Whitehawk Road, Brighton, is home to various educational courses, including creative writing. It is also the base for the Whitehawk Wordsmiths writing group. The bestselling author, who...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 3:28 pm

Five Albion players arrested over Brighton sex attack

Five Brighton and Hove Albion players and a Bournemouth player have been arrested over a sex attack in Brighton. Detectives are holding the six in different Sussex Police custody centres where they face questions about a sex attack last July. Four of the players were arrested in...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 12:55 pm

Brighton and Hove schoolgirl died from asthma attack

A teenage girl from Hove who collapsed at her Brighton school just over a fortnight ago died as the result of an asthma attack. The pathologist and coroner have told Sussex Police that Naishel Kelly, 14, of Langdale Gardens, Hove, died from natural causes. She suffered an asthma...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 9:03 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Brez is the man!

By Tim Hodges Wrexham 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (aet) Albion win 5-4 on penalties The Albion eventually won a hard-fought cup replay but had keeper Peter Brezovan to thank for some super saves and a vital penalty shoot- out stop. Wrexham went ahead after 25 minutes when...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012 at 12:02 am