Brighton mobile phone thief jailed

A mobile phone thief from Brighton has been jailed after being caught red-handed by plain-clothed police officers. Simon Hornby, 42, of New Steine, Brighton, was seen stealing a £500 mobile phone from the Carphone Warehouse shop in Churchill Square, Brighton, on Wednesday (7...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012 at 5:26 pm

Brighton MP to learn Commons verdict on his bill today

It falls to few people to be able to change the law. But the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Simon Kirby, has a rare chance today (Friday 9 November). He would be the first to agree that he can’t do it by himself. But he looks as though he has persuaded fellow MPs – across all parti...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012 at 10:24 am

Family of Woodingdean teenager pay tribute after court case

The family of Woodingdean teenager Connor Saunders have paid tribute to their son and thanked those who supported them during the manslaughter that ended yesterday (Thursday 8 November). Connor, 19, from Downsway in Woodingdean, was punched during a confrontation between two...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012 at 10:06 am

Fire-damaged Brighton restaurant closed until January

A Brighton restaurant that was damaged by fire last month will stay closed over Christmas and reopen in the new year. The fire was in the kitchen at Terre à Terre, in East Street, Brighton, and left the owners having to order a complete refit. One of the co-owners, Philip Taylor,...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012 at 9:25 am

Brighton and Hove prepares to remember

At least five services of remembrance have been planned for Brighton and Hove this weekend. The main parade and service in Brighton will take place at the War Memorial in Old Steine on Remebrance Sunday, which this year fall on Armistice Day (Sunday 11 November). The parade is...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 10:06 pm

Boy, 14, cleared of manslaughter of Connor Saunders

A 14-year-old boy was cleared of manslaughter by a jury at Hove Crown Court today (Thursday 8 November). The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, killed 19-year-old Connor Saunders when he punched him in the head in Rottingdean in April. Connor fell unconscious to the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 6:24 pm

Brighton councillor cleared of misconduct

A Brighton councillor has been cleared of breaking the code of conduct that governs the way local politicians are supposed to behave. Lynda Hyde, who represents the Rottingdean Coastal ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, was accused of being rude about the volunteers running...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 5:37 pm

Brighton and Hove politics show back on air

Brighton and Hove’s topical political programme The Vote Show is back on air, featuring four of the candidates to be the first police commissioner for Sussex. The Latest TV programme is presented by Frank le Duc, editor of Brighton and Hove News. Find out which of the candidates...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 3:13 pm

Poppy appeal tins stolen from two Brighton shops

Police are trying to trace a man who they believe has stolen Poppy appeal tins from two shops in Brighton. They have named the suspect as 41-year-old Martin Grimshaw, also known as John Martin Grimshaw. They issued an appeal after the first tin was stolen from Sainsbury’s in...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 12:18 pm

Two noisy neighbours from Brighton silenced in court

Two Brighton men played music so loud that it shook their neighbour’s bed, a court was told. Officials from Brighton and Hove City Council seized TVs and music equipment from the property at St Martin’s Court in St Martin’s Street, Brighton. They took the noise-making equipment...
Posted On 08 Nov 2012 at 12:03 pm