It’s no picnic! Council leader says coronavirus lockdown is about saving lives

Groups of people held picnics and barbecues at the weekend despite the coronavirus lockdown rules, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. Council leader Nancy Platts again called on people to respect the social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic....
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 11:39 pm

More than 300 coronavirus cases confirmed in Brighton and Hove

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove now totals more than 300, according to the latest figures. Public Health England (PHE) said that 305 people in Brighton and Hove had tested positive for covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. The figure for West...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 8:44 pm

Lockdown poses challenges for people with learning difficulties

Adjusting to life in lockdown is taking its toll of people living with learning difficulties, according to a Brighton and Hove charity. The charity, Speak Out, has set up a helpline offering advice and support for people struggling to understand what they can and cannot do, as...

Planners approve eight new homes in Peacehaven

Planners have approved a scheme to build eight houses in Peacehaven using emergency decision-making powers adopted for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The decision to grant planning permission for the homes – in South Coast Road – was taken by officials in consultation...

Level cannabis dealers jailed

Four dealers who were caught on camera selling cannabis to youngsters at The Level skatepark have been sentenced. The four men were all arrested in summer 2018 along with three teenagers – two who were just 13 – after a series of deals were caught on CCTV. On Friday...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 3:46 pm

‘Hot site’ for coronavirus patients set up at Withdean

A primary care “hot site” for doctors to assess suspected coronavirus cases is being set up at Withdean. The Withdean Stadium car park was being cleared on Friday to make way for the new centre, which is due to open on Wednesday (22 April). The appointment-only service will be...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 3:30 pm

Buses spell out NHS to thank medics

Drivers at Brighton and Hove Buses’s Lewes Road garage spent time yesterday getting buses in position to spell out NHS to thank the medics caring for coronavirus patients. The tricky manoeuvres were the idea of bus company employees who decided themselves to show their...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 2:32 pm

Oktoberfest applies for 2020 licence

The organisers of Oktoberfest Brighton are hoping lockdown restrictions will end in time for it to return to The Level again this year. Whisky Bravo Productions has applied for a licence for the German-style beer festival on the northern part of the central Brighton park, where...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 2:13 pm

Rise in online stalking linked to coronavirus lockdown

Online stalking appears to be on the increase since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a Brighton charity. Veritas Justice has seen more reports of online stalking over the past few weeks, Sussex Police said today (Monday 20 April). The force said that the rise...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 1:07 pm

Brighton Concert Tickets – treasured souvenirs

The current lock-down situation has highlighted the void left in our lives from not being able to attend music concerts. This encouraged me to actively seek out those uniquely important small pieces of paper that have been hidden away over the past few decades and to collate them...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020 at 8:34 am