Labour picks general election candidate for Brighton Kemptown

Labour has chosen public relations director Nancy Platts to stand in Brighton Kemptown at the next general election. She was chosen by party members at a meeting at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church in Dorset Gardens, Brighton, this afternoon (Saturday 15 June). At the last general...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013 at 5:30 pm

Brighton man wanted for recall to prison

A 21-year-old man from Brighton is wanted by Sussex Police for recall to prison. Tyler Boarer, of Downash Close, Whitehawk, is accused of breaching the conditions of his release licence. He was jailed for three years in August 2010 along with four other members of a drugs gang...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013 at 4:01 pm

Labour picks candidate to contest Hove at the next general election

Labour has chosen charities chief Peter Kyle to stand in Hove at the next general election. Mr Kyle, 42, who lives in Brunswick in Hove, was selected at a meeting at All Saints Church Hall in Eaton Road, Hove, today (Saturday 15 June). He is the deputy chief executive of ACEVO...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013 at 3:46 pm

Birthday honours list includes Brighton and Hove teachers and professors

Two professors and two teachers are among those from Brighton and Hove on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. They are joined by the pop star Adele Adkins, known simply as Adele. The 25-year-old singer songwriter, who lives on Hove seafront, has been made an MBE. Among other...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013 at 2:08 pm

Exit polls boost hospital boss hoping to win Labour nomination in Hove

Hospital boss and former Army lawyer Adrian Twyning goes into battle for the Labour parliamentary selection contest in Hove tomorrow (Saturday 15 June). Exit polls at the nomination stage gave Mr Twyning, 36, a boost as he garnered 40 per cent of the votes cast across the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013 at 7:14 pm

Hove murder suspect arrested

The man suspected of murdering Albanian scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi in Hove last month has been arrested by police in the Italian city of Milan. Edmund Nela, 31, was arrested earlier today (Friday 14 June). Sussex Police said: “A 31-year-old man wanted in connection to the murder of...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013 at 7:02 pm

Party activist fails to halt ‘men only’ contest to stand in Hove for Labour

A Labour activist has failed in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the contest to be the party’s parliamentary candidate in Hove from being a men only selection. Greg Hadfield, formerly the party’s agent in the Brighton Pavilion constituency, urged Labour to suspend the process so...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013 at 6:45 pm

Brighton musician thanks donors for being instrumental in helping charity project

By Martin Cooper A Brighton man thanked donors after he received a fantastic response to his request for musical instruments for a charity project in Romania. Tim Bennett, 45, of Aberdeen Road, Brighton, received eight violins two accordions, three acoustic guitars, two trumpets...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013 at 6:19 pm

Aspiring vicars invited to vocations fair in Hove

A Church of England bishop wants aspiring vicars to attend a vocations fair at the Diocese of Chichester’s head office in Hove. The event aims to help people discover how they may be called to a vocation within the ministry or mission of the church. The Bishop of Horsham Mark...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013 at 4:17 pm

A test for Brighton and Hove’s new schools chief

Brighton and Hove’s new director of children’s services Pinaki Ghoshal had a glimpse last week of what to expect when he takes up his post next month. He sat quietly at the back of a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Children and Young People Committee at Hove Town...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013 at 1:51 pm