Bank staff save dozens of elderly Brighton and Hove customers from fraudsters

Bank staff have saved dozens of people in Brighton and Hove – mostly elderly – from becoming the victims of fraud. Staff in local branches called the police 59 times last year, averting suspicious withdrawals and potentially saving vulnerable customers hundreds of...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019 at 6:34 pm

Hove MP asks police to investigate retail tycoon

Hove MP Peter Kyle has asked the Metropolitan Police to investigate Top Shop tycoon Sir Philip Green. The Labour MP, a member of the Commons Business Committee, made the request after the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported claims that the businessman groped a female executive and...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019 at 12:19 pm

Permission granted for £80m scheme to build homes, shops and offices by Hove station

A planning inspector has granted permission for an £80 million scheme to build homes, shops and offices by Hove station. Planning permission was granted by an independent inspector after the “Hove Gardens” project was turned down by Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019 at 8:31 am

Heroic Brighton police officers commended for saving drowning woman

Two heroic police officers went into the sea in Brighton to save the life of a drowning woman in the dark. PC Lara England and PC Lynsey Burkinshaw found the suicidal woman in the water near the West Pier. She appeared to be unconscious and non-responsive. Superintendent Ed de la...
Posted On 10 Feb 2019 at 12:16 pm

Police chief praises brother and sister who foiled shark thief at Hove Lagoon

It was like something out of Scooby Doo … if it wasn’t for those kids, a shark thief would have gotten away with it. And yesterday Brighton and Hove’s police chief publicly thanked the brother and sister who bravely confronted the man making off with a plastic shark’s head from...
Posted On 09 Feb 2019 at 6:54 pm

A City Plan to design and build a better Brighton and Hove

This week Green Councillors have published our response to the city’s blueprint for development, City Plan Part Two. This plan builds on the strategic vision in City Plan Part One and sets out what sort of built environment we want in the future. As important is how the city...
Posted On 09 Feb 2019 at 10:52 am

Homelessness cannot be solved by a single council – but here’s what we are doing

There has been a lot of questioning of the number of rough sleepers in the city of late. People say we are counting in the wrong way or we looked in the wrong places. This is a smokescreen for those wanting to undermine the efforts being made and distracts from two inescapable...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 5:57 pm

Leading detective recognised for bringing Brighton double murderer to justice

One of Brighton’s senior police officers has been officially recognised for his role in bringing murderer Russell Bishop to justice. Superintendent Jeff Riley was presented with a divisional commendation by Brighton and Hove police commander Lisa Bell. He led the long-running...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019 at 11:37 am

Judge sentences deportation flight protester from Brighton

A woman from Brighton has been sentenced for her part in a protest about deportation flights which involved physically preventing a flight from leaving Stansted airport. Lyndsay Burtonshaw, 28, a research associate at the School of Global Studies at Sussex University, was one of...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019 at 12:19 pm

Plans for three houses turned down by Brighton and Hove planners

Concerns about preserving a wildlife corridor in Ovingdean led to plans for three houses to be rejected. The three houses were designed to be cut into the slop of the hillside behind Wanderdown Road. The three-bedroom house and two four-bedroom houses, in Long Hill, would have...