Fire Brigades Union slams ‘dangerous’ plan for more cuts

The Fire Brigades Union has criticised “dangerous” cuts planned by bosses at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. The union warned that the proposed changes would “decimate the service” on top of an earlier round of cuts that left Hove with just one main fire engine. The changes...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 5:47 pm

Couple appeals for help finding lost cockerpoo

A couple is appealing for help finding their cockerpoo Bertie after it escaped almost a week ago. The five-year-old pooch was being groomed by a friend of his owners Siobhan Dodds and Zeki Atesli at 2pm last Wednesday. Since then, the Rottingdean couple and their friends and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 5:37 pm

Council committees now meeting virtually

Changes to the law mean meetings are back on at Brighton and Hove City Council. When the lockdown started, all meetings other than the most urgent were cancelled until September to help the authority comply with social distancing. But now the law has changed to allow councillors...

Neighbours object to plan for 5G phone mast next to two schools

Scores of people have objected to a proposal to put up a 5G phone mast just days after the plans were made public. More than 160 people wrote to Brighton and Hove City Council over the weekend to oppose the plans. The objections were sent to the council after concerned neighbours...

Lockdown drinkers wanted for university study

A University of Sussex researcher is looking for volunteers for a study into how the lockdown is affecting attitudes towards drinking. Fiona Walker, a doctoral researcher at the university’s School of Psychology, is also investigating the relationships between heightened stress,...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 4:29 pm

Gin distiller provides hand sanitiser to Brighton buses

A Sussex gin distiller has been providing hand sanitiser for Brighton bus drivers. Brighton and Hove Buses hunted high and low for hand sanitiser suppliers when the coronavirus outbreak began. Its stores manager Steve Trewin exhausted his usual suppliers, but then discovered that...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 2:46 pm

Brighton study could mean better treatment for babies with eczema and wheeziness

Clinical researchers from Brighton have found clues that could lead to better care and treatment for babies with eczema and wheeziness. And it could have implications for those trying to help protect people from conditions such as the covid-19 coronavirus. The latest study,...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 12:02 pm

Who is looking at the big picture on planning?

Why are vital planning decisions being taken without proper scrutiny? A controversial planning application to build 148 new flats in three blocks up to 11 storeys high in Newtown Road, Hove, was passed by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee, meeting last Wednesday...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020 at 10:21 am