Council housing boss charged with fraud and corruption

Two men and a property company face charges of fraud and corruption in relation to the work of Brighton and Hove City Council’s housing department. Former council boss Jugal Sharma, 61, of Holland Road, Hove, Ashley Parker, 59, of Balfour Road, Ilford, Essex, and KEM...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 1:37 pm

Husband beat wife ‘black and blue’ then blamed lockdown stress

An abusive husband who beat his wife ‘black and blue’ was told the stress of lockdown was “absolutely no excuse” by a crown court judge today. Haracharn Sokhi, 63, punched his wife and cut her with a saw over the course of several hours in May last year,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 1:24 pm

Brighton medical school wins £7m grant for research into ‘ignored’ diseases

Brighton and Sussex Medical School has been awarded a grant worth £7 million for research into “ignored” diseases. The money will go to the Global Health Research Unit at the medical school (BSMS) which works on some of the most neglected tropical diseases. The five-year funding...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 11:57 am

Brighton pub company returns to profit despite covid measures

A Brighton pub company has reported a return to profit despite having to close for more than four months because of the government’s coronavirus regulations. The Laine Pub Company, which runs more than 50 pubs in Brighton and Hove, London and Birmingham, said that its profit...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 10:58 am

Hove man jailed for five years over haul of ‘unusually pure’ heroin

A Hove man who aimlessly walked across the railway tracks with more than 100 grams of heroin in his bag has been jailed for five years. Babar Shahabi, 53, and of Hardwick Road, was arrested at Gatwick railway station in October 2019. Last week, a jury at Brighton Crown Court...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 10:14 am

Watchdog praises Portslade school despite concerns over reading

A “good” primary school in Portslade has been praised by the official watchdog Ofsted although it faces a “full inspection” next time after concerns were raised about reading. St Nicolas Church of England Primary School, in Locks Hill, Portslade, provides “enriching experiences...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove property prices fuelled by Londoners moving down to work from home

Surging property prices in Brighton and Hove are being fuelled by Londoners moving out to work from home, according to Rightmove. The online property site said that the average price tag on a home jumped by £852 this month – or 0.3 per cent this month. Across Britain, the average...

Hove and Rottingdean affected by Royal Mail delays

The Royal Mail said that postal delays were affecting the level of service in Hove and Rottingdean. In an update yesterday (Monday 17 January) the Royal Mail said: “Deliveries are operating as normal across most of the country today. “We aim to deliver to all addresses we have...
Posted On 18 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am
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