Missing boy with Brighton links found safe, say police

A missing boy with links to Brighton has been found, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 7 October). The force said: “Eric Wakanena, 15, who was missing and had last been seen in Lewes on Saturday 26 September, has now been found and is safe.” The teenager had been missing from...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 8:57 pm

Neighbours fight plans for six-storey block of flats in Hove

Neighbours have criticised plans to build a six-storey block of flats in a former office car park in Hove. More than a dozen people have sent letters or emails to object to the plans for 43 flats next to P&H House, formerly the offices of grocery wholesaler Palmer and Harvey....

Council says hospital workers can no longer park in resident bays

NHS staff will no longer be able to park in resident bays in the zone around the Royal Sussex Hospital. All NHS staff and health and social workers were given access to parking passes at the beginning of lockdown which allowed them to use council spaces. During lockdown, these...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 5:31 pm

Four staff at Brighton care home test positive for coronavirus

Four members of staff have tested positive at a Brighton care home – but so far no residents have picked up the virus. The four cases were all picked up during weekly testing at Ireland Lodge care home in Lockwood Crescent, Woodingdean, with three in early September and two...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 5:02 pm

Artist brings message of hope for the arts in Brighton #BringBackBrightonDome

Award-winning visual artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed artwork in support of Brighton Dome’s Crowdfunder campaign. Myerscough previously worked with Brighton Festival in 2018 on ‘Belonging’, a community bandstand on the seafront and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 2:43 pm

Scorned woman stalked ex’s new partner

A woman stalked her ex’s new partner by turning up at her work and barraging her with threatening messages, a court heard today. Hayley Storrie, 32, was furious when she discovered her partner was having an affair with the barmaid at their local pub, the New Oak in County...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 11:38 am

Hospital neighbours say their roads have become staff car park

People living in the streets near the Royal Sussex Hospital have spoken of their frustration at NHS staff using their roads as an unofficial car park. All NHS staff, health and social care staff and NHS volunteers are now entitled to a pass which allows them to park in council...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 9:23 am

Serious claims merit investigation – not party political point-scoring

When serious claims are made about the council having potentially breached equalities law and making inaccurate claims in funding applications to the government, they warrant investigation. But the Greens and Labour emphatically voted against a Conservative motion to this effect...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 12:13 am