Two more Brighton and Hove drivers banned in drink drive crackdown

Two more drivers have been banned from the road as a result of the annual Christmas crackdown on drink driving by Sussex Police. Chipo Maposa, 47, of Elm Drive, Hangleton, was arrested after her silver Vauxhall Astra was seen swerving in Church Road, Hove. It then hit a lamppost...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014 at 2:22 pm

Do you recognise youths suspected of attacking student in Brighton?

CCTV images have been published showing youths suspected of carrying out an attack on a student in Brighton which left him with a broken jaw. Sussex Police urged the youths to come forward or anyone who recognises them to contact detectives. The student, a 20-year-old Italian who...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014 at 12:26 pm

Former Brighton and Hove council leader accused of wearing swastika

A former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council was accused of wearing a swastika to a meeting of the council this evening (Thursday 27 March). Green councillor Ben Duncan tweeted: “Tory councillor Mary Mears appears to be wearing swastika motif on necklace at @BrightonHoveCC...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014 at 9:32 pm

Potential Brighton Labour candidate accused of sending misleading email

A potential Labour candidate in Brighton has been accused of spreading “inaccurate and misleading information” about a fellow party member. The accusation came after Harris Fitch, who hopes to be chosen for the safe seat of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, sent an email to...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014 at 8:57 pm

Community-minded Brighton and Hove businesses invited to apply for funds

Brighton and Hove businesses keen to support their local community could receive a funding boost. Through Social Enterprise Assist, firms with a commitment to reinvesting profits back into their local area can bid for part of a £152,000 pot. The winners will be able to apply for...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014 at 6:18 pm

Man suffers burns in car fire in Brighton

A driver suffered burns when his car caught fire in Saltdean yesterday morning (Wednesday 26 March). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters gave first aid to the male driver of the car, who was suffering from burns, and assisted paramedics who also attended the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014 at 9:29 am

Brighton and Hove’s new bishop spells out his mission

The Reverend Richard Jackson is riding into Brighton and Hove on his Harley Davidson on a mission to revive the area’s churches. The new Bishop of Lewes will be installed in May when he will take responsibility for supporting dozens of Church of England ministers and their...
Posted On 26 Mar 2014 at 8:29 pm

Brighton and Hove charity to open garden centre

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Denise Cobb is to open a charity garden centre in Portslade at the weekend. Councillor Cobb will officially open the Greenhouse at Emmaus at the homelessness charity’s base in Drove Road, Portslade, on Saturday morning (29 March). Emmaus Brighton...
Posted On 26 Mar 2014 at 8:20 pm

Missing Brighton teenager found

A missing teenage boy from Brighton has been found, Sussex Police said. Jordan Ash went missing from his mother’s home on Monday 17 March and concerns were growing for his welfare. Sussex Police issued an appeal for help in finding him earlier this week – on Monday (24 March)....
Posted On 26 Mar 2014 at 1:01 pm

Brighton and Hove priest defrocked after being jailed for child sex abuse

Retired Church of England priest Keith Wilkie Denford has been banned from practising as a minister for life. The ban was announced by the church on Friday (21 March) in response to Mr Denford’s convictions for sexually abusing two boys. The 79-year-old was jailed for 18 months...
Posted On 25 Mar 2014 at 11:49 pm