Brighton supermarket manager charged with stealing cigarettes worth £16k

A Brighton supermarket manager has been sent for trial by jury after he was charged with stealing thousands of packets of cigarettes. Garry Crossley, 27, worked at the Brighton Marina Asda. He was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of stealing cigarettes worth in exce...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 12:13 am

Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau moves out of town hall

Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau is moving out of Hove Town Hall while building work takes place there. The CAB said that phone services only would be available tomorrow (Monday 27 April), Tuesday (28 April), Thursday 7 May and Friday 8 May. It added that no services...
Posted On 26 Apr 2015 at 11:25 pm

10 things we tried to get excited about after Brighton & Hove Albion’s defeat at home to Watford

1) The formation of three at the back with the full-backs pushing up looked to have some promise until Greg Halford’s lack of pace was exposed for Watford’s second goal. 2) Chris O’Grady’s tireless work-rate and the forward getting in some great positions...
Posted On 26 Apr 2015 at 8:49 am

Conboy is the genuine article for the Seagulls REMF team

A 23-year-old Brightonian Johnnie Conboy scored the winning penalty as Albion fans beat rival Crystal Palace fans for the Robert Eaton Memorial Trophy in a dramatic shoot-out after the charity match ended 1-1 at 90 minutes. Conboy, a trainee schoolteacher, told Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 26 Apr 2015 at 7:54 am

Crooked Brighton lawyer jailed

A fraudulent Brighton lawyer has been jailed for swindling three families who turned to him for help. David Abbott, 50, defrauded three families from offices in Queen’s Road, Brighton, with Richard Hayes, also 50. Abbott, of Arundel Road, Peacehaven, admitted seven counts of...
Posted On 26 Apr 2015 at 12:05 am

Former Hove schoolboy pitches to Branson for £150k business marketing boost

A former Hove schoolboy hopes to win the backing of Sir Richard Branson for a marketing campaign worth £150,000. Seb Tucknott, 28, is taking part in Virgin Media Business’s Pitch to Rich 2015, competing against a number of other start-up businesses. Mr Tucknott, who grew up in...
Posted On 25 Apr 2015 at 6:37 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Watford find gap in Seagulls defence

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Watford 2 Albion lost their final home game of the season to promotion-chasing Watford in a lunchtime kick-off at the Amex. The Seagulls had chances to score early on with Chris O’Grady getting the ball stuck under...
Posted On 25 Apr 2015 at 5:08 pm

Hove fire started by reflection of sun’s rays

A fire in Hove is believed to have started as a result of the reflection of the sun’s rays. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews were called to a property in Wilbury Road, Hove, shortly before 5.15pm on Thursday (23 April). The alarm was raised after a report...
Posted On 25 Apr 2015 at 4:54 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Watford 1  Watford lead Albion by a goal to nil after Troy Deeney pounced on a mistake by Seagulls captain Gordon Greer. Albion have had the better chances. Chris O’Grady got the ball stuck under his feet when well placed to shoot, then forced...
Posted On 25 Apr 2015 at 1:17 pm

Brighton man charged with raping girl, 15, in Hove

A Brighton man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Hove and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Obaidullah Shenwari, 21, unemployed, of Terminus Road, Brighton, was remanded in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17 April. He was ordered to appear...
Posted On 25 Apr 2015 at 9:16 am