Andy Murray splits from Brighton student girlfriend

Brighton University student Kim Sears has broken up with tennis player Andy Murray, according to newspaper reports. Sears, 21, who is studying English literature at Brighton, was absent when Murray took part in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 arena in London this week. The...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 8:48 pm

Brighton students win radio prize

A Brighton radio station has won a national prize.   University Radio Falmer (URF), which broadcasts on the internet, took the award for Best Technical Achievement at the National Student Radio Awards. Project Sunshine, the station’s revolutionary way of displaying its...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 10:30 am

Brighton and Hove parking enforcement concerns prompt e-petition

Parking in Brighton and Hove has such a terrible reputation that two councillors have started a petition to bring the contract back in-house. Liberal Democrat councillors Paul Elgood and David Watkins say that residents, businesses and visitors would be better served if on-street...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 8:00 am

Empty homes in Brighton and Hove back in use

Empty homes in Brighton and Hove are being lived in again at a rate of 14 a month. A total of 253 empty properties have been returned to use over the past 18 months by the Empty Property Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. The figures were published by the council to coincide...
Posted On 28 Nov 2009 at 7:30 am

Hove man jailed for false imprisonment of call girl

A Hove man has been jailed for holding a call girl down by the throat to stop her escaping from his home. Rupert Verrell, 31, held the girl, known as Kitty, against her will at his home in Palmeira Avenue, Hove. He had called the prostitute in August 2007 and drank a lot and took...
Posted On 28 Nov 2009 at 12:20 am

Brian Eno tops Brighton Festival bill for 2010

The Brighton Festival has signed up Brian Eno – the pop musician and record producer – for next year. Eno, 61, the former Roxy Music keyboard player, is to be the guest curator of the 44th Brighton Festival. He will present his work 77 Million Paintings, an installation...
Posted On 27 Nov 2009 at 11:39 pm

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