Coronavirus lockdown led to more demand for mental health crisis help

Demand for mental health services rose during the coronavirus lockdown, according to an official report. And the number of people seeking help still appears to be on the increase in Brighton and Hove and the wider Sussex area. The NHS made more inpatient beds available across...

Police concerned for missing Peacehaven boy

UPDATE Harvey Stone has been found, Sussex Police said. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help today (Thursday 8 October) to find a missing 15-year-old boy from Peacehaven. The force said that officers were concern for the welfare of Harvey Stone who went missing yesterday...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 9:01 pm

Universities now have 80 covid cases

The city’s two universities now have 80 coronavirus cases, just ten days after the first cases of the term were reported. The University of Sussex, which first reported a small number of cases on Monday, September 28, now has 50 students self-isolating after testing...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 8:19 pm

Brighton cinemas prepare to close – except for one

Cinemas in Brighton were today preparing to close their doors because the release of films that were expected to be box office hits had been delayed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new James Bond film No Time To Die was the latest to be postponed along with another...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 5:47 pm

Police appeal for help to find teenager missing from Brighton since end of last month

Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a teenager who went missing from Brighton at the end of last month. Sussex Police said that 17-year-old Eriglen Morina had not been seen since Wednesday 30 September. The force said: “Sussex Police are concerned for missing...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 5:30 pm

Three people charged with robbery after £12k watch stolen in Brighton

Three people have been charged with robbery after a £12,000 watch was stolen from a shop in Brighton yesterday (Wednesday 7 October). The two men and a woman were due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 8 October). Sussex Police said: “Detectives...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 5:21 pm

Suspected Brighton gunman says sorry for kicking police after sparking helicopter search and road closure

A suspected gunman sparked a police helicopter search across Brighton – and London Road was briefly closed when he was arrested, with buses diverted. The arrested man, Andrew Fossey, said sorry for his behaviour when he appeared before District Judge Amanda Kelly at Brighton...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020 at 12:39 pm