5 things we found out from Graham Potter and Paul Barber’s press conference

Albion boss Graham Potter and chief executive Paul Barber gave some insight as to how Brighton and Hove Albion are coping with the coronavirus. 1) Striker Glenn Murray isn’t too keen on playing behind closed doors. Graham Potter said: “Football is better with supporters but we...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 10:59 pm

Stay away from Brighton urges council leader

Tourists have been urged to stay away from Brighton and Hove this weekend by council leader Nancy Platts as she spoke about the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Councillor Platts said: “Usually we welcome visitors to Brighton and Hove but this weekend we’re asking...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 10:17 pm

Neo-classical frontage to go if planners approve new offices

A developer plans to knock down a neo-classical 1930s building in the centre of Brighton and replace it with a six-storey office block. Kruton, the London-based developer, wants to demolish the four-storey building that has been home to the Brighton Media Centre, music venue...

Hove MP chides government for closing Parliament early

Hove MP Peter Kyle has chided the government for closing Parliament early yesterday (Wednesday 25 March) in a time of crisis. The Labour MP told the House of Commons: “I am extremely concerned at the implications of closing Parliament early. “The irony will be lost on no one....
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 6:00 pm

Brighton i360 to turn blue to support ‘clap for our carers’

The British Airways i360 is to turn its tower blue to thank NHS workers and to back the “Clap for our Carers” campaign. The i360 said: “We’ll be supporting #ClapForOurCarers by lighting our tower blue every night to show our support and gratitude for our incredible NHS worker...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 5:42 pm

Brighton and Hove asked to join viral clap for carers campaign tonight

Everyone stuck at home in Brighton and Hove is being asked to join in applause for carers across the UK this evening. Londoner Annemarie Plas launched the viral campaign Clap For Carers UK inspired by similar events in Spain, France and Annemarie’s home country of The...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 5:02 pm

Hove MP asks Prime Minister about testing delays at nursing home where resident has coronavirus

Hove MP Peter Kyle has asked the Prime Minister about delays in testing elderly residents and staff at a nursing home where a case of coronavirus has been confirmed. Today Mr Kyle described the staff there as heroes for putting themselves at personal risk to give the loving and...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 4:25 pm

Pollution levels in Brighton and Hove halve during coronavirus lockdown

The amount of air pollution in Brighton has halved since people started working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC analysed average daily nitrogen dioxide emissions for all of the UK’s monitoring stations for eight days from 17 March, when people were told...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 2:55 pm

Hove Boots tells public they don’t have coronavirus tests and urges people not to come to the store

A Hove branch of Boots is urging people not to come into the store as they don’t have the coronavirus antibody tests which Public Health England suggested could be available within days yesterday. Professor Sharon Peacock, direction of PHE’s National Infection Service...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 1:16 pm

£500 reward for on-the-run burglary suspect

Police are still searching for 36-year-old Toni Deerans, who is wanted in connection with numerous offences. A £500 reward is being offered for information which leads to her arrest and conviction. Deerans is wanted for a series of burglaries in the Brighton area and a robbery...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 12:25 pm
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