A quick glance at the political year ahead in Brighton and Hove

The year ahead will bring changes to the political scene. But who will win? It’s wide open and anyone’s guess … For those given to making predictions or placing a bet, 2015 offers opportunities galore locally and nationally. Not only is a general election scheduled for...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015 at 12:01 pm

More than 200 fraud cases uncovered by Brighton and Hove council investigators

More than 200 cases of fraud were uncovered by Brighton and Hove City Council investigators in the past financial year. The council’s auditors Ernst and Young said that the value of the 245 cases of fraud detected was more than £1.1 million. Almost the whole sum was made up of...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015 at 10:52 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls to host Arsenal at Amex in Cup

Brighton and Hove Albion will play FA Cup holders Arsenal in the 4th round of the competition at the Amex Stadium on the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January. It is the second time in the past two years that Albion have faced the Gunners at home at this stage. Last time...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015 at 7:57 pm

Brighton MP steps up pressure on NHS chiefs over future of Kemp Town surgery

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby said that he had written to NHS chiefs, urging them to decide the future of a GP surgery in his constituency. Mr Kirby said that his letter to NHS England came after he previously met the organisation’s director, Sarah Creamer. The Conservative MP...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015 at 7:03 pm

Fire crews sent to two blazes in Brighton

Firefighters were sent to tackle two blazes in Brighton yesterday (Sunday 4 January). Two men needed medical treatment for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire broke out in an oven in Grand Parade Mews. The men were given oxygen therapy after the emergency services were...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015 at 6:38 pm

Three more face Brighton court as part of drink driving crackdown

Three more people are due to appear before Brighton magistrates after being arrested during the annual Christmas and new year crackdown on drink and drug driving. Sussex Police said that Steve Medlock, 49, was breathalysed in Olive Road, Hove, at 7.45pm on Tuesday 30 December...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015 at 6:19 pm

Reggie Perrin pile of clothes on Brighton beach prompts 999 search

A Reggie Perrin pile of clothes on a beach in Brighton prompted a search by the emergency services today (Saturday 3 January). Sussex Police said: “Police and coastguards have been searching the beach near Duke’s Mound, Madeira Drive, Brighton, after a member of the public found...
Posted On 04 Jan 2015 at 10:46 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion – Hughton kicks off with win

Brentford 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 New Albion boss Chris Hughton began his reign with an FA Cup third round win at Griffin Park. The improving David Stockdale kept Albion in the tie with a number of good saves. Glen Rea and Nzuzi Toko both featured on Albion’s bench....
Posted On 03 Jan 2015 at 8:26 pm

Protest planned as campaigners try to save historic Hove seafront building

A protest is planned for tomorrow morning (Saturday 3 January) as campaigners step up their efforts to save an historic building on Hove seafront. Despite the threat of heavy rain first thing, Brighton and Hove UKIP members hope to galvanise support for Medina House in King’s...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 8:54 pm

Mugger attacks and robs woman in Brighton street

A mugger punched a woman during a robbery in a Brighton street in broad daylight. The robbery happened in Elm Grove, Brighton, as the 19-year-old woman was leaning into her car. The thug reached into the woman’s car and tried to grab her handbag, Sussex Police said. But she...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 8:13 pm