Brighton hotel landed with £1,000 bill for breaking fire safety rules

Brighton magistrates ordered a hotel which broke fire safety rules to pay £1,000 in legal costs. Hotel Nineteen, in Broad Street, Brighton, would have faced what magistrates described as substantial fines were the business not in poor financial shape. East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 26 Jan 2013 at 8:44 pm

Brighton man arrested over attack on two people

A 42-year-old man from Brighton was attacked in Lewes Road and left with a serious hip injury. A 20-year-old woman suffered bruising to her face in the same incident. The assault is believed to have taken place on the west side of Lewes Road near St Martin’s Place. The...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013 at 7:37 pm

Hove property among first advertised on new government website

A property that contains offices and consulting rooms in Hove is among the first to be advertised for sale to the public on a new government website. The unwanted property – at 54 New Church Road – is advertised for sale on Find Me Some Government Space which went live today...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013 at 11:01 am

Arsonist sets fire to cars and allotments in Hove

An arsonist damaged cars and vans in several streets in Hove and started two blazes on allotments overnight. Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the fires which were concentrated in Poets Corner and Hangleton. Vehicles were set ablaze in Arthur...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013 at 10:56 am

Woman in Brighton footballers sex assault trial cries and describes her fears

The woman who said that three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers sexually assaulted her broke down in tears during cross-examination today (Thursday 24 January). She spoke of her fears – about what people would think of her and how she was too scared at first to report the...
Posted On 24 Jan 2013 at 6:02 pm

Council staff hold protest in Hove over changes to pay

Dozens of Brighton and Hove City Council staff held a protest outside Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 24 January). They fear that cuts to allowances for working at weekends and unsocial hours will mostly affect low-paid staff. Alex Knutsen, of Unison, said that his union...
Posted On 24 Jan 2013 at 6:00 pm

Bogus caller steals cheque from Hove pensioner

A conman stole a cheque and an old passport from a pensioner in Hove. The bogus caller asked the man, in his mid-eighties, about doing some painting work at his home in Prinsep Road, Hove. He also asked to use the toilet. After leaving the pensioner found his out-of-date passport...
Posted On 24 Jan 2013 at 5:18 pm

Brighton skate park funded with Olympic legacy grant

An Olympic legacy grant of £150,000 will go towards the cost of the new skate park being built at The Level in Brighton. The grant from Sport England was announced yesterday as work started to build the £400,000 skate park. Sport England has been granting money through i...
Posted On 24 Jan 2013 at 10:08 am

Brighton and Hove claimant count falls slightly

The number of people in Brighton and Hove claiming jobseeker’s allowance fell slightly last month, according to figures published today (Wednesday 23 January). The figure for the three parliamentary constituencies combined was 6,410 in December, down from 6,479 in November. In...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013 at 7:16 pm

Accuser in Brighton and Hove Albion sex assault case pursued footballers, court told

The woman who accused three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and a former team-mate of sexual assault had pursued other players at the club. She had a relationship with one of the players, a jury at the Old Bailey was told. And while being cross-examined it was said that the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013 at 7:04 pm