Council leader issues warning to coronavirus scammers and profiteers

Council leader Nancy Platts has warned “unscrupulous businesses” that she will ask the government to withhold financial help if they profiteer during the coronavirus crisis. The Labour leader’s warning came during a “virtual” council meeting today (Tuesday 31 March). Councillor...

Coronavirus puts new deal for Royal Pavilion on hold

Plans to hand over the running of the Royal Pavilion to a charitable trust have been delayed because of the coronavirus crisis. The trustees had been due to take over the Royal Pavilion and Museums from Brighton and Hove City Council tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April). But the trustees...

Fire breaks out in kitchen

A fire broke out in a kitchen at a flat above a Brighton takeaway this lunchtime. The blaze started above Mumbai Express in Sutherland Road. Firefighters were called at 12.46pm and the fire was out half an hour later. A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “At...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020 at 6:22 pm

Council hands coronavirus crackdown powers to teams of officials

The council has assigned several teams of officers to crack down on those breaking new laws that order businesses to close during the coronavirus emergency. The decision was made this morning (Tuesday 31 March) by senior councillors at Brighton and Hove City Council’s fir...

Brighton medical school delivers vanload of protective equipment to Royal Sussex

Brighton and Sussex Medical School has donated thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The school, which is jointly run by Sussex University and Brighton University, donated more than 1,000 gowns, several thousand gloves and...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020 at 2:14 pm

Scores of online groups spring up to help people in Brighton and Hove keep in touch

From pub quizzes to exercise groups, singing workshops to afternoon tea – scores of people have set up local groups to help keep Brighton and Hove connected while we all stay at home. Here’s some of the innovative ways the city has found to maintain a virtual...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020 at 10:38 am

Concerns grow for missing Saltdean teenager

Concerns are growing for missing Saltdean teenager Owen Harding who has not been seen since last Thursday (26 March). Sussex Police urged anyone who sees him to call 999 but urged people to stick to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions rather than try to join any search for him....
Posted On 31 Mar 2020 at 8:23 am

Brighton man jailed for spitting at police and claiming to have coronavirus

A Brighton pensioner has been jailed for spitting at police officers while claiming to have coronavirus. Sussex Police said tonight (Monday 30 March): “A man who repeatedly spat at officers while claiming to be infected with coronavirus has been jailed. “The Crown Prosecution...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 9:41 pm

We need your help regarding Brighton & Hove Record Shops!

Have you seen our brand new directory over on our Music Page? Over the years Brighton has been an absolute goldmine filled with record shops and so we are endeavouring to catalogue as many of them as we can. This is why we have published “The Directory of Brighton & Hove...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 7:50 pm

Brighton artist plans coronavirus alternative to Open Houses

A Brighton painter wants to fill windows with art in May. Denise Harrison planned to show her work at the Phoenix Gallery as part of the Open Studios event, now postponed because of the covid-19 coronavirus. As an alternative, she wants people to display their art in their...