Local People: Roger Amerena
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:15 | One Comment

Tony Davenport takes a look at local conservation ‘philanthropist’ Roger Amerena, and how things might not be what they seem

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Residents’ Association Hold Christmas Party In
 Chairman’s Front Room
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:10 | No Comment

The Clifton Montpelier Powis Community Alliance (CMPCA) have often graced the pages of this publication for the various dubious activities of their officers. This year the organisation, which claims to represent some 2,500 households in the area, will be holding their official Christmas party (at £7.50 per head) in the chairman’s house. We’d love be able to tell you where all money went to, including £6,700 they fleeced from the National Lottery, but despite the constitution calling for open viewing of the documents of the association, and residents’ requests to do so, the officers have refused. One wonders what they are trying to hide.

Local History For Sale In
 Auction This Month
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:09 | No Comment

Gorringes in Lewes will be selling a collection of Brighton prints belonging to Anthony Dale (1912-1993), founder of the Regency Society on 8th December, including two signed and dated watercolours of Kemptown by Norman Janes …

Respected Local Businessman Dies Following Road Rage Attack
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:08 | No Comment

Tony Magdi, owner of a greengrocers in Portland Road, Hove, has died following injuries he sustained in a road rage incident outside his shop. Mr. Magdi, who was 52, was punched by Paul Lambeth so …

MPs Expenses
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:07 | No Comment

The parliamentary body which organises MP’s expenses has released details of the claims made by our three MPs. Cheapest of the bunch was Mike Weatherley, Conservative MP for Hove who claimed £2,450 since May. Next …

You Might Survive A 
Brighton Hospital Visit
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:05 | No Comment

Good news for those planning a new year op: despite several hospitals in the county having a higher than expected mortality rate for those passing through their doors, the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern …

Regency Ward Councillor Cleared In Appeal Hearing
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:05 | No Comment

Common sense has prevailed, at least in one sector of political life, as Green councillor for Regency ward Jason Kitcat was cleared of any wrongdoing by a Standards Board appeal. Mr. Kitcat had uploaded footage …

Are you the Lottery Winner?
Sun, 12/12/10 – 11:04 | No Comment

Camelot, the organisation which runs the National Lottery, have appealed to Brighton and Hove residents to re-check their lottery tickets as the nearly £3 million prize from 10th November draw has never been collected. The …

History Centre To Stay Open
Sun, 21/02/10 – 11:02 | One Comment

Many were relived to hear that the council’s plan to close the local History Centre has been cancelled. Good to see that the council are taking note of people’s views in the press and through …

West Pier Lit Up By Lasers
Sun, 21/02/10 – 11:00 | No Comment

It was a futuristic treat for residents as last week the West Pier was lit up by computer-controlled green lasers. The lasers setup was designed in part by local artist Niki Best, and executed by …

O Dear
Sun, 21/02/10 – 10:59 | One Comment

Despite the start of the clearing of the remains of the West Pier it seems that the developers behind the Brighton O are still short of funds, as REGENCY reported several issues ago. They have …

Blogger Off
Sun, 21/02/10 – 10:58 | No Comment

The end of an era – one of the Green councillors for Queen’s Park, Ben Duncan, has closed his online blog. Ben, who gave as such bizarre rants as his opinion that the “White Nights” …