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

Premier League set to restart although Brighton & Hove Albion may have to wait

The Premier League looks set to resume on Wednesday 17 June although Brighton and Hove Albion may have to wait a little longer. It was announced today that Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United, the two fixtures delayed by the League Cup Final, are...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 6:42 pm

More buses to return to service from Monday

More buses are expected to be operating across Brighton and Hove from next week as the coronavirus lockdown is eased. Brighton and Hove Buses managing director Martin Harris said: “From Monday 1 June there will be a very significant scale up in service, virtually doubling the...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 5:50 pm

Brighton flat fire started by accident, investigation finds

A fire in a first-floor flat in Brighton yesterday morning started by accident, an investigation has found. One person has had to be rehoused as a result of the kitchen fire at the property in St George’s Road, Kemp Town. The aerial ladder platform was used to rescue someone from...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 4:28 pm

A27 clean-up crew collects three tonnes of rubbish in just two miles

A council clean-up team collected three tonnes of rubbish along a two-mile stretch of the A27 in just two days. The 11-strong crew from Cityclean – the council’s rubbish and recycling service – took advantage of the drop in traffic since the coronavirus lockdown started to clear...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 3:48 pm

Changing our streets for the better … it’s child’s play

One of the huge positives caused by the decrease in motor traffic during the lockdown has been the ability of families to use the road space in our residential streets not only for walking and cycling but also for play. Skipping, chalking, scooting, kids simply running down the...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 1:32 pm

We want children to return to school – as soon as it’s safe

We have 65 fantastic schools in Brighton and Hove and the council is very proud of all the hard work their staff have put in during an extremely challenging time. Nearly all our schools have been consistently open for the children of key workers and the most vulnerable since...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 12:57 pm

Up to 800 Brighton and Hove businesses may be missing out on government grants

As many as 800 businesses in Brighton and Hove businesses may be missing out on government grants to help them during the coronavirus crisis. Labour council leader Nancy Platts urged fellow councillors to help identify those who were eligible for a handout. She called on them to...
Posted On 28 May 2020 at 10:37 am