Brighton doctor trials Trump’s coronavirus drug

A Brighton doctor is helping to lead a study of the malaria drug that American president Donald Trump has insisted is protecting him from the coronavirus. Martin Llewelyn, a researcher at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), heads the British contribution to an...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 11:18 pm

Co-op to sell Meridian Centre as Peacehaven plans new town centre

The Co-op is to sell its site at the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven to a developer which is expected to build a new town centre. Peacehaven and Telscombe Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group said: “The Co-operative Group, who owns most of the land within the Meridian area...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 10:23 pm

Home to school transport set for £1m boost

The budget for taking vulnerable children to and from school looks like being given a £1 million boost after cost-cutting consultants walked away from their contract with the council. And more staff are expected to join the small team in charge of transporting 470 children and...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 7:47 pm

Care budget soars as council juggles coronavirus costs

Placing more people in care homes to help ease the pressure on hospitals has contributed to an extra £10 million bill for Brighton and Hove City Council. A report on the extra spending for adult social care is going before the council’s Special Policy and Resources Committee...

Woman hit by van at Seven Dials

A woman crossing Seven Dials on foot has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a van this afternoon. Roads around the area were closed after the incident, which happened at 3.15pm this afternoon, and are expected to continue into the evening. A police...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 5:09 pm

Hippodrome ‘up for sale’ again

The Brighton Hippodrome is reportedly up for sale again, more than a year after its owner’s plans appeared to grind to a halt. Details of the upcoming sale were posted on Facebook by the daughter of Aizen Sheikh, whose company Hipp Investments drew up ambitious plans to...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:34 pm

Labour councillor investigated for alleged anti-semitism slammed ‘white supremacy’

A Brighton Labour councillor vowed not to “bow down to white supremacy” after she was reported for anti-semitism for describing Israel as racist. Councillor Nikkie Brennan stepped down as deputy chair of the council’s Housing Committee in March after pictures of...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:11 pm

Missing teen could be in Brighton

Sussex Police are searching for a missing teenager who could be in Brighton. Karamvir Dhadda, 17, was last seen in the Greenwich area of London on Sunday, 3 May, but police believe he may have travelled down to the Brighton area. Karamvir is described as Asian, 5ft 11in, of...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 4:08 pm

Two police officers attacked on Brighton seafront

Two police officers were attacked on Brighton seafront after trying to help a man in the road. One of the officers was taken to hospital with a head injury after the attack. Sussex Poice said: “A man has been charged following a violent assault on two police officers....
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 1:51 pm

Brighton charity thanks volunteers who won mayor’s praise

A charity has thanked two of its volunteers who were among those named as community champions by the mayor of Brighton and Hove. Sheila Nuttall and Peter Taylor give up their time to help vulnerable residents at the Archway project run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). The project...
Posted On 21 May 2020 at 12:10 pm
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