Hove businessman calls for four councillors to be suspended for misconduct

A businessman asked Brighton and Hove City Council to suspend four of its members today for misconduct. Hove shop owner Adam Campbell said that the four Green councillors had abused their power in a way that smacked of third world politics. He accused them of making a decision to...
Posted On 25 Oct 2012 at 8:36 pm

Brighton MP calls on EU to scrap the ‘Strasbourg circus’

A Brighton MP has called on the European Parliament to stop holding meetings in Strasbourg. Conservative MP Simon Kirby said that the “Strasbourg circus” costs the taxpayer millions of pounds a year and wastes 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The Brighton Kemptown MP sai...
Posted On 25 Oct 2012 at 3:57 pm

A share of hope in plan to save Brighton hall

An unusual chance to buy shares ends next week. Share offers are the sort of financial proposal that big companies make when they decide to seek a listing on the stock market. In this case though, shares are being sold in a small community group which was set up to buy the local...
Posted On 24 Oct 2012 at 9:12 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Back to the drawing bored!

By Tim Hodges Leicester City 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion lost to Leicester City in a game where the Seagulls worryingly failed to score again. In fact the Seagulls haven’t scored a goal since the home fixture with Ipswich on 2 October. Andy King scored the decisive goal...
Posted On 23 Oct 2012 at 11:45 pm

Brighton bus service changes prompt Hove Town Hall protest

Brighton bus passengers are planning to demonstrate outside Hove Town Hall this week about changes to their service. The demo was organised at a public meeting at St Patrick’s Church in Woodingdean attended by the ward councillors and Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton...
Posted On 23 Oct 2012 at 6:58 pm

Brighton shopkeeper fights off armed robber

A shopkeeper used a broken chair leg to fight off a man armed with a knife who tried to rob his Brighton convenience store. A Sussex Police detective described the 44-year-old shopkeeper as brave after the thwarted raid at the Coombe Road Convenience Store in Coombe Road,...
Posted On 22 Oct 2012 at 8:26 pm

Fire crew tackles Brighton chimney blaze

A firefighter has urged people to take more care of their chimneys after one caught fire in Brighton yesterday. A crew from Preston Circus spent just over half an hour tackling the chimney fire in Cranbourne Street, just off Churchill Square, Brighton. They were called out...
Posted On 22 Oct 2012 at 3:55 pm

Brighton man suffers serious head injuries in bus accident

A 63-year-old Brighton man suffered serious head injuries when he was knocked down by a bus yesterday lunchtime (Sunday 21 October). The accident happened at the junction of Old Steine and Castle Square in Brighton, near the bottom of North Street, just after 2pm. The injured...
Posted On 22 Oct 2012 at 1:11 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Greer tees up Boro win.

By Tim Hodges from The Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Middlesborough 1 The Albion lost at home on Saturday despite dominating most the match, in front of a crowd of over 26,000. The Seagulls started brightly, the return of Spanish full back Bruno Salter providing a great...
Posted On 21 Oct 2012 at 8:57 am

Conman steals cash from Portslade woman

A conman is believed to have stolen cash from a pensioner in her Portslade home. Sussex Police issued a warning to people, particularly the elderly, to be on their guard against distraction burglaries. The suspect said that he was selling Christmas cards and calendars when he...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012 at 6:27 pm