Neighbours hold protest over plans to replace five period homes in Hove with two blocks of flats

Dozens of neighbours held a protest in Hove over plans to replace five period homes with two nine-storey blocks of flats. Community group Hove Gold said: “Residents in a Hove neighbourhood are fighting plans for a fifth large apartment block development in their area....
Posted On 31 Aug 2020 at 9:53 pm

Brighton and Hove businesses invited to apply for Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Brighton and Hove businesses are being invited to celebrate their successes with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The accolade is awarded for four categories – international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility). Recent...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020 at 10:16 am

Two Brighton coronavirus test centres close

Two coronavirus test centres have shut up shop in Brighton in a matter of days. The test centre at the Falmer Stadium closed first, followed yesterday (Sunday 30 August) by the temporary mobile testing unit at Brighton Racecourse. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “As the...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020 at 12:20 am

Brighton hospital bosses reject call to recognise BME Network

Brighton hospital bosses have rejected a call to work with an existing BME Network for black and minority ethnic staff. The rebuff has been criticised by campaigners but hospital trust chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths defended the decision. She said that the BME Network...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020 at 12:10 am

Police appeal for help to find missing Brighton man

Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help to find a missing Brighton man who hasn’t been seen since Thursday (27 August). The force said this morning (Sunday 30 August): “Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Brighton. “Karolis Zvirblis, 28, was last...
Posted On 30 Aug 2020 at 11:32 am

How a tumultuous Labour administration failed Brighton and Hove and brought shame to our city

Last month’s collapse marked a shameful end for a Labour administration that destabilised the city, brought Brighton and Hove into disrepute and consistently let its residents down. Labour ultimately fell after failing to live up to its promise to be an anti-racist council and...
Posted On 30 Aug 2020 at 12:05 am

Senior fire service leader goes ‘home’ for promotion

One of the most senior firefighters in the service covering Brighton and Hove is moving for a promotion – to where he started his career. Mark Andrews will go from being the assistant chief fire officer for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to deputy chief fire officer in West...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020 at 10:05 pm

Pollution is a health crisis as much as a climate one

Each year, 175 people die locally from the impact of toxic air pollution. North Street is regularly shown to be one of the most polluted roads in the UK. The climate crisis we face isn’t just affecting our planet – it’s affecting our health. While air quality in the city has...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020 at 8:16 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion draw with Chelsea at a socially distanced Amex

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 1 Albion drew at home to Chelsea with most of the action taking place in the extremities of the match. New signing Timo Werner scored for the Blues after just four minutes. Chelsea’s squad was reported to have been ravaged by Covid-19...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020 at 5:22 pm

Food for thought on how to volunteer in Brighton and Hove

During this ongoing uncertainty, many groups and individuals are supporting those in need in our communities. And more help is always welcome. We are lucky in Brighton and Hove to have a thriving charitable and third sector, jam-packed full of volunteering opportunities for us to...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020 at 3:47 pm