Inquests move from Woodvale to cricket ground

A number of inquests that were due to take place at Woodvale in Brighton will now be held at the County Cricket Ground in Hove. It is not the first time that the Coroner’s Court has sat at the cricket ground but the temporary move is intended to enable social distancing in...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 11:57 pm

Grants for schools to help children catch up after lost teaching time during coronavirus lockdown

Schools in Brighton and Hove are expected to receive £2.5 million government funding to help children catch up after losing teaching time because of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mainstream schools across Brighton and Hove are likely to receive £80 a pupil from...

MPs renew criticism of testing as city’s covid alert raised to amber

The city’s MPs have hit out again at “failures” in coronavirus testing as Brighton and Hove’s covid alert is raised to amber after cases tripled in a week. Both Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, Brighton Kemptown MP and Hove MP Peter Kyle said a lack of...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 5:45 pm

Eight more schools have positive coronavirus cases

At least eight more Brighton and Hove schools have reported positive coronavirus cases. By yesterday afternoon, the council had reports from three primary schools, two secondary schools and one special school which had not already reported cases. Today, another primary school,...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 4:18 pm

Brighton now on amber alert after covid cases triple

The covid alert level for Brighton and Hove has moved up to amber after the number of official cases tripled in a week. The steep rises in cases, which came as more students returned to the city and after a new testing centre opened, boosting capacity by 60%. In the week up to 1...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 2:30 pm

Tory exploitation of ‘urban fringe’ issue cruelly, cynically and unfairly raises residents’ expectations

One can’t help avoid the recent background noise generated by Tory councillors as they rove around the city, looking for any opportunity to exploit the worries and concerns of residents over the current public consultation on the City Plan Part 2 –  the exciting and comprehensive...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 2:13 pm

Five cases now reported at University of Brighton

The first cases of coronavirus have now been reported at the University of Brighton, as cases continue to rise at the University of Sussex. The University of Brighton reported five students had a positive result on Friday, ahead of teaching starting yesterday. No staff members...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 1:59 pm

It’s the late show as Brighton & Hove Albion eventually make deadline day signings

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Polish international midfielder Jakub Moder from Lech Poznan on undisclosed terms. The 21-year-old has agreed a five-year deal until June 2025 and, subject to international clearance, will be loaned back to Poznan for the time being. Technical...
Posted On 06 Oct 2020 at 8:30 am