Licensing chiefs concerned by Subway’s late-night plans

Sussex Police criticised the team behind a branch of Subway for failing to discuss plans for a late licence. Force licensing officer Claire Abdulkader told a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel hearing today (Monday 5 October) that applicant Nikita Bhairi had not...

Madeira Terraces revamp could start next year

A multimillion-pound project to restore the decrepit Madeira Terrace on Brighton seafront should start in October next year, according to a council report. The first phase of a proposed four-stage revamp is expected to focus on at least 30 of the arches although a decision has...

What’s wrong with NHS test and trace

The failings of the NHS Test and Trace service are more than just worrying, they are plain dangerous. The latest admission, that nearly 16,000 positive covid tests were not recorded properly between Friday 25 September and Friday 2 October, has not only distorted test data to...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 6:06 pm

Brighton MP slates latest test and trace failing as ‘dangerous’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said that the latest coronavirus test and trace failings were “not just worrying but plain dangerous”. The Green MP spoke out after it emerged that nearly 16,000 cases were left out of Britain’s official figures. Public Health England said that...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 5:41 pm

Pervert took upskirt images of schoolgirls, court hears

A pervert who followed schoolgirls around Brighton and Hove to take “upskirt” films has been spared jail. Christopher Barclay, 40, was caught after two of the girls he had tried to take pictures of him called the police after they saw him again at Hove Station. When...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 3:54 pm

Three people arrested after car set alight in Hove overnight

Three people have been arrested after a car was set alight close to Hove Park overnight. Sussex Police said: “Three people have been arrested after a car was set alight in Hove. “Police were called to Goldstone Crescent at around 2.10am on Monday (5 October) to reports of two...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 3:16 pm

Parking permit grace period extended after town hall delays

The grace period for residents parking permits is being extended to a fortnight following delays in new ones being issued. Residents have been complaining of lengthy waits after applying to renew their permits – with some waiting as long as three weeks for a new one to...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 11:28 am

Bank bosses warn new students about big rise in numbers recruited as ‘money mules’

A leading high street bank has warned students to beware of being lured into becoming a “money mule”. Barclays said that the number of under-21s being recruited by criminals to launder money has more than tripled in the past three years. But the bank said that its research found...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 10:02 am

Brighton and Hove council accused of having ‘quietly moved’ 130 homeless people to Eastbourne

Brighton and Hove City Council was accused of having “quietly moved over 130 homeless people into Eastbourne hotels” in Parliament last week. Caroline Ansell, the Conservative MP for Eastbourne, raised the matter at Business Questions on Thursday (1 October). She said: “Last...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 9:24 am

Coronavirus rate triples in Brighton and Hove

The number of official coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has almost tripled with the inclusion of backdated test results. A technical glitch meant some older test results from last month had not been included in the official statistics. Saturday saw 21 new cases added and...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020 at 8:37 am
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