Brighton and Hove Albion lend Swede to Swans

Brighton and Hove Albion have loaned their young Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres to Swansea for the rest of the season. The club said this evening: “Brighton and Hove Albion can confirm that striker Viktor Gyokeres has joined Championship club Swansea City on loan until the end...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 11:58 pm

Coronavirus concerns spur council to cancel circus

Concerns about the risk of the coronavirus spreading among circus audiences have prompted Brighton and Hove City Council to cancel the big top next week. The council announced the decision this evening (Friday 2 October) just days before Circus Berlin was due to open in Preston...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 7:03 pm

Missing teenage boy has links to Brighton, say police

A boy who went missing from his home a week ago has links in Brighton, police said, as they issued a public appeal for help finding him. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 2 October): “Sussex Police are searching for missing teenager Eric Wakanena. “Eric, 15, was last seen...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 6:33 pm

Official coronavirus cases double in Brighton and Hove

The number of official coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has doubled in a week, with 57 recorded so far and more likely to come. These numbers are likely to rise as more positive results come through over the coming days – for instance, there are currently no positive...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 4:25 pm

Man charged with knifepoint robbery

A man has been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article in Brighton. Shortly before 3.30pm on Wednesday (September 30) police received a report of a man being robbed at knifepoint in Norwich Crescent, Bevendean. The victim received minor injuries. Some personal...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 3:41 pm

Brighton medical students first to be taught human dissection via livestream

Brighton medical students watched a livestreamed human dissection this week in a UK first. Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) became the first medical school in the UK to extend its provision of anatomy and surgical teaching/training by using live streamed footage of...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 2:47 pm

Weekend weather warning now lifted for Sunday

Heavy rain forecast for this weekend is now most likely to hit overnight and early tomorrow morning. A yellow be aware severe weather warning covering Saturday and Sunday and most of the UK was issued by the Met Office yesterday. But this morning, it replaced it with four...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 11:50 am

Brighton Marina boss disappointed as councillors spurn £350m housing project

Brighton Marina boss Andrew Goodall said that he was disappointed after councillors spoke out against plans to build a thousand homes on the waterfront. But he added: “Planning is subjective. I watched the meeting and we’re disappointed we didn’t win their backing although,...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 12:30 am

Police and licensing chiefs oppose proposed Brighton off-licence

A new off-licence proposed for a former clothes shop would bring something new to the area, according to the applicant Chirag Patel. Mr Patel wants to open the proposed off-licence, called Stockbev, on the site of the Old Village clothes shop, in Duke Street, Brighton, from 9am...

Lockdown may have felt lonely but you are not alone – and help is out there

Lockdown was challenging for all of us. It changed the entire dynamics of our everyday lives. The way we worked, the way we interacted with others, even the way we exercised was impacted. It was a tough time for everybody, but I know some people suffered more than others. Sadly,...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020 at 12:05 am