Anti-semitism and bullying drove me out, says Brighton councillor who switched from Labour to Conservative

Anti-semitism and bullying drove a Brighton Labour councillor Anne Meadows to join the Conservatives, she said today. Councillor Meadows is married to a man of Jewish descent and has spoken out about anti-semitism in the past. The sun was shining and so pleased to be a part of...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 1:17 pm

Prime Minister welcomes Brighton Labour councillor’s defection to Tories at Question Time in Commons

The Prime Minister has welcomed the defection of Brighton Labour councillor Anne Meadows to the Tories at Question Time in the House of Commons. Theresa May took the opportunity to take aim at anti-semitism in the Labour Party as she answered a question from Conservative...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 12:48 pm

Controlling man jailed for emotional abuse of partner

A builder who emotionally abused his partner by stalking her via social media and making hoax 999 calls so police would go to her house in the middle of the night has been jailed. Sam Bridgeham, 33, admitted coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship and of...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 12:44 pm

‘I’m not quitting Labour,’ says Hove MP

The Labour MP for Hove will not be following eight colleagues in quitting their party, he said this morning (Wednesday 20 February). Peter Kyle, who has been critical of the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, said: “I’m not about to quit. It’s not even crossed my mind in the build up...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 12:33 pm

Leading Brighton Labour councillor defects to Tories

A leading Labour councillor has defected to the Conservatives, leaving the Tories as the largest party on Brighton and Hove City Council and poised to try to wrest control weeks before the local elections. Councillor Anne Meadows, who chairs the council’s Housing and New...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 11:00 am

Police dog detains suspected drug dealer in Brighton

A police dog detained a suspected drug dealer in Brighton last night (Tuesday 19 February). Sussex Police said: “A suspected drug-dealer said ‘it really hurt’ when he was bitten and detained by Police Dog Spike. “This was after he twice attempted to outrun...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 9:42 am

Two men charged with drug dealing in Brighton

Two men have been charged with drug dealing in Brighton, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Two men have been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering in Brighton. “The two were arrested earlier this month after prevention officers searched a flat in North...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 7:51 am

The legendary Alice Cooper and The Stranglers on the same Brighton bill

Alice Cooper is back in the UK this October, returning to the country that first embraced him, in the 50th year since the first Alice Cooper album release, and bringing an all-new show. Still the best rock show in the world, a night with Alice is full of the shocks, dark humour...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019 at 1:24 am
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