Former BBC royal correspondent shortlisted by Brighton Pavilion Conservatives

The former BBC reporter who acts as spokesman for the family of missing Madeleine McCann has been shortlisted by Brighton Pavilion Conservatives. Clarence Mitchell has represented Kate and Gerry McCann for almost six years after their daughter disappeared during a holiday in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013 at 9:10 pm

Missing girl, 14, believed to be in Hove

Police are trying to trace a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing and is believed to be in Hove. Anastasija Rakovskaja was last seen at school at about 4pm on Monday 15 July. She did not return to her home in Colindale in London that evening. She was described as a white girl,...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013 at 1:00 pm

Brighton Big Screen teams up with local children’s charity

The Brighton Big Screen is to support a local children’s charity over the coming month. Murray Media, the company behind the Big Screen on the beach, has teamed up with the Starr Trust, which helps 10 to 18-year-olds fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education. The Big...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013 at 12:30 am

Brighton business start-up champion wins royal recognition

The Queen is due to recognise a remarkable Brighton success story today (Tuesday 23 July) with a reception at Buckingham Palace. Among those being lauded will be the midwife to more than 300 businesses born at the Sussex University campus in Falmer. Mike Herd, executive director...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013 at 10:45 pm

Brighton and Hove binmen accept revised deal

Binmen and street cleaners in Brighton and Hove have accepted a revised deal which is expected to lift the threat of any further strikes or industrial action. The GMB and Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Tuesday 23 July) that an agreement had been reached. The deal...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013 at 5:16 pm

Minister agrees funding for Hove school in old police station

Schools Minister David Laws has agreed to fund places for pupils in the old Hove Police Station when it is turned into a school. The Liberal Democrat minister said that the money would enable West Hove Junior School to take three extra classes – or 90 pupils – a year at the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013 at 1:59 pm

Two rebailed in Hove murder case

Two people who were arrested after a murder in Hove have been rebailed by Sussex Police. Albert Nela, 34, from Brighton, the brother of the murder suspect Edmund Nela, 31, has been bailed until Friday 9 August. The older brother was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder a...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013 at 8:28 am

Fire damages Western Road shop in Brighton

A fire damaged an empty shop in Western Road in Brighton late yesterday afternoon (Monday 22 July). The empty Classical Lighting shop on the northern side of the street, near Norfolk Square, was being refurbished. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire appeared to...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013 at 7:33 am

Court jails racist ranter on Brighton train

A wanted man who launched a tirade of racist abuse towards a passenger on a train in Brighton has been found, arrested and jailed for a total of 26 weeks. Darren Daley, 43, was arrested in London. He was jailed after pleading guilty to racially aggravated common assault and a...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013 at 3:23 pm

Burglary crackdown leads to arrests in Brighton

A crackdown on burglary has led to at least four arrests in Brighton over the past month. Sussex Police is running Operation Magpie as a way of focusing efforts on break-ins to homes and commercial premises. The force said: “In the first three weeks of the initiative 71 burglars...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:33 am