Police appeal for help finding man who damaged Hove MP’s office window

Police have appealed for help finding a man who damaged Hove MP Peter Kyle’s office window yesterday (Wednesday 30 December). Sussex Police published a security camera picture of the man who hammered at the window in Church Road, Hove, at about 3pm causing relatively minor...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 5:51 pm

Steam and lights on top of Royal Sussex sparks reports of fire

Six fire engines were sent to reports of a fire on the top of the Royal Sussex County Hospital this afternoon – but the fire service says all they found was steam. Several people called East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service from 4.39pm after seeing what they thought was smoke...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 5:20 pm

Brighton newspaper owner sold for £10m

The regional publishing company that owns the Brighton and Hove Independent has been sold for £10.2 million. The deal will place JPi Media, formerly known as Johnston Press, in the hands of National World, which is run by newspaper veteran David Montgomery. The new owner has...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 3:53 pm

Burst water main and breakdown block A27

Emergency repairs to a burst water main coupled with a breakdown have combined to block the westbound A27 on the edge of Brighton this afternoon (Thursday 31 December). Traffic has been queueing from Lewes to Falmer, with drivers having to turn off by the Amex stadium and divert...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 3:17 pm

More flats for Hove seafront as £19m scheme wins approval on appeal

A developer has been given permission to build an eight-storey block of flats on Hove seafront, having won an appeal after Brighton and Hove City Council turned down his planning application. And the £19 million scheme will now only have to include two affordable homes rather...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 2:36 pm

Owner of four Brighton and Hove pubs urges politicians to rethink covid lockdown strategy

The owner of four pubs in Brighton and Hove has urged politicians to rethink the government’s coronavirus lockdown strategy in light of Sweden’s experience. The pub company JD Wetherspoon, founded by chairman Tim Martin, spoke out after the latest coronavirus restrictions were...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 11:13 am

Police arrest wanted Hove man hours after public appeal

Police have arrested a wanted man from Hove who skipped a court date last month – finding him within hours of a public appeal. Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 31 December): “Police have arrested Shouidur Rahman, 33, who was wanted for failing to appear in court on...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020 at 10:11 am

Actors, academics and ambulance service veteran honoured by the Queen

The actress Lesley Manville, who grew up in a council house in Hove, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours List. The 64-year-old, who was born in Brighton, learnt that she would be honoured by the Queen as she prepares to play her late sister Princess Margaret in The Crown...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 10:32 pm

A thousand new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove in one week

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has topped 1,000 in a week for the first time. The news emerged as the government announced a staggered return to school in the new year, with a fortnight’s delay for most secondary school students. Those taking exams are...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 9:48 pm

Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2020

The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this year’s Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date order. Enj...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 9:10 pm