Please stay away, says council leader as she asks government for greater powers to fight virus

Council leader Nancy Platts has repeated a request for people to stay away from Brighton and Hove and wants the government to give local authorities greater powers to tackle the coronavirus. Councillor Platts said: “When skies are clear blue and temperatures are in the mid-20s,...
Posted On 31 May 2020 at 4:59 pm

Hove Dogs all set to return with a live TV fixture next week

Greyhound racing is set to return to the Brighton and Hove Stadium in Nevill Road, Hove, next week. Fixtures will be behind closed doors with strict social distancing procedures in place. However, the Hove track will feature live on digital channel Racing Post Greyhound TV on...
Posted On 30 May 2020 at 4:36 pm

Government publishes official coronavirus death toll for Brighton and Hove

The government has published the official coronavirus death toll for Brighton and Hove including separate figure for care homes and hospices. The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and include deaths registered up to Friday 15 May. The ONS said that...
Posted On 30 May 2020 at 12:48 am

Town hall recovery team members hit back after rival’s criticisms

Five councillors charged with guiding Brighton and Hove’s economic and financial recovery from the coronavirus crisis set out their qualifications for the role today (Friday 29 May). They spoke out after recent barbed remarks from Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh who said...

Small businesses hit by coronavirus to receive £3m council boost

Councillors have agreed to give grants totalling at least £3.6 million to scores of small businesses in Brighton and Hove. The money is aimed at saving jobs, boosting key sectors and supporting essential services during the coronavirus crisis. In the past few months Brighton and...

School transport given £1m boost after ‘epic failure’

The collapse of the council’s home to school transport service was described as an “epic failure” as senior councillors agreed to budget extra cash. It means the school run for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will receive an extra £1 million and a...

Brighton teenager missing for three days

A Brighton teenager has been missing for three days, Sussex Police said today (Friday 29 May). The force said: “Police are searching for missing teenager Zak Craven. “Zak, 15, has been missing from his home address in Brighton since Tuesday (26 May). “He is described as white,...
Posted On 29 May 2020 at 3:10 pm

School restart likely to put pressure on PPE supplies

Health and care services for coronavirus patients remain at risk because of difficulties in obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE). A report to senior councillors said: “The key risk … is a combination of uncertainty in relation to supply and uncertainty in relation to...

A coronavirus lifeline for local businesses

We are working hard to ensure local businesses get the vital financial support they are entitled to help them stay afloat through this public health crisis. Our local businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and a key part of what makes our city special. I understand how...
Posted On 29 May 2020 at 12:05 am

Coronavirus contact tracing starts as number of cases creeps up again

A national contact tracing started today (Thursday 28 May) aimed at tackling the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus. The system will require those who are told that they have been near someone with the virus to quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days. MPs of all parties, including...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 9:07 pm