Stay at home – as PM announces coronavirus lockdown

Britain has been told to stay at home as the Prime Minister announced a coronavirus lockdown this evening (Monday 23 March). Boris Johnson said that, from tonight, people would be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes”. These are shopping for basic...
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 8:44 pm

The Great Escape – cancelled for 2020

Not surprisingly The Great Escape organisers have announced that this year’s event will now not be taking place at all. It will now be staged in Brighton from 12th to 15th May 2021. See below for further details.
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 5:36 pm

Local shops adapt to new coronavirus rules

Neighbourhood shops are adapting to new social distancing rules by starting deliveries and introducing queuing policies. Everyone in the UK is now being told to stay at least two metres away from other people outside their household – a rule which has frequently been broken...
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 5:01 pm

Campaign for more community space in Lectern site development

Community campaigners have got more space after fighting a developer’s change of plans. People in the Coombe Road area of Brighton were angry when the promised community space in plans for a new student block shrank from a café and meeting space to a tiny room previously...

Coronavirus: our city stands together

The coronavirus has made one thing clear: our inability as a country to cope with this crisis is no accident. It is through government failure. A decade of cuts, deregulation and the dismantling of social security has left the vulnerable, public services and local businesses...
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 12:38 pm

Let’s look out for one another during the coronavirus crisis

Obviously, the issue at the forefront of everybody’s minds at the moment is covid-19. This is a fast-moving situation, so please keep abreast of the government and Public Health England advice in relation to isolation, working and gatherings because it is regularly being updated....
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 12:02 pm

Brighton woman found dead at home

A woman’s body was found at her home in Brighton after police were called by people concerned for her welfare. The 31-year-old woman lived in Lincoln Street, in Hanover, where emergency services were called to on Thursday afternoon. Two ambulances and two paramedic first...
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 10:18 am