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

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...