Visit Brighton becomes Do Not Visit Brighton as coronavirus toll climbs

Visit Brighton has renamed itself Do Not Visit Brighton as efforts are stepped up to discourage people from crowding the seafront again this weekend. We’ve changed our name as we are urging people not to Visit Brighton. #StayAtHome Protect the NHS. Save Lives. Thank you! —...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 7:30 pm

Developer vows to include ‘affordable’ homes in Hove scheme

A developer said that it would keep its commitment to offer “affordable” rents for 10 per cent of the homes in its new development. Moda Living has planning permission for its £260 million project to build 800 homes on the Sackville Trading Estate in Hove. However,...

We must work together to shield the vulnerable and save lives

The Conservative government is helping to support Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic with an £8.1 million grant. It comes as our country faces an unprecedented challenge – and shielding our most vulnerable people is one of the most...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 2:14 pm

Is this the doorstep conman who stole £6k from a trusting pensioner in Hove?

Sussex Police are trying to trace a doorstep conman who fleeced a trusting pensioner in Hove. The force has published pictures of the man suspected of stealing £6,000 from the elderly woman’s bank account. She was conned by a bogus worker who claimed to be from the council and...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 1:48 pm

More young people becoming homeless as families crack under coronavirus pressure

More teenagers and young adults are becoming homeless as families crack under the pressure of the coronavirus lockdown. YMCA DownsLink Group is urging households to get counselling after seeing a rise in the number of cases, with nine people coming to them just yesterday morning...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 12:33 pm

Non-keyworker council staff asked to help out with getting food to vulnerable people

Council staff who work in non-keyworker roles are being asked to volunteer for redeployment into other areas such as supporting care homes and delivering food. The Government produced a list of keyworkers whose children could still come to school, with many roles overseen by...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 11:53 am

Owner plans to squeeze house on to tiny corner plot

Plans to build a three-storey house in a Brighton cul de sac are due to go before councillors next week. Officials have recommended granting planning permission for the application to build the property which would have three bedrooms, a car port and a roof terrace but no garden....

We will pull through together and emerge even stronger

Monday’s announcement on the covid-19 lockdown was a necessary measure and there’s no doubt it’s going to be an extremely tough time. My primary concern is to protect people living and working in our city but most of all our more vulnerable residents. By taking the actions below,...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 12:01 am