Storm-damaged Hove school to stay shut all week

A Hove school will stay shut for the week after suffering damage from Storm Ciara at the weekend. The King’s School site, in Hangleton Way, will reopen on Monday 24 February after the half-term holiday. But GCSE students in Year 11 will be taught at nearby Blatchington Mill...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 10:23 pm

Brighton nursing home in lockdown after coronavirus contact

A Brighton nursing home has closed its doors to visitors after it emerged one of the healthcare workers diagnosed with coronavirus had visited. Patcham Nursing Home in Eastwick Close, home to about 24 elderly people, began to turn away visitors today. None of the residents is...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 9:18 pm

Sussex student taken from campus in ambulance for coronavirus testing

A Sussex student was taken by masked medical staff in an ambulance to be tested for coronavirus today. The university emailed students to tell them about the development, saying Public Health England is in touch with their fellow students. The student involved had recently...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 5:59 pm

Two of today’s new confirmed coronavirus patients are healthcare workers

Two of the four new patients diagnosed in Brighton with coronavirus diagnosed are healthcare workers. Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas this afternoon confirmed that the pair were advised to self-isolate as soon as they were identified after coming into contact with the Hove...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 5:00 pm

Brighton doctors’ surgery undergoes deep clean over coronavirus concerns

A Brighton doctors’ surgery is undergoing a deep clean after a GP (general practitioner) who worked there had coronavirus diagnosed. The County Oak Medical Centre – home to Warmdene Surgery – aims to reopen to patients as soon as possible after the precautionary measure. This...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 4:08 pm

‘Oh Wonder’full night in Brighton

OH WONDER – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 08.02.20 My history and love of Oh Wonder started back in 2015 when I watched the detective series ‘Unforgotten’ on TV. Not only was the series awesome, but the theme tune was terrific as well. The song in question being Oh Wonder’s ‘All We...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 3:37 pm

Several pupils at different schools in Brighton and Hove told to self-isolate

Several pupils at different schools in Brighton and Hove have been told to self-isolate after coming into contact with the Hove father diagnosed with coronavirus. Parents at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) were emailed on Friday afternoon to tell them that a pupil was...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 12:59 pm

Coronavirus is not the zombie plague

It is probably worth mentioning that a normal coronavirus causes colds every year. This year we have seen a new one develop. We have seen this happen twice in recent history, SARS and MERS. Viruses change all the time. They mutate – and they make great headlines and movies when...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 12:45 pm

Four more Brighton people diagnosed with coronavirus

Four more Brighton and Hove residents have been diagnosed with coronavirus after coming into contact with the Hove father diagnosed last week. Three men and one woman were transferred to the same London hospital the Hove father is being treated at. All were infected while in...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 10:16 am

Union hits out as another patient transport service ambulance firm goes bust

The GMB union has criticised health chiefs as another “patient transport service” ambulance firm has gone bust. The union criticised the reliance on private providers, with at least four companies going out of business and another walking away over the past few years. GMB...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020 at 9:53 am
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