‘Racist’ coronavirus free sheet prompts warning from council

A free sheet was labelled “racist” and “full of distortions” by Brighton and Hove City Council today (Friday 19 July). The Epoch Times has been posted through thousands of people’s letterboxes across Brighton and Hove over the past few days. It blamed the Chinese Communist Party...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020 at 6:45 pm

Brighton street fight victim hunted by police

A man who suffered a serious and unpleasant injury in a street fight in Brighton is being hunted by police. Jack Davies was treated in hospital for his injuries but discharged himself before police could interview him fully about the fight in Oxford Street eight days ago. Sussex...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020 at 6:08 pm

Pub owner confronts neighbours over noise

A Hove pub owner confronted by neighbours complaining for the first time about noise at a licensing hearing said he hadn’t acted on them because he was “not clairvoyant”. Singing, swearing and breaking glass were cited as problems experienced by neighbours...

Councillors pledge to support city’s creative sector

Councillors have agreed to find ways to support and save the creative industries worth millions to the city economy. There was cross-party support at last night’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee for officers to draw up options to help music venues,...

Public safety must always come first regardless of politics

As Conservative group Leader, the public safety of residents in Brighton and Hove is always my No 1 priority. Whether it is public safety in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour or the health of vulnerable people, this is something that our Conservative councillors will never...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020 at 12:10 am

Protest reminds us of our desire to celebrate legacies that reflect our city’s values

More than 10,000 people took part in a peaceful, physically distanced, Black Lives Matter protest in Madeira Drive in Brighton last weekend. As someone who was proud to be there, I can testify it was a moving and powerful event. The Black Lives Matter movement has rightly shone a...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020 at 12:01 am