Brighton man jailed for spitting at police and claiming to have coronavirus

A Brighton pensioner has been jailed for spitting at police officers while claiming to have coronavirus. Sussex Police said tonight (Monday 30 March): “A man who repeatedly spat at officers while claiming to be infected with coronavirus has been jailed. “The Crown Prosecution...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 9:41 pm

We need your help regarding Brighton & Hove Record Shops!

Have you seen our brand new directory over on our Music Page? Over the years Brighton has been an absolute goldmine filled with record shops and so we are endeavouring to catalogue as many of them as we can. This is why we have published “The Directory of Brighton & Hove...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 7:50 pm

Brighton artist plans coronavirus alternative to Open Houses

A Brighton painter wants to fill windows with art in May. Denise Harrison planned to show her work at the Phoenix Gallery as part of the Open Studios event, now postponed because of the covid-19 coronavirus. As an alternative, she wants people to display their art in their...

Councillors asked to sign blank cheque to tackle fall-out from coronavirus

Senior councillors are being asked to sign a blank cheque as officials wrestle with the mounting costs of tackling the coronavirus crisis. A Brighton and Hove City Council report seeking permission to spend millions of pounds extra in the coming weeks and months said: “It is not...

School admission appeals on hold as council focuses on coronavirus

Council bosses are asking parents to be patient as they await government instructions on how to deal with school admissions appeals this year. The system for handling appeals – and deciding which school a child will attend – is likely to change in light of the coronavirus...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 6:28 pm

Councillors to grant officials emergency coronavirus enforcement powers

Council officials are expected to take on emergency coronavirus enforcement powers under new laws passed last week. Tomorrow (Tuesday 31 March) senior councillors are being asked to agree who will have the job of ensuring pubs, restaurants and other businesses stay shut in...

Squatters evicted from Brighton pub

A group of squatters, some of whom were self-isolating, have been evicted from an empty Brighton pub. The four people living in the former Cease and Desist pub in Middle Street – previously called The Globe – had been there for about a week when security turned up on...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 2:59 pm

University unions hit out at plans to end temporary contracts

Plans to terminate temporary contracts at the University of Sussex have been slammed by unions representing contractors working on campus. The university’s vice chancellor Adam Tickell wrote to budget holders last Wednesday asking them to review all temporary and casual...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 2:28 pm

OAP charged with spitting at police and claiming he had coronavirus

A Brighton OAP has been charged with spitting at police officers while claiming he was infected with coronavirus. Peter Davy is due at Brighton Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of assaulting emergency workers and two more public order offences. The alleged...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 9:37 am

The History of Brighton & Hove Record Shops – The Directory

We need your help! Are you able to add any information to our directory of 100 years of record shops in Brighton & Hove? Please read on and place any relevant details at the end. Thank you. Some of the very best moments in my life have been whilst record shopping! The thrill...