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...

Police urge public wanting to search for missing boy to obey lockdown

Whilst we acknowledge the positive public spirit in helping us search for Owen Harding, 16, missing from Saltdean, we urge everyone to abide by the government’s Covid-19 guidance at all times. Do not put yourself or anyone else at risk. See more ➡️ https://t.co/FMV27hDYom...
Posted On 29 Mar 2020 at 6:17 pm

Coronavirus means new chief constable will have to ‘hit the ground running’

The new chief constable of Sussex will have to “hit the ground running” to deal with social tensions brought about by the coronavirus crisis. That was the message from Katy Bourne, the Sussex police and crime commissioner, who has put out a national call for a successor to Giles...

Police helicopter and drones used in search for missing Saltdean teenager

The police helicopter and drones are being used in the search for missing teenager Owen Harding who has not been seen since Thursday. The 16-year-old’s mother, Stella Harding, is appealing for help to find the boy, who was last seen leaving his home in Saltdean to watch the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2020 at 11:30 am