Government publishes official coronavirus death toll for Brighton and Hove

The government has published the official coronavirus death toll for Brighton and Hove including care homes and hospices. The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and include deaths registered up to Friday 15 May. The ONS said that 70 deaths of people...
Posted On 30 May 2020 at 12:48 am

Town hall recovery team members hit back after rival’s criticisms

Five councillors charged with guiding Brighton and Hove’s economic and financial recovery from the coronavirus crisis set out their qualifications for the role today (Friday 29 May). They spoke out after recent barbed remarks from Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh who said...

Small businesses hit by coronavirus to receive £3m council boost

Councillors have agreed to give grants totalling at least £3.6 million to scores of small businesses in Brighton and Hove. The money is aimed at saving jobs, boosting key sectors and supporting essential services during the coronavirus crisis. In the past few months Brighton and...

School transport given £1m boost after ‘epic failure’

The collapse of the council’s home to school transport service was described as an “epic failure” as senior councillors agreed to budget extra cash. It means the school run for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will receive an extra £1 million and a...

Brighton teenager missing for three days

A Brighton teenager has been missing for three days, Sussex Police said today (Friday 29 May). The force said: “Police are searching for missing teenager Zak Craven. “Zak, 15, has been missing from his home address in Brighton since Tuesday (26 May). “He is described as white,...
Posted On 29 May 2020 at 3:10 pm

School restart likely to put pressure on PPE supplies

Health and care services for coronavirus patients remain at risk because of difficulties in obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE). A report to senior councillors said: “The key risk … is a combination of uncertainty in relation to supply and uncertainty in relation to...

Coronavirus contact tracing starts as number of cases creeps up again

A national contact tracing started today (Thursday 28 May) aimed at tackling the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus. The system will require those who are told that they have been near someone with the virus to quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days. MPs of all parties, including...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 9:07 pm

Premier League set to restart although Brighton & Hove Albion may have to wait

The Premier League looks set to resume on Wednesday 17 June although Brighton and Hove Albion may have to wait a little longer. It was announced today that Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United, the two fixtures delayed by the League Cup Final, are...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 6:42 pm

More buses to return to service from Monday

More buses are expected to be operating across Brighton and Hove from next week as the coronavirus lockdown is eased. Brighton and Hove Buses managing director Martin Harris said: “From Monday 1 June there will be a very significant scale up in service, virtually doubling the...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 5:50 pm

Brighton flat fire started by accident, investigation finds

A fire in a first-floor flat in Brighton yesterday morning started by accident, an investigation has found. One person has had to be rehoused as a result of the kitchen fire at the property in St George’s Road, Kemp Town. The aerial ladder platform was used to rescue someone from...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 4:28 pm