Crime falls by a fifth since start of coronavirus lockdown

Crime has fallen by a fifth across Brighton and Hove since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, a senior Sussex Police officer told councillors and community leaders yesterday (Thursday 7 May). Chief Superintendent Nick May, the divisional commander for Brighton and Hove, also...

Drug dealing disrupted as offenders spotted more easily during coronavirus lockdown

Police have disrupted two county lines drugs rings in Brighton and Hove over the past few weeks, a senior officer said yesterday (Thursday 7 May). Two people from London have been charged with dealing – and eight people were arrested when officers swooped on the old William Hill...

Petition started to stop housing in Hove’s ‘last green lung’

Two councillors have started a petition to try to save what they have described as Hove’s “last green lung”. Conservatives Dawn Barnett and Nick Lewry, who represent Hangleton and Knoll ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, are trying to prevent more building in Benfield...
Posted On 08 May 2020 at 3:11 am

Spitfire flypast to honour veterans on VE Day

Veterans are to be honoured with a Spitfire flypast at lunchtime today (Friday 8 May). A vintage model is due to fly over the Blind Veterans UK home – formerly known as St Dunstan’s – in Ovingdean at about 1pm. The Spitfire is due to have come from the direction of Ditchling...
Posted On 08 May 2020 at 2:57 am

Brighton and Hove hospitals to benefit as government writes off NHS debt

The Conservative government’s announcement that £13.4 billion of debt owed by the National Health Service is to be written off is set to massively benefit the hospitals serving Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), which includes the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 08 May 2020 at 2:20 am

Coronavirus crisis has shown Brighton and Hove’s amazing community spirit

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve gone along to help out at the Craven Vale Food Bank, the Bristol Estate Food Hub and the Whitehawk Food Bank. I was touched by how many people were donating food and volunteering, cooking meals and delivering food to vulnerable residents. I even...
Posted On 08 May 2020 at 2:06 am