Brighton pub shuts after customer tests positive for coronavirus

A Brighton pub has closed for the next few days after a customer tested positive for the coronavirus. The customer was in the Black Dove, in St James’s Street, by the corner of Lower Rock Gardens, from about 7pm last night (Friday 21 August). The pub said on Facebook: “In the...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 9:44 pm

The challenge of cycle lane changes – driving acrimony and how we move forward

Let’s talk about an issue that’s dividing our city right now: traffic and cycling lanes. You know I’m not one to dodge a tough issue and I also like to try my best to really understand something from the inside. Well, this is no different. Ever since the easing of lockdown, more...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 8:40 pm

Record Store Day going ahead from Saturday 29th August

Record Store Day will now thankfully be going ahead with staggered releases from Saturday 29th August. The annual event was originally due to take place on Saturday 18th April this year and was then moved to Saturday 20th June instead, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 7:16 pm

Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund

Our Brighton and Hove music venues and clubs have been shut since mid-March due to Covid-19 and many are facing the severe threat of closure. This has created unprecedented turmoil within local businesses who have been catering for live music and nightclubbing within the city....
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 4:12 pm

Missing Brighton girl, 12, found safe and well

A missing girl from Brighton has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Saturday 22 August). The force issued an urgent appeal for help tracing her early this morning after she went missing last night. Concerns were heightened by Storm Ellen, with the Met...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 12:44 pm

Exam praise for students but ministers have lessons to learn

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the students across the city on their A level and GCSE results that have come out in recent weeks. Pupils in Brighton and Hove have worked hard in really difficult circumstances. Having schooling disrupted at such a crucial point in...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 12:12 pm

Greens and Labour are taking us for a ride on bike lanes – they need to own the chaos they created

It is regretful, yet predictable, that when the catastrophic consequences of the recent introduction of cycle lanes became apparent, the Green administration seeks to blame the government for making them do it. It is also inevitable the Greens will claim they have only just taken...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 11:18 am

Police search for missing 12-year-old Brighton girl

Sussex Police urged people to look out for a missing 12-year-old girl this morning (Saturday 22 August). Grace Clarke left her home in the Hollingdean area last night and failed to return home. Concerns have been heightened by Storm Ellen, with the Met Office having issued a...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 8:31 am