Police chief reports ‘sickening’ rise in attacks on emergency workers during lockdown

A growing number of officers have been punched, kicked, bitten, spat at and coughed on since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. Some people claiming to have the virus have threatened to infect officers and their families. Today a senior police officer said that the rise in...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 6:01 pm

Charities team together to raise money for Brighton children’s hospital

Two charities have joined up to push a campaign for emergency camp beds for parents at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak. Rockinghorse, the hospital’s longstanding charity partner, is hoping to raise enough money to buy 12 beds so...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 5:05 pm

Campaigners criticise council for cancelling key meetings

Campaigners are concerned that they will be unable to ask key questions about the £18 million revamp of the road layout in the centre of Brighton. Members of the Valley Gardens Forum fear that cancelled council meetings mean that their voice will not be heard. The forum, a group...

Addict jailed for string of break-ins

A burglar has been jailed for 18 months for a string of offences he committed to feed his drug habit. Dean Jackson, 32, appeared virtually at Lewes Crown Court this morning (Thursday 29 April) charged with taking a car without consent, driving another stolen car, three burglaries...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 4:11 pm

Six days since last coronavirus death at Brighton hospital trust

Six days have elapsed since the last time a patient with the covid-19 coronavirus died at any of the hospitals run by Brighton and Hove’s main NHS trust. Since the start of the pandemic, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) has recorded 96 deaths of patients with the...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 3:00 pm

Councillors to decide whether to allow 5G mast to serve Brighton suburb

Councillors are to decide whether to grant planning permission for a 5G phone mast in Brighton at a “virtual” meeting next week. More than 120 people have sent objections to the plans for the mast and equipment cabinets to Brighton and Hove City Council. At 20 metres (65ft) high,...

Campaigners oppose ‘urgently needed’ 5G mast in Hove

Campaigners against 5G masts are sharing their opposition to plans for a 20-metre (65ft) high pole at a shopping parade in Hove. But thousands of O2 and Vodafone mobile phone customers could face even more signal problems unless the mast is approved, a telecom business has...

Man found dead in Brighton flat

A man was found dead in unexplained circumstances in a Brighton flat last weekend. The 30-something man was discovered by paramedics at the flat in Arnold Street in Hanover on Sunday morning. Police said his death is currently being treated as unexplained. A neighbour, who wished...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 11:11 am

#SaveOurVenues campaign launched

We need to save our Brighton & Hove music venues. And we need to do it now. The Music Venue Trust has announced #saveourvenues, a new national campaign to save hundreds of grassroots music venues at imminent risk of being closed down – permanently. Without these independent...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020 at 8:00 am