Four arrested over £18m Brighton and Hove council housing fraud

Detectives have arrested four men in an investigation into an £18 million housing fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council today (Wednesday 6 August). One of those arrested is Ashley Parker, the brother of the council’s suspended head of housing Jugal Sharma, 53. Mr Sharma, who...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 1:03 pm

Brighton kerb crawler targets 14-year-old girl

A 14-year-old girl was left terrified after a kerb crawler tried to get her into his car in Brighton. The incident happened at about 7pm on Tuesday evening in Patcham. A police spokesman said: “The 14-year-old girl from Estonia, who has been staying with a family in Patcham...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 11:30 am
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Brighton kerb crawler targets 14-year-old girl

A 14-year-old girl was left terrified after a kerb crawler tried to get her into his car in Brighton. The incident happened at about 7pm on Tuesday evening in Patcham. A police spokesman said: “The 14-year-old girl from Estonia, who has been staying with a family in Patcham...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 11:30 am
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Former London Unity pub goes on sale as £485k home

The former London Unity pub on the corner of Islingword Road and Hanover Terrace has gone on sale as a four bedroom home for £485,000. The estate agents, Barrie Alderton, describe it as a “unique opportunity”. The 1880 pub was closed earlier this year after it was...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 9:44 am
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Man jailed for £40k smash and grab on Brighton Lanes boutique

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his part in a Brighton shop burglary. Daniel Isaacs, 31, of Marine Parade, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to burgling Profile, a clothes shop in Duke’s Lane, Brighton, at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (1 August). Designer...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 9:31 am
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Hove schools to be merged into all-through primary

Two Hove schools are to merge from the start of the next calendar year. Hangleton Infant School and Hangleton Junior School are to become Hangleton Primary School from Thursday 1 January 2015. The change is taking place after the departure of junior school head Glenn Livingstone,...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014 at 6:18 am

Greater Brighton Economic Board looks at how to boost jobs and economic growth

Politicians and business leaders are sitting round the same table to try to work out ways to boost jobs and economic growth in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The latest discussion took place at the Greater Brighton Economic Board which also includes council chief...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:35 pm

Hove Conservative parliamentary candidate to step down from council

The Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hove, Graham Cox, is to step down from Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Cox, 52, who represents Westbourne ward, won his seat in a by-election in December 2011. He said that it would be inappropriate to contest both elections...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:30 pm

Do you know Good Samaritan who stopped man raping woman?

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Park Crescent Road, Brighton, at about 6am on Monday (4 August). The incident happened in the street after the 43-year-old victim had met her attacker the night before. The police were alerted by a call from a member...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 5:05 pm
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Brighton and Hove Albion bosses Hyypia, Bloom and Barber to answer questions at fans forum tonight

Brighton and Hove Albion bosses Sami Hyypia, Tony Bloom and Paul Barber are to answer questions at a fans forum this evening (Tuesday 5 August). The manager, chairman and chief executive will join 400 supporters in the Bupa Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium in...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014 at 4:11 pm