Former Brighton footballer charged with making homophobic gesture to Albion fans

A former Brighton and Hove Albion footballer has been charged with making a homophobic gesture to fans during a match at Falmer. Colin Kazim-Richards, 26, is accused of making the gesture during at the Amex Community Stadium when Albion played Blackburn Rovers in February....
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 10:22 pm

Brighton footballers cleared of sex attack

Three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and a former team-mate have been cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager. George Barker, 21, Lewis Dunk, 21, and Anton Rodgers, 20, and their former team mate Steve Cook, 22, who has since joined Bournemouth, have all now also been...
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 9:16 pm

Brighton Green councillor resigns

A Green councillor has resigned his seat on Brighton and Hove City Council. Matt Follett, who represents Hanover and Elm Grove, stepped down this morning (Friday 25 May) because he is moving out of the area. The Green Party said that Councillor Follett’s resignation was not...
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 7:44 pm

Hove murder inquiry detectives arrest three men for helping an offender

Three men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Hove last weekend. A 26-year-old and a 30-year-old, both from Hove, and a 30-year-old from Scaynes Hill, were all held on suspicion of assisting an offender. The men were arrested yesterday (23 May)...
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 5:14 pm

Hove MP to hold meeting about King Alfred today

The Conservative MP for Hove Mike Weatherley is holding a public meeting about the future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre this afternoon (Friday 24 May). Mr Weatherley will chair the meeting which is taking place at Hove Town Hall. He said: “The public meeting represents an...
Posted On 24 May 2013 at 11:50 am

Brighton and Hove Mayor tells the inside story of his extraordinary year

By Bill Randall What a year to be Mayor! With meetings I flew about 800 missions. All the usual great and diverse stuff that makes our city so extraordinary: Pride, the Brighton Festival, the Fringe, the Open Houses, the Mackerel Fayre, the Marathon, the Albion, Burning the...
Posted On 23 May 2013 at 9:39 pm

Detectives name Hove murder suspect

Detectives have named the man they believe shot and killed Albanian scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi in Hove on Saturday night (18 May). Sussex Police said that the suspect was Edmund Nela, 30, who lives in the Brighton area. Detectives also wish to speak to his brother Albert, 34, who...
Posted On 23 May 2013 at 5:44 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors hold minute’s silence for Woolwich murder victim

A minute’s silence was held at the annual meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council as a mark of respect for Lee Rigby, who was murdered in Woolwich yesterday (Wednesday 22 May). Drummer Rigby, a 25-year-old fusilier and father of a young son, was killed in a savage attack near...
Posted On 23 May 2013 at 4:50 pm

Green councillors ask Labour to help oust leader

A Green councillor has asked the Labour group to help oust Green council leader Jason Kitcat. Councillor Alex Phillips approached new Labour leader Councillor Warren Morgan, messaging him in confidence onTwitter. She said that the Greens were two votes short of being able to oust...
Posted On 23 May 2013 at 3:14 pm

Hove Police Station sold

Hove Police Station has been sold to Brighton and Hove City Council for £2.2 million. It is expected to be turned into a school. Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has signed off the sale as part of a wider plan to base police teams in community buildings. She said:...
Posted On 23 May 2013 at 12:09 pm