Brighton Table Tennis Club switches from serving ping pong balls to meals

Brighton Table Tennis Club has fed more than 500 people in need within a week of setting up a “food hub”. Volunteers stepped up in response to the covid-19 outbreak to deliver food to 342 men, women and children at 126 addresses. Food collections by 82 people supported a further...
Posted On 28 Apr 2020 at 9:21 pm

Mayor looks back on unconventional year

A series of unexpected events has made it an unusual year for the mayor of Brighton and Hove Alex Phillips. From snap elections to the coronavirus crisis – and chairing the city’s first ever “virtual” council meeting – it’s been a mayoral year like no other. The day after...

Brighton charity helping thousands of vulnerable people losing £50k a month during lockdown

A charity which is helping thousands of vulnerable elderly people access food and medication is losing £50,000 a month because of the coronavirus lockdown. Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove has temporarily closed its centres and has switched to delivering food and medication...
Posted On 28 Apr 2020 at 4:23 pm

Brighton police arrest man on suspicion of stealing from cars

Police in Brighton have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing from cars in the Queen’s Park area. Now officers from Sussex Police are trying to trace the owners of items that they believe were stolen. The thefts are believed to have taken place either late on Thursday 23 April...
Posted On 28 Apr 2020 at 3:00 pm

Mayor praises ‘community champions’ as friends and neighbours nominate 50 for awards

Friends and neighbours have put forward the names of more than 50 people who they say deserve recognition as community champions during the coronavirus crisis. They were responding to a call for nominations by the mayor of Brighton and Hove, Alex Phillips, as she comes to the end...

Former Brighton and Hove Albion striker and FA Cup finalist dies

The former Brighton and Hove Albion striker Michael Robinson has died in Madrid at the age of 61. Robinson, who played in the 1983 FA Cup final and replay, had been suffering from an untreatable melanoma. He ended his playing career at Osasuna in Spain in 1989 and became a TV...
Posted On 28 Apr 2020 at 10:26 am