Report calls for more cash to help rough sleepers stay off Brighton’s streets

A lack of money and limited options are expected to make it challenging to keep rough sleepers off the streets after the summer, according to an official report. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee made a commitment, subject to funding, to try to continue providing...

Lifeguards back on the beaches in Brighton and Hove

Lifeguards are to return to the seafront in Brighton and Hove but only to a limited number of beaches after the covid-19 coronavirus restrictions affected the usual recruitment process. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “A limited seasonal beach lifeguard service, adapted to...
Posted On 12 Jun 2020 at 7:49 pm

Six Brighton youngsters robbed at knifepoint

Six teenage boys from Brighton have been robbed at knifepoint by three other young men. Sussex Police released a security camera picture this afternoon (Friday 12 June) as detectives appealed for witnesses to come forward. The force said: “Detectives in Brighton are searching for...
Posted On 12 Jun 2020 at 5:01 pm

WhatsApp justice for teenage victim of homophobic gang attack

A teenage boy who was attacked by a gang of youths in a Brighton park is the first to receive an apology via WhatsApp video as part of Sussex Police’s restorative justice project. The scheme, dubbed Restore DiverCity, gets offenders to speak directly to their victims so...
Posted On 12 Jun 2020 at 4:41 pm

Controversial plaque commemorating slave owner removed

A blue plaque commemorating an admiral who was also a slave owner has been taken down this morning. The plaque to Admiral Edward Codrington was being chipped away from its spot on Codrington Mansion on Western Road this morning. It comes after an open letter identifying the...
Posted On 12 Jun 2020 at 10:37 am