Police hunt Brighton burglar who was jailed over ‘Paddy Pantsdown’ affair

Police are hunting a serial burglar who was jailed almost 30 years ago for his part in exposing politician Paddy Ashdown’s affair with his secretary. Simon Berkowitz, 74, is wanted now for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his latest release licence. Berkowitzwas jailed...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 3:44 pm

Teenager stabbed and seriously injured in phone mugging in Brighton

An 18-year-old was seriously injured when he was stabbed in the chest as he was robbed of his mobile phone. The attack happened in Church Street, Brighton, close to St Nicholas’ Church, in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday 26 March). The victim made his way to the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 1:40 pm

Police hunt wanted man who was recently seen in Brighton

Police are looking for a wanted man who was recently seen in Brighton. Sussex Police said that Jamie O’Neill was being sought in Sussex for failing to appear in court in Scotland. The force said: “Jamie O’Neill, 34, failed to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriffs Court on Friday 19...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021 at 11:05 am

Pitch battle: Councillors clash over tents for homeless and begging in Brighton

Councillors argued about begging in Brighton and tents for the homeless being pitched in parks and in city centre streets. There were concerns that people would be encouraged to pitch tents and beg if Brighton and Hove City Council passed the “Homeless Bill of Rights”. But others...

Councillors urged to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in review of council’s latest contract wrangle

A review of the process that led to the domestic abuse charity RISE losing key council contracts should “leave no stone unturned”, councillors urged. They also called on officials to respond promptly to requests for information as a working group prepares to look into the latest...