Bank card fraudsters thwarted in Brighton

Fraudsters posing as bank staff or police were thwarted as they tried to con five people in Brighton into handing over their bank cards in one day. They did, however, manage to swindle £200 from one of the five people. Sussex Police urged people – especially the elderly or those...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014 at 8:23 pm

Vogue Gyratory £650k revamp plans set to be approved

Changes to Brighton’s notorious Vogue Gyratory are set to be approved by Brighton and Hove City Council. A simplified layout and new northbound bus and cycle lanes are among the £650,000 package of improvements recommended for approval by the council’s environment,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 3:37 pm
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Caroline Lucas not guilty in fracking trial

Caroline Lucas has been found not guilty of wilful obstruction and a public order offence while she protested against fracking at Balcombe last summer. The Brighton Pavilion MP was standing trial for her part in a protest outside the site where Cuadrilla was undertaking...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 2:22 pm
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Man charged with manslaughter of Brighton woman

A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a homeless woman whose body was found in public toilets in Brighton on Friday 22 November last year. Timothy Smythe, 52, of Brighton, who is in custody will appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 15 May. Faye...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 1:03 pm
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March for England webchat today

Sussex Police is hosting a web chat today to answer questions about policing for next weekend’s March for England. The force says preparations for the march and counter protest along the seafront on Sunday 27 April are well under way. The march will take place between the...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 8:40 am
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Caroline Lucas fracking protest verdict due today

Caroline Lucas will today receive a verdict in her trial for her part in the anti-fracking protests at Balcombe last summer. UPDATE: Caroline Lucas found not guilty – click here for more. The Brighton Pavilion MP and four co-defendants were arrested on Monday 19 August...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 8:32 am
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Brighton and Hove’s cycling measures ‘should be copied all over the UK’

Brighton and Hove’s pro-cycling policies are being held up as an example to the rest of the county. The city is cited in a national campaign for best practice in encouraging cycling, launched this week. New cycle lanes in Brighton and Hove feature on the campaign website...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 8:04 am
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Graveyard plans spark protest in Ovingdean

A Brighton church which has served the community for nearly 1,000 years is looking to the future as it looks to get permission to extend its graveyard. St Wulfran’s Church, a grade I listed building in Greenways, Ovingdean, wants permission to turn a 3,500sqm plot of agricultural...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 7:58 am
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Old Shoreham Road resurfacing works to end today

The Old Shoreham Road resurfacing works are due to be finished today, ending weeks of delays. Locks Hill and Applesham Avenue, in Portslade, should be reopened later on. #OldShorehamRd resurfacing works are due to be completed today when #LocksHill and #AppleshamAve will be...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014 at 7:55 am
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Brighton and Hove primary school allocations breakdown published

Brighton and Hove City Council has just published its breakdown of primary school allocations. Click here to see how many of each different type of applications were successful school by school – and how far from the school the applicants live. Twenty three infant or primary...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014 at 2:43 pm
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