Man in Brighton police station siege pleads guilty to causing £5k damage

A man caused more than £5,000 damage to Brighton police station and attacked a police officer during a three-hour stand-off on Sunday afternoon (11 October). Aaron Barrett, 29, vandalised the front office at the police station in John Street and pulled down roof tiles and cables....
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 9:00 pm

Greater Brighton economy could take eight years to recover from coronavirus lockdown, report warns

Experts have warned that it could take the Greater Brighton economy eight years to recover from the coronavirus measures brought in by the government this year. The warning is included in an “impact assessment” by consultants Hatch for the Greater Brighton Economic...

Brighton nursery owner vows to stay put despite lease snub

A nursery owner denied a lease extension by Brighton and Hove City Council has vowed to stay put. Nick Childs, who owns Childcare 360, the company behind the Gingerbread Nursery, said that he would not give up his lease on the cabin building in Saltdean Park. He spoke out after...

Thug who bottled Korean student in Brighton to serve time

A teenage thug who bottled a Korean student in a racist attack in Brighton has been sent to a young offender institution for nine months. Bradley Garrett, 18, attacked Yehsung Kim with a champagne bottle while his friend Louis Barrett hurled racist abuse at the Sussex University...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 7:41 pm

Brighton MP urges Prime Minister to switch test and trace from companies to councils

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion has urged the Prime Minister to hand the responsibility for coronavirus test and trace work over to local public health teams. Caroline Lucas spoke out in Parliament yesterday (Monday 12 October) as Boris Johnson gave an update to the House of...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 6:04 pm

Brighton mother and daughter missing for a week

UPDATE Missing mother and daughter, Charlene Moore and Candice, have been found and are safe, Sussex Police said. A mother and daughter from Brighton have been missing for a week, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 13 October). Charlene Moore, 34, and her daughter...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 6:01 pm

City ‘at tipping point’ as coronavirus cases continue to surge

Brighton and Hove is at “tipping point” as the number of official coronavirus cases more than doubled in the past week. The city has put its weekly local alert level on hold until it gets full details about the Government’s new national local COVID alert levels,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 4:06 pm

Police fear crowds could come to Lewes despite bonfire cancellations

Emergency services fear crowds could descend on Lewes this year even though the bonfire night celebrations have been cancelled. The usual November 5 parades, bonfire and firework displays have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. But a multi-agency group formed to...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 1:49 pm

Three teens face trial charged with ‘county lines’ drug dealing in Brighton

Three suspected “county lines” drug dealers have been given a new trial date – their third since they were arrested in Brighton in February. The delays have been blamed on a backlog of cases in the criminal courts resulting from the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The three...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 12:59 pm

New walk-in testing centre opens in Portslade

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre is opening today in Portslade, allowing people in the west of the city to access tests more easily. The testing unit will be at the site of the former PACA sixth form school, most recently used by Kings School, on the corner of High...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020 at 12:34 pm
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