Patient numbers plummet at A&E

The number of people turning up at accident and emergency (A&E) departments has started to increase again having fallen sharply after the start of the coronavirus lockdown. But the figures for Brighton remain significantly lower than three months ago as patients still appear...

Man wanted over claims he controlled his partner

Police want to interview a man on suspicion of coercive and controlling behaviour towards a woman in her thirties. Leon Chart is also suspected of assaulting the woman and causing damage at her address in Portslade last month as well as witness intimidation. She suffered cuts and...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 3:40 pm

Bishop urges MPs to lobby for review of coronavirus closure of churches

The Bishop of Chichester has written to MPs to ask them to lobby for an urgent review of the closure of church buildings in response to the coronavirus crisis. Bishop Martin Warner, whose head office is in Hove, called for churches to be allowed to reopen for individual private...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 1:48 pm

Sussex to have its first woman chief constable

Sussex looks likely to have its first woman chief constable with the announcement of the serving deputy chief constable Jo Shiner as the preferred candidate to replace Giles York. Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne said today that she had chosen Jo Shiner as her...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 1:16 pm

Council cautions over ‘dangerous’ suggestions coronavirus cases are rocketing in Brighton

The city’s director of public health has said he has serious concerns over an app which claims the rate of coronavirus infections is rocketing in Brighton and Hove. The Deckzero website compiles regional new confirmed cases and uses them to calculate the R number – an...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020 at 9:59 am

New seafront venue in Brighton seeks drinks licence

The operator of a new seafront venue has applied for a licence to serve alcohol. Sessions Market, the leaseholder of the remodelled Shelter Hall, in King’s Road Arches, Brighton, wants a licence from 8am to 11.30pm daily. When the venue opens, it is expected to house up to...