Court orders conman to pay back £25k or stay in prison

A court has ordered a jailed conman to repay £25,000 within three months or spend an extra three years in prison. Jeremy Penfold, 31, was jailed for 30 months for defrauding seven victims across Sussex, including one from Hove. At Brighton Crown Court earlier this month he was...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 8:39 pm

Sales rise at Brighton and Hove coffee shop chain

Sales have edged up at the Brighton and Hove coffee shop chain Small Batch, according to the company’s latest accounts. Turnover rose to £3.9 million in the year to the end of January from £3.8 million in the previous financial year. Gross profit also rose, from £1.3...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 10:50 am

Coin Co bosses banned from being directors after Brighton and Hove council lost £3m

The bosses of a company that left Brighton and Hove’s taxpayers more than £3 million out of pocket have been banned from running any businesses. The bans come after Coin Co International collapsed owing £3.2 million to Brighton and Hove City Council. They collected cash on behalf...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 1:15 am

Why I rebelled on the latest Brexit vote by Peter Kyle

On Thursday (14 June) I voted against the government and my own party in the Commons to support Britain retaining membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) if we leave the European Union (EU). I want to tell you why. There are some people who just want us to leave every...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 12:55 am

Brighton’s former neighbourhood police chief takes senior Met job

Brighton and Hove’s former neighbourhood police chief has been promoted to a top job with the Metropolitan Police. Assistant Chief Constable Laurence Taylor is leaving Sussex Police for the Met where he becomes Deputy Assistant Commissioner on Monday 2 July. Mr Taylor will have...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 12:25 am