Hove murder trial opens

The trial of a Brighton man accused of murdering a father of two in a Hove street started this morning (Wednesday 22 January). Edmund Nela, 31, is accused of shooting dead 32-year-old scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi, a fellow Albanian, in Selborne Road, off Church Road, Hove, on a...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014 at 1:56 pm

Brighton and Hove council audit flags concerns about conflicts of interest

All members of the Brighton and Hove City Council’s senior leadership team will be asked to submit a declaration of interests, gifts and hospitality every year. The council’s head of law Abraham Ghebre-Ghiorghis said that compliance was improving. And he said that more publicity...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014 at 10:25 pm

Brighton researchers want patients with high blood pressure for clinical trials

Researchers from Brighton are looking for patients with high blood pressure to take part in clinical trials for a new treatment. The patients should already be on treatment for hypertension and be aged between 55 and 80 years old. Their diastolic blood pressure – the bottom...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014 at 12:30 am

Thugs strike twice in Hangleton

Two thugs attacked a man and a woman in Hangleton in separate attacks just moments apart. And in one of the attacks they snatched their victim’s handbag before running off. Sussex Police said: “The first crime happened at around 5.45pm to 6pm on Friday (17 January) when an...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 10:38 pm

Hove business run by disabled workers celebrates cash and carry success

A Hove business run by disabled workers has celebrated its latest success as a disabled man from Brighton has left for a cash and carry store. Joe Wadmore joined Able and Willing, at the Knoll Business Centre in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, four months ago. He has now moved from the...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 3:48 pm

Hove church turns to Burns to pay for repairs after Christmas break-in

A Hove church is holding a Burns supper to raise money for repairs after a valuable window was smashed during a break-in on Christmas Day. The fundraising dinner takes place exactly a month on from Christmas – Saturday 25 January or Burns Night – in All Saints in The Drive, Hove....
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 1:54 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls left dazed by Derby

Derby County 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 A goal from Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford sent the Albion to their first defeat since Boxing Day at Pride Park this afternoon (Saturday 18 January). Bamford scored with just 15 minutes left to play, curling a free kick past Tomasz...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014 at 8:33 pm
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Hove head to share iPad lessons at leading education conference

Hove Park School head Derek Trimmer is to share the lessons of equipping every student with an iPad when he addresses a leading education conference in London this week. Mr Trimmer is interviewed in a preview in the Daily Telegraph today (Saturday 18 January) in a feature...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014 at 1:21 pm

Brighton and Hove mayor can go hang … but not in the town hall

Brighton and Hove Independent editor Greg Hadfield has a brush with bureaucracy in his free weekly newspaper today (Friday 17 January). He paints a portrait of municipal procedure that means the freshly painted mayor can go hang … but not in the town hall. He wrote: “It began...
Posted On 17 Jan 2014 at 6:40 pm