Fewer jobs and flexible rosters proposed by fire chiefs

Fire chiefs are planning big changes that will place dozens of jobs at risk across Brighton and Hove and the wider East Sussex area. And it could leave Preston Circus and Roedean, in Brighton, and Hove as three of just five whole-time fire stations run by East Fire and Rescue...

Planners approve £60m scheme to turn Hove car showroom into 148 flats

A £60 million scheme to build 148 flats on the site of a former car showroom in Hove has been granted planning permission. The scheme was approved despite concerns about the effect of the three proposed blocks – one of them 11 storeys high – on people living near by. And...

Engineering firm switches focus to face shields for fight against coronavirus

An engineering company has come up with its own design for personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health and care staff and has started making them at its premises at Shoreham Airport. Today Ricardo chief executive Dave Shemmans made one of the first deliveries of the...

Woman made up stolen car story after series of drunken crashes

A nursery nurse lied to police that her car had been stolen after a stranger she met in a nightclub crashed it into two houses, a car and a milkfloat while trying to drive her home. Tara Madigan, 21, was spared jail today after a judge heard she made the call under pressure and...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020 at 2:26 pm

Row over blueprint for jobs and homes

Councillors are split over a 10-year blueprint aimed at boosting homes, jobs and the environment in Brighton and Hove. They are due to debate the blueprint – known as City Plan Part Two – at a “virtual” meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council tomorrow (Thursday 23 April). The...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020 at 2:20 pm

Brighton and Hove GP surgeries adapt to keep patients safe from covid-19

Clinicians and staff in GP surgeries across Brighton and Hove have transformed the way that they work to keep patients safe and provide the care that they need during the covid-19 pandemic. With the safety of patients and practice staff a priority, new measures have been...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020 at 12:26 pm

Brighton MP criticises ministers’ conditions for lifting coronavirus lockdown

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has criticised the government’s proposed criteria for lifting the coronavirus lockdown. The Green MP said that a more stringent approach to “contact tracing” needed to be in place before the lockdown restrictions were ended. Ms Lucas said that...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020 at 11:36 am

Coronavirus shopping scam fraudster targets Hove pensioner

A fraudster targeted a Hove pensioner, asking for her bank and pension details as part of a coronavirus shopping scam. The con relies on persuading vulnerable people to hand over cash or bank details on a promise of doing shopping during the lockdown. The latest case prompted a...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020 at 10:39 am