Brighton woman helped cannabis café

A Brighton woman has admitted her part in the operation of a cannabis café. Wendy Edwards, 40, of Haybourn Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply cannabis at the start of two-week trial. Two men were convicted at the end of the trial – Michael Allday, 44, of...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 6:31 pm

Hove’s Floral Clock Christmas tree lights switched on

The lights on Hove’s Floral Clock Christmas Tree have been switched on by the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Ann Norman. Children from St Peter’s Community Infant and Nursery School in Portslade sang carols round the tree in Palmeira Square, Hove. The 20ft tree has been...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 4:10 pm

Hove chef forced out by rats

A Hove chef has been banned from his own restaurant because of a rat infestation. Alaa el-Dein Asfour has also been ordered to pay more than £6,000 in fines and costs by Brighton magistrates. Brighton and Hove City Council described it as one of the city’s worst food hygiene...
Posted On 25 Nov 2009 at 11:52 pm

Brighton party death – family pay tribute

The family of a girl who died at a party in Brighton on Saturday have issued a statement. Adrian Price, the grandfather of 14-year-old Gabrielle Price spoke for her parents, Chris and Angie, and the rest of the family when he said: “We would like to thank everybody who have been...
Posted On 25 Nov 2009 at 7:10 pm

Two Brighton boys arrested after officers recover stolen car

Police arrested two teenage boys in Woodingdean after officers recovered a car stolen in Brighton at lunchtime today. The boys, aged 13 and 16, are both from Brighton and are being held in custody. The car, a Ford Mondeo, was taken from Hartington Road, Brighton, just before 1pm....
Posted On 25 Nov 2009 at 6:06 pm

Brighton drivers prone to prangs, says research

Brighton drivers are among the most accident-prone in the country, according to new research. They came fifth in a poll behind those from Bristol, Swansea, Belfast and Coventry. The poll was carried out for Specsavers, the chain of opticians, which is eyeing an opportunity to do...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 1:16 am

Brighton's first eco-park on its way

Brighton and Hove is to have its first eco-park. Saunders Park, just off Lewes Road, Brighton, is to be given a make-over by the environmental charity Groundwork with the help of money from Marks & Spencer. Groundwork plans to involve children from three local schools to help...
Posted On 23 Nov 2009 at 11:47 pm

Owen hosts Hove 'Question Time'

TV newsreader Nicholas Owen chaired a Question Time style session at Hove Town Hall on Saturday. The 90-minute session gave residents a chance to question a panel of Brighton and Hove councillors and representatives from the police, health service and community sector. It marked...
Posted On 23 Nov 2009 at 11:19 pm

Brighton and Hove taxi numbers may soar

Restrictions on the number of taxis in Brighton and Hove could be scrapped. At present 528 cabbies have licences, with five new licences granted each year in May. Brighton and Hove City Council is one of the few local authorities to restrict the number of taxi licences. It has no...
Posted On 22 Nov 2009 at 11:31 pm

Revamp for Brighton Society website

One of Brighton’s most respected campaigning groups has revamped its website. The Brighton Society aims to conserve and improve the amenities of Brighton and Hove and encourages the preservation of architecturally and historically interesting buildings. The society was set up in...
Posted On 21 Nov 2009 at 8:13 pm