Man shot dead in Hove street

A 31-year-old man has died after being shot in Hove. Two other men were also targeted but survived. The shootings happened in Church Road, by the junction with Selborne Road, at about 11.30pm last night (Saturday 18 May). The 31-year-old victim, who came from Kent, was taken to...
Posted On 19 May 2013 at 9:06 am

Primary school likely to open on edge of Hove Park next year

Plans for a new school in Hove Park go on display to the public next week. The Bilingual Primary School Brighton and Hove is holding a public consultation about its proposed permanent home. The school, currently based at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in Falmer,...
Posted On 18 May 2013 at 9:27 pm

Brighton and Hove tenants gather for day of advice and debate

The effect of the “bedroom tax” is one of the topics being discussed as tenants from across Brighton and Hove meet at Hove Town Hall today (Saturday 18 May). Changes to housing benefit and other welfare rules are expected to affect up to 1,000 of the poorest families in the area....
Posted On 18 May 2013 at 1:18 pm

A23 chaos follows Patcham van crash but driver but fails to stop

A van crashed on the A23 in Patcham, leading to long tailbacks, but the driver failed to stop. Sussex Police said that the crash happened at about 5pm yesterday (Thursday 16 May) on the southbound side of the road. The white van crashed into an orange Chevrolet Camaro, which in...
Posted On 17 May 2013 at 11:21 pm

Brighton man charged with helping armed robber faces crown court trial

A Brighton man has been sent for crown court trial on a charge of helping an armed robber. A date has yet to be fixed for Gerard Shelbourne, 52, unemployed, of Chiddingly Close in Whitehawk, to appear in the crown court. He was brought to the dock at Brighton Magistrates’ Court...
Posted On 17 May 2013 at 6:11 pm

Portslade hit and run driver hunted by police

Police are trying to trace a hit and run driver who crashed into parked vehicles in Portslade and then ran off. The crash happened at about 9.30pm on Monday (13 May), Sussex Police said today (Friday 17 May). A grey Ford Focus hit vehicles parked on the one-way bend in Benfield...
Posted On 17 May 2013 at 5:53 pm

Brighton and Hove council chief speaks out about binmen’s dispute

Council chief executive Penny Thompson is resending individual compensation offers to Brighton and Hove’s binmen and street cleaners. Letters were first sent last week but dozens were ripped up or handed back unopened when the refuse crews marched on Brighton Town Hall on...
Posted On 17 May 2013 at 3:34 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet suspended

By Tim Hodges Tony Bloom has reportedly suspended Albion manager Gus Poyet, his assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first team coach Charlie Oatway. Earlier today the Seagulls announced that Spanish star Vicente Rodriguez, Gary Dicker and Marcos Painter had been released by...
Posted On 16 May 2013 at 8:31 pm

Brighton student flats proposal rejected by planners

Plans to build two blocks of student flats in Brighton have been rejected by Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee. The proposal involved demolishing Richmond House, a two-storey office block in Richmond Road, Brighton, behind the Sainsbury’s store at the Lewes Road...
Posted On 16 May 2013 at 7:00 pm

Brighton man charged with helping armed robber

A Brighton man has been charged with helping an armed robber. Gerard Shelbourne, 52, unemployed, of Chiddingly Close in Whitehawk, was arrested by police on Tuesday (14 May). He is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday 16 May). Sussex Police said...
Posted On 16 May 2013 at 9:39 am