Are coronavirus bus restrictions adding to Brighton seafront traffic jams and fumes?

More people are driving into Brighton because fewer buses are running and those that are running have reduced capacity because of coronavirus social distancing rules, according to campaigners. The A259 Action Group has submitted a formal question to Brighton and Hove City Council...

Councillors asked to continue providing coronavirus ‘protective equipment’

Councillors are being asked to approve the continued supply of emergency personal protective equipment (PPE) for external bodies for the foreseeable future. A special meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee, scheduled for Friday (14...

Brighton and Hove will pay a high price for government planning reforms

The government’s latest announcement on planning reform is a “developer’s charter”. It will see communities sidelined in decisions and denied vital funding for building schools, clinics and community infrastructure. And it’s another nail in the coffin of local councils’ ability...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020 at 5:17 pm

Anger at £11m government funding snub for Brighton and Hove businesses

Businesses in Brighton and Hove will miss out on an £11 million boost after the government turned down a funding request from the council. Today the council said: “Brighton and Hove City Council has expressed anger and frustration at the government’s refusal to adapt its...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020 at 5:00 pm

Brighton girl, 15, reported missing

A 15-year-old girl has been missing from her Brighton home for four days. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding her today (Monday 10 August). The force said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl missing from Brighton. “Chloe...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020 at 3:38 pm

Man seriously injured in prison van crash

A man has been seriously injured following a crash between a prison van and an HGV on the A27. The 29-year-old man was injured when the two vehicles collided shortly before 11am this morning. The A27 has been closed in both directions between Ashcombe and Southerham roundabouts...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020 at 2:25 pm

Police set up extra 10-strong ‘tactical’ team to target Brighton and Hove’s most prolific criminals

Police chiefs have set up a second 10-strong Tactical Enforcement Unit team to target Brighton and Hove’s most prolific criminals – and its first arrests have already been made. They included a burglary suspect from Brighton, a teenage boy alleged to have carried out a mugging at...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020 at 12:05 am