Albion offers fans three month payment holiday

Brighton and Hove Albion is offering fans a three-month payment holiday from May to July. The club said following a meeting of its board earlier today, it was decided by the directors that all renewing season-ticket holders and 1901 Club members will have the opportunity to opt...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 5:16 pm

Babes in the Wood murderer’s girlfriend faces perjury charge

The former girlfriend of Babes in the Wood murderer Russell Bishop faces charges of perjury and perverting justice. Jenny Johnson, 54, who had a child with Bishop and lived with him in Hollingdean, has been summonsed to court in May. The charges relate to statements made by...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 4:35 pm

Brighton councillor’s gif-based guide to beating coronavirus

A senior councillor has set out how people should be observing new coronavirus guidelines in a series of gifs.  Dan Yates was inspired by the rants of various Italian mayors pleading with their citizens to stay at home. Instead of a video message, he compiled this guide to how to...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 4:29 pm

Local Brighton and Hove food stores who are now delivering

As the coronavirus crisis progresses, more and more neighbourhood food stores are now offering deliveries. Here are some of the places now offering groceries straight to your doorstep – if you know of any others, please leave a comment: (For local independent shops selling...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 3:45 pm

Three councillor committee to rule on urgent planning applications during coronavirus crisis

For the next four months, a team of three councillors will make the most urgent planning decisions. Brighton and Hove City Council’s three party leaders agreed one councillor from each of the Labour, Green and Conservative groups will make urgent decisions rather than leave...

Student flats approved by stripped-down planning committee

Plans for two blocks of student flats on a garage site have been approved by a stripped down planning committee despite fears they are too large. Ninety-one studio flats are planned for the one to five-storey blocks on an irregular shaped plot behind terraced houses in...

Pair who robbed disabled man still on the run

Police are continuing to search for wanted Kirsty Norris and David Mercer. Norris has a medical condition and police are concerned that she may be in need of urgent medical care. Police are appealing for anyone with information on her whereabouts to make contact. Kirsty Norris,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 12:52 pm

Playgrounds and skateparks close – but the beach remains open

Signs are being put up around the city’s playgrounds and skateparks today to tell people they are closed during the coronavirus lockdown. Beaches and parks are being kept open – but only for exercise, not picnics or other gatherings. Council leader Nancy Platts said:...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 11:55 am

Brighton and Hove closes its waste tips

Brighton and Hove’s two tips have been closed to keep its staff safe after a high number of people visited the site, making it impossible for people to keep away from each other. Brighton and Hove Council said it would be recruiting more drivers and binmen to get rounds...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 11:03 am