Culture Secretary visits Brighton and Hove

The Culture Secretary Maria Miller visited Brighton and Hove today (Tuesday 28 May). Mrs Miller visited the online video games company NCSoft in Brighton, the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Hove seafront and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). She also went to the Royal...
Posted On 28 May 2013 at 6:47 pm

Police hunting Brighton woman to send her back to prison

A Brighton woman is being hunted by police so she can be sent back to prison. Sussex Police said that Gemma Godfrey, 29, formerly of Dewe Road, Brighton, was wanted for breaching the terms of her prison release licence. She was described as white, of medium build with dark...
Posted On 28 May 2013 at 6:17 pm

Hove man spared prison over stash of child porn

A freelance computer engineer who lived in Hove has been spared prison for having a huge stash of child porn. Former American Express employee Neil La Touche, 36, was living at a flat in Cromwell Road, Hove, when he was arrested in November 2010. He has since moved to Swanfield...
Posted On 28 May 2013 at 4:52 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens select candidate for Hanover by-election

The Brighton and Hove Green Party has picked its candidate for the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election. Community campaigner David Gibson will represent the party in the election that follows the resignation of Councillor Matt Follett from Brighton and Hove City Council. Mr Gibson...
Posted On 28 May 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thousands enjoy Hove Carnival sunshine

Thousands of people enjoyed Hove Carnival in Hove Park this afternoon (Monday 27 May). The sunny weather helped draw big crowds to the annual Whit Monday bank holiday event. The Martlets Hospice helped organise the event for the first time, working with the Hove Lions Club, which...
Posted On 27 May 2013 at 11:10 pm

Brighton man arrested in connection with Hove murder

The brother of the prime suspect in the Hove murder case has been arrested after returning to Britain yesterday (Sunday 26 May). Albert Nela, 34, an Albanian living Brighton, is in custody for questioning by detectives investigating the murder of Xhem Krasniqi, 31, an Albanian...
Posted On 27 May 2013 at 10:39 pm

Brighton peer warns colleagues about newspaper sting operation

A senior Brighton politician has emailed his parliamentary colleagues to warn them about a newspaper sting operation. Steve Bassam, the Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords, sent the email on Wednesday (22 May). It followed reports to parliamentary officials that...
Posted On 26 May 2013 at 8:28 am

Brighton Lions give guitars to deaf school children

Brighton Lions Club has given musical instruments worth £1,500 to Hamilton Lodge Deaf School and College. The children at Hamilton Lodge, in Walpole Road, Brighton, have already been learning drums, music technology and keyboards. Now thanks to the Brighton Lions they will have...
Posted On 25 May 2013 at 7:17 pm

Child porn suspect believed to be on the run in Brighton

A man suspected of having a hoard of child porn is believed to be on the run in Brighton. Sussex Police issued an appeal for help finding Raymond Whittock, 60, after he failed to answer police bail. Whittock was arrested by Lancashire Police in August last year and was due to...
Posted On 25 May 2013 at 9:26 am

Hundreds attend Hove MP’s public meeting about the King Alfred

More than 350 people attended a public meeting about the future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove this afternoon (Friday 24 May). The meeting at Hove Town Hall was organised by Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley. He said that people at the meeting and those who had...
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 10:46 pm