Primary school pupil tests positive for coronavirus

A primary school pupil has tested positive for the coronavirus, it was confirmed today (Tuesday 28 July). Brighton and Hove’s director of Public Health, Alistair Hill, said: “Mile Oak Primary School informed us recently that one of their pupils has tested positive for...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 9:16 pm

Councillor fears Hove cycle lane consultation has been nobbled

A councillor is concerned that a consultation about a cycle lane in Hove has been nobbled by groups from Shoreham, London and as far away as Yorkshire. Several posts in Facebook cyclists’ groups urged members to complete a consultation form on the Brighton and Hove City Council...

Online focus prompts fear that council is excluding older people from decision-making

Older people are at risk of being ignored, overlooked and excluded by the council when it makes decisions, a pensioner has warned. Retired IT worker Suzie Silver, 65, from Hove, is increasingly concerned that Brighton and Hove City Council makes decisions having made crucial...

Brighton graffiti tagger landed with £2k compensation bill

A graffiti tagger from Brighton has been landed with a bill for £2,000 after going on a spraying spree across Hove. Sussex Police said: “A man who sprayed graffiti on a bed shop and properties in Hove has pleaded guilty in court to 11 counts of criminal damage. “Marcus Carvell,...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 7:07 pm

Brighton and Hove caterer takes on two former rough sleepers

Two former rough sleepers are joining the workforce after a catering company took them on to cook for other homeless people. The pair will work for the Ethicurean Guild after boss Edd Heller approached Brighton and Hove City Council’s outreach service, run by homeless charity St...

Firefighters tackle blaze in top floor Brunswick flat on Hove seafront

Firefighters put out a blaze in a top floor flat in Brunswick Terrace on Hove seafront this afternoon (Tuesday 28 July). One person was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke as eight fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were sent to the scene. East Sussex Fire and...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 4:58 pm

Boy, 14, pleads guilty to three burglaries in Brighton

A 14-year-old burglar from Whitehawk was caught by police as he hid next to a bed after breaking into a house in the small hours of the morning. The boy pleaded guilty to burgling three homes in five days last week when he appeared before Brighton magistrates yesterday (Monday 27...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 3:20 pm

Brighton charity hands over specialist ventilators to children’s hospital

Rockinghorse has donated five specialist paediatric ventilators to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. The children’s charity said that the Royal Alex now had nine specialist ventilators – all donated by Rockinghorse – as medics grappled with the continuing...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 2:07 pm

Police ask for help finding missing girl, 15, who could be in Brighton

Police are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl who they say could be in Brighton. And yesterday (Monday 27 July) Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding the teenager. The force said: “Sussex Police are searching for missing teenager Nyala James. “At around 4pm on...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 11:30 am

Burglary suspect brought before Brighton court

A man charged with two burglaries in Brighton and Hove has been brought before a court. Kamil Nawrot, 35, was told that he would be kept in prison until he appears before a judge at Lewes Crown Court next month. Sussex Police said: “A man has been charged with two counts of...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020 at 11:12 am