Brighton Pride arsonist causes £30k damage to toilets

An arson attack at Brighton and Hove Pride caused £30,000 damage to a block of portable toilets. The toilets, on the north side of the park near Preston Park Avenue, were deliberately set alight at about 10pm on Saturday 7 August. Detectives from Sussex Police are trying to find...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 5:23 pm

Brighton and Hove parents fined for having truant children

Parents in Brighton and Hove have been fined nearly £3,000 in the past year for failing to ensure their children attended school. The total was announced by Brighton and Hove City Council after the four latest prosecutions. In the four new cases, parents were fined £1,450 between...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 4:12 pm

Dangerous Hove junction to be made safer

One of Brighton and Hove´s most dangerous junctions is to have new traffic signalling equipment. Brighton and Hove City Council is to install the signals at the junction of Holland Road and Western Road in Hove. Paul Elgood, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Brunswick and...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 10:24 am

Police fine Brighton cyclists

Brighton cyclists were stopped in St James´s Street yesterday as part of an “action day”. Eight Sussex Police officers stopped people cycling the wrong way down the one-way street and gave them fixed penalty notices. Chris Cooke, chairman of the St James´s Area Local Action Team...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 7:12 am

Brighton MP asks Chancellor to help small firms

A Brighton MP is urging the taxman to help local businesses by issuing VAT numbers more quickly. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said his concern follows a plea for help from a small businessman in his constituency. The man was told by Revenue and Customs...
Posted On 17 Aug 2010 at 7:05 am

Brighton couple racially abuse Brighton mother and children on bus

Sussex Police today released CCTV images of a man and a woman who racially abused a mother and her two young children on a bus. The mother, from Brighton, has a southern European/Mediterranean appearance. She was on the 81 bus in Elm Grove with her children aged 5 and 7 when an...
Posted On 16 Aug 2010 at 10:40 pm

Portslade sex offender jailed

A Portslade man has been jailed for seven years for having, making and distributing indecent images of children and for sexual assault. George Roy Balcombe Jestico, 64, of Vale Road, Portslade, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 13 August. He was charged with four...
Posted On 16 Aug 2010 at 10:26 pm

Big Issue given 20 pitches in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove has set aside 20 official pitches for Big Issue sellers as part of a drive to tackle begging in the area. Apart from branded pitches, Big Issue sellers will also be given their own uniforms. According to Brighton and Hove City Council, its policies aimed at...
Posted On 16 Aug 2010 at 11:41 am

Brighton beach performers shine

Brighton beach forms the backdrop to one of the YouTube hits of the moment. It features a sequence of people miming a cover version of Baby by 16-year-old Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The location is next to The Meeting Place café by the Peace Statue and the border of Brighton...
Posted On 16 Aug 2010 at 11:07 am

Brighton detectives seek thug who paralysed victim in bottle attack

Brighton detectives have issued a fresh appeal for help tracing a brutal thug who left his victim partially paralysed. They believe that they may know the identity of one of the two men who were present when the attack took place. The assault happened near the Thistle hotel in...
Posted On 15 Aug 2010 at 8:10 am