Former Brighton police sergeant faces jail for selling stories to The Sun

A former Brighton police sergeant faces a prison sentence after he admitted selling information to The Sun newspaper. James Bowes, 30, a former member of the Brighton and Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office at the Central Criminal...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 4:12 pm

Untaxed van seized from tyre fitter in Brighton

A mobile tyre fitter had his van impounded when he went to help a customer who had been stopped by Preston Park in Brighton. His van was clamped when it was found to have no tax or MoT, Sussex Police said. The fitter then disclaimed all rights to the vehicle so it was impounded....
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 9:53 am

Hove seafront plinth given planning permission

A proposed plinth on Hove seafront has been given planning permission. Hove Civic Society wants to put up the plinth to display a series of temporary sculptures and changing art installations. The proposal was granted permission by the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013 at 6:18 pm

Old Brighton market site plans go on show

The public have been invited to share their ideas for the old fruit and veg market in Circus Street in Brighton. The site has been earmarked for a mix of new homes and university buildings with a dance studio and places to eat and drink. But the detail of the design has yet to be...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013 at 5:50 pm

Brighton MP’s Commons question elicits a glimmer of hope for commuters

Commuters were offered a glimmer of hope in the House of Commons today (Thursday 25 April) at Transport Questions. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, asked what steps the Department for Transport was taking to improve rail links between London and the south...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013 at 4:31 pm

Three Labour activists vie to run party in Brighton and Hove

Three activists are hoping to be chosen as the next chairman of the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party. Current chairman Adrian Morris faces two challengers at the Brighton and Hove party’s annual general meeting (AGM) next month. One of those standing against him is former...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013 at 3:39 pm

Brighton hospital boss promises to cut A&E waiting times

The man in charge of Brighton and Hove’s main hospital has promised to cut waiting times for accident and emergency (A&E) patients. Matthew Kershaw, the chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013 at 8:54 pm

Planners turn down tower blocks opposite Preston Park in Brighton

Planners have turned down a proposal to build 231 flats in a massive building opposite Preston Park in Brighton. Five members of Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee voted against the scheme which involves demolishing Anston House. Four members voted in favour and...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013 at 4:37 pm

Couple charged with defrauding 100-year-old uncle from Brighton

A couple have been charged with defrauding their 100-year-old uncle from Brighton of £26,000. The self-employed pair Janice Olaff, 65, and her husband Leslie Olaff, 70, from Stanmore, London, are accused of writing cheques and using debit cards fraudulently for a period of six...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013 at 11:12 am

Pupils join Portslade school’s sponsors in topping out ceremony

Two pupils took part in a topping out ceremony at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) yesterday (Tuesday 23 April). Skye Colderwood, 12, and Allyshia Vallier, 11, both in year 7, recited a poem to mark the occasion on the roof of a new building at the Mile Oak school....
Posted On 24 Apr 2013 at 10:49 am