Hundreds sign petition calling for cheaper school uniforms

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling for cheaper school uniforms. The petition was started by former councillor Emma Daniel to try to reduce the number higher-cost branded items parents are expected to buy for secondary school students. During her time as a member...

Universities say health and safety is highest priority as students return

Brighton’s two universities have released an open letter saying health and safety is their highest priority. Last night, staff and students were informed of a small number of positive coronavirus tests amongst students, who are now self-isolating along with their...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 2:21 pm

Viral video shows maskless customer abusing staff

A video showing a customer verbally abusing staff at a Brighton bar after being asked to wear a mask has gone viral. The footage, which was shot at Brighton Marina Yacht Club on Sunday evening, shows a man sat down and refusing to leave while insulting the young staff members. He...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 11:54 am

Can you give these fire-rescue gerbils a new home?

Fifteen gerbils who were rescued from a house fire are now looking for a home. The RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre, at Patcham, is taking care of this clan of rodents after they were rescued in July. Dozens of gerbils were found in filthy, broken cages stacked on top of each...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 10:02 am

City centre off licence plans face opposition

Plans for a city centre off-licence face opposition from neighbours, police and the city council. Massary Exchange Limited wants to open Stockbev at 7 Duke Street, Brighton, on the former site of Old Village clothing shop offering tasting sessions as well as off-licence sales....

Sussex students self-isolating after handful of positive cases

A small number of students at the University of Sussex have had positive coronavirus tests, it emerged tonight. Students and staff at the Brighton based university were informed of the cases this evening. All those who tested positive and their housemates are now self-isolating....
Posted On 28 Sep 2020 at 8:38 pm

From the Brighton Railway Disaster to a mass burial pit

Book review – Legends of Lamplit Lewes by Jane Hasler and Nick Cole Why is a book set in Lewes being reviewed on Brighton and Hove News? Please bear with me while I explain. Jane Hasler is a former Brighton resident, while sadly co-author Nick Cole passed away before this book...
Posted On 28 Sep 2020 at 5:54 pm

Police object to 3am Subway opening plans

The Subway in Lewes Road could open as late as 3am if the owners get a late-night licence. Owner of the sandwich franchise Nikita Bhairi wants to open until 3am on Friday and Saturday and until 2am Sunday to Thursday. But although she isn’t looking to sell alcohol, the...

Young woman hit by car

A young woman has been left with head injuries after being hit by a car. Carden Avenue was closed by police after the collision which happened shortly before 2pm this afternoon. The woman was hit between Carden Avenue Primary School and the Long Man pub. The woman was later taken...
Posted On 28 Sep 2020 at 4:37 pm

Politicians offer power to the people – and it’s solar generated

The growing number of people showing an interest in solar power will have a chance to benefit from the collective buying power of councils across Sussex. West Sussex County Council said that it was working together with Brighton and Hove City Council and other Sussex local...
Posted On 28 Sep 2020 at 4:11 pm