Suspected kidnapping in Brighton prompts police appeal for information

A man was attacked and then forced into a car in Brighton last night (Thursday 12 March), according to Sussex Police. The force is treating the incident, in St Martin’s Street, as a suspected kidnapping. Today police appealed for information, saying: “Police are appealing for...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 7:20 pm

Brighton Marathon postponed until September

The Brighton Marathon has been postponed until September as concerns grow about the coronavirus outbreak. The race was due to be run on Sunday 19 April – the main event in a busy weekend for organisers, runners, spectators and others. But the organisers said that, with a heavy...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 7:18 pm

Ninth coronavirus case in Brighton and Hove confirmed

A ninth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Brighton and Hove today (Friday 13 March). It was one of 207 cases of covid-19 confirmed today by Public Health England, the biggest one-day increase so far. It brings the cumulative number of cases in the United Kingdom to 797, with...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 6:19 pm

Second band cancels tour including Brighton gig due to Coronavirus

It has just been brought to our attention that Glasgow rock band Twin Atlantic have now also cancelled the remaining tour dates due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They were due to appear in Brighton at the Concorde 2 on Wednesday 18th March. The band are looking to reschedule the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 5:24 pm

Architects behind Big Ben restoration appointed for Madeira Terraces

The architects behind the restoration of Westminster and Big Ben have been appointed to lead the long-awaited first stage of work on the Madeira Terraces. Specialist firm Purcell Architecture, based in Canterbury, have been awarded the contract for the first phase of the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 4:46 pm

Hove drink driver who flipped her car disqualified for two years

A drink-driver crashed and overturned her car just seconds after leaving her home in Hove. Police were called to Bellingham Crescent after a silver Ford Fiesta collided with an unattended white Ford Transit Tipper. The Fiesta driver was helped out of her vehicle and taken to...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 4:43 pm

Brian James book launch in Brighton

BRIAN JAMES – WATERSTONES BRIGHTON 12.03.20 The Brighton & Hove News Music Team were on a tight schedule this evening as we were endeavouring to cover two ‘happenings’ in the City, one immediately after the other, with the second one being a hardcore punk gig in Hove...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 4:43 pm

First Sussex University coronavirus patient now recovered, second getting better

The first confirmed coronavirus patient connected to Sussex University is now well again and the second is making a swift recovery, students have been told today. Vice-chancellor Adam Tickell emailed students today to update them on the situation following reports last Friday and...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 4:30 pm

Food from cancelled Albion game donated to the homeless

Brighton and Hove Albion have donated food originally purchased for the hospitality lounges and retail kiosks, for the match against Arsenal, originally scheduled for tomorrow, to the city’s homeless community. The move comes after Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas called on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 4:29 pm

Council says lorry that hit Hanover house was ignoring diversion signs

The council says a lorry which crashed into a house on a narrow Hanover street was ignoring diversion signs. The McDonald’s lorry was one of several large vehicles which found themselves negotiating the warren of Hanover streets on Tuesday night, when the A23 was closed at...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 3:17 pm
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