Hunt still on for Brighton gunman

Police are still hunting for a gunman who is reported to have fired his weapon in Brighton at about midday today (Monday 19 October). Earlier the police helicopter and armed officers were searching the area to try to find the gunman and a woman who was reported to be with him....
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 10:24 pm

Conservatives stand up for the right of petitioners and for local democracy

As Conservatives, we believe that government should be closer to the people, not further away. We want to see more local democracy, instead of more centralisation – whether to Brussels or Whitehall. Communities should have more say over their own futures. That is why the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 9:46 pm

Brighton takeaway given licence for late-night deliveries but only until midnight

A Brighton takeaway can keep selling food for an extra hour a night – but for delivery only. Subway, in Lewes Road, Brighton, applied for a late-night licence to be allowed to make deliveries until 3am on Saturdays and Sundays and 2am on weekdays. Sussex Police opposed the...

Greens call on government to give ‘test and trace’ to local public health teams

The coronavirus test and trace system should be run by local public health experts, according to councillors as they call on the government to change tack. Green councillor Clare Rainey is due to propose a motion about the way that contact tracing is handled at a meeting on...

Falling numbers and coronavirus rules mean Brighton nursery may close

A Brighton nursery may close because the number of children has fallen and the coronavirus restrictions have left it losing money. A consultation has just ended on the future of the nursery at Hertford Infant School, in Hertford Road, Hollingdean. The infant and nursery school...

What do the arts mean to you?

Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of speculation after Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s suggestion that people in affected industries should find new jobs. Initially ITV cited Sunak as claiming people in the arts should retrain but this quotation has since been attributed...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 4:42 pm

Mum charged with manslaughter ‘left toddler daughter alone in flat for six days’

A mother accused of the manslaughter of her 20-month-old daughter left her alone in their flat for six days, a court heard today. Verphy Kudi, 18, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with causing the death of Asiah in December last year. Prosecuting,...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 3:35 pm

More dangerously corroded seafront lanterns replaced

Dangerously corroded lanterns will be removed from the seafront over the coming weeks after a recent inspection found one in four posed a safety risk. The heritage lanterns will be replaced with temporary lighting until a permanent solution can be found. The council said of the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 2:54 pm

Helicopter scrambled after reports of gunman

The police helicopter has been scrambled today after reports of a gunman. NPAS Redhill is up over Kemp Town this morning while armed officers continue to hunt for a man believed to have assaulted someone in Rock Place. The victim has been found uninjured. St James’s Street...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 1:43 pm

Mother charged with manslaughter of toddler girl who died from neglect

A mother has been charged with the manslaughter of her 20-month-old daughter who died of neglect. Verphy Kudi, 18, currently of no fixed address, was living with Asiah in Islingword Road, Brighton, when the little toddler died in December 2019. Asiah was taken by ambulance to the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020 at 9:45 am