Brighton MP thrown out of the House of Commons

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has been thrown out of the House of Commons during a debate on Brexit after grabbing the ceremonial mace. Mr Russell-Moyle’s move, which echoes a similar stunt by former Tory MP Michael Heseltine in the 1970s, earned him an immediate...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 9:20 pm

Babes in the Wood families speak of their grief and relief as ‘monster’ Bishop is convicted of Wild Park murders

The families of the Babes in the Wood murder victims have spoken of their grief and relief as Russell Bishop was convicted of the Wild Park murders in Brighton in 1986. Lorna Heffron spoke for the the families outside the Old Bailey in London this afternoon (Monday 10 December)...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 4:15 pm

We never forgot Babes in the Wood or gave up on catching their killer, say police

Sussex Police never forgot or gave up on this case, said the man in charge of seeking justice for Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway. Superintendent Jeff Riley said after the verdict that it was a moment to remember the two murdered Brighton schoolgirls. Sussex Police said:...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 3:55 pm

Russell Bishop found guilty of Wild Park murders

Russell Bishop has been found guilty of the Babes in the Wood murders 32 years after Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway were killed in Wild Park, on the edge of Brighton. The jury of six men and six women took just two and a half hours to convict Bishop, 52, of two counts of...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 3:07 pm

One hit wonders prove they are no flash in the pan

THE VAPORS + DEPARTMENT S – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 8.12.18 After receiving a last minute call up to review this gig I left a family birthday party earlier than anticipated to make a dash to Lewes. I made it to the venue only 3 songs into the set, which considering the usual...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 2:49 pm

Babes in the Wood double murder trial – Jury goes out to consider verdict

The jury in the Babes in the Wood double murder trial has been sent out to consider its verdict. The six men and six women are being asked to consider whether former roofer Russell Bishop, 52, is guilty of murdering two nine-year-old girls – Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway – in...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 12:21 pm

Brexit – a way forward

I’m sure many people are now very tired of hearing about Brexit, which is understandable. However that doesn’t change the fact that we are facing one of the biggest national crises since World War Two if, as seems possible, Britain crashes out of the European Union in...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 11:27 am

Talk of the town tackles isolation and loneliness

With such a range of challenges to our city’s economy, security and communities facing us currently, I often wonder where to start. However, sometimes the answer lies in simple solutions to the bigger issues. Often these don’t require new council services but support for and...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018 at 9:43 am

Hove community group hands charity £1,750 raised at street party

A Hove community group has handed over a cheque for £1,750 to a bereavement charity after raising the money at a street party. The money was raised by 4 Streets in Hove which brings together people living in Belfast Street, Brooker Street, Connaught Terrace and Stirling Place....
Posted On 09 Dec 2018 at 12:01 pm

Johnny Moped set to return to Sussex

Amazingly enough, over the past 40 odd years I hadn’t actually seen Johnny Moped perform live until I saw them supporting The Damned at the Brighton Dome last month, and jolly good they were too! Johnny Moped is actually the name of the 5-piece punk band as well as being the...
Posted On 09 Dec 2018 at 1:42 am