Brighton schoolgirl sobs as she tells jury how a trusted family friend abused her

A 14-year-old schoolgirl from Brighton sobbed as she told a jury how she was sexually abused by a trusted family friend. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was approaching her eighth birthday when the abuse started, the jury was told at Lewes Crown Court. She gave...
Posted On 02 Aug 2017 at 1:46 pm

Fraudsters dupe Brighton couple into handing over £13k

Fraudsters have duped an elderly couple from Brighton into handing over £13,000 in cash. Sussex Police said today: “An elderly couple have fallen prey to a courier cash fraud after being told their bank account had been compromised and now only contained counterfeit notes. “The...
Posted On 02 Aug 2017 at 12:42 pm

Brighton Palace Pier named as Britain’s most visited tourist attraction outside London

The Palace Pier in Brighton is Britain’s most visited tourist attraction outside London, a survey by Visit Britain has found. An estimated 4,650,000 people went to the pier last year, according to Visit Britain’s annual survey of visitor attractions. Only three venues in the...
Posted On 02 Aug 2017 at 10:49 am

Murray off as Brighton & Hove Albion held to a draw in Spain

Girona 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion were held to a goalless draw in Spain against La Liga new boys Girona. Both Jamie Murphy and Tomer Hemed managed to get the ball in the back of the hosts’ net but each effort was adjudged offside. Lewis Dunk captained the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017 at 9:54 pm

Council may scrap committees – but not yet and not for an elected mayor, says leader

The prospect of an elected mayor of Brighton and Hove has been ruled out by Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan. Councillor Morgan said that the current committee set-up may be scrapped – but not before the next local elections in 2019. If the council does scrap...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017 at 5:59 pm

Brighton shop loses drinks licence over £100k tax bill

A Brighton shop has had its drinks licence revoked after running up a bill of more than £100,000 for corporation tax and VAT (value-added tax). Koray Tatlidede, 33, the owner of Tipple, in Queen’s Road, appealed to Brighton Magistrates’ Court after the decision by a Brighton and...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017 at 5:13 pm

Brighton HIV charity issues plea for volunteers

A Brighton HIV and sexual health charity has issued a plea for volunteers to join its enthusiastic team. The Sussex Beacon wants people with a range of skills, interests and experience to help with its vital work, supporting people living with HIV. The charity said that the roles...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017 at 4:12 pm

MP says pension change will hit 15,000 people in Hove alone

Almost 15,000 people in Hove will have to work even longer before they can claim their pension, the town’s MP said in response to a government announcement. Peter Kyle said: “14,900 people in Hove have just discovered that they will be forced to work for a full year longer before...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017 at 8:20 am