Councillors agree £100k lifeline for adult learning in Brighton and Hove

A £100,000 rescue package has been agreed to fund much-valued courses for adult learners in Brighton and Hove. The one-year lifeline was agreed by councillors after they were told that the Friends Centre, which currently runs the courses on behalf of the council, had run into...

Brighton-born Stranglers keyboardist dies of covid-19

It is with sad regret that we have learned that The Stranglers’ Brighton-born keyboardist Dave Greenfield has died after a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems, during which he tested positive for covid-19. He passed away in hospital yesterday (Sunday 3 May). The...
Posted On 04 May 2020 at 7:08 pm

Popstar sends special lockdown message to Hove schoolchildren

A former S Club 7 singer has helped cheer up Hove schoolchildren with a surprise greeting. Year six teacher Laura Waters at Cottesmore St Mary’s RC Primary School in Hove got in touch with singer Jo O’Meara through social media platform Instagram to see if she would...

Coronavirus places huge strain on health of Brighton and Hove economy

This update is a snapshot of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the city’s economy and, in particular, for tourism, events and culture. Accurate data on the numbers of businesses and individuals adversely affected in the city is not yet available so information has been...
Posted On 04 May 2020 at 10:38 am

Police fine people for being on Brighton beach during lockdown

People who went to Brighton beach because they were bored were among 45 people who were fined by Sussex Police on Saturday (3 May). The force also said that some people were fined for breaking the coronavirus lockdown by going to birthday parties or out for a drive with friends....
Posted On 04 May 2020 at 9:42 am

Drink driver jailed after being caught during lockdown in Brighton

A drink driver has been jailed after being caught behind the wheel in Brighton during the coronavirus lockdown. Adrian Wrovl, also known as Adrian Wrobel, a 29-year-old Pole, from west London, was only recently banned from driving. But he came to Brighton in a red Mercedes and...
Posted On 04 May 2020 at 9:21 am

Brighton hospital trust records 100 coronavirus deaths

A hundred patients with the covid-19 coronavirus have died at hospitals run by the NHS trust serving Brighton and Hove. The figures, released yesterday (Sunday 3 May), indicate that just one patient with the virus has died in the past 10 days – and that was a week ago. Brighton...
Posted On 04 May 2020 at 8:31 am