Safeguarding review launched into death of toddler at supported housing

A child safeguarding practice review has been launched following the death of a 20-month-old child living in supported housing. Asiah Kudi died of neglect in December last year after her mother Verphy Kudi allegedly left her alone for six days in the flat they shared at Gochers...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 8:00 pm

Remembrance Sunday parades cancelled with slimmed down ceremonies planned

There will be no parades and fewer wreaths on Remembrance Sunday this year. Brighton and Hove mayor Alan Robins said that the act of remembrance at the Old Steine war memorial would be reduced to minimal participants because of coronavirus social distancing measures. Usually, the...

Councillors lambast government test and trace failings

Private companies running test and trace services were slammed by councillors calling for a locally based focus. Brighton and Hove City Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty lashed out at the government’s decision to use private companies instead of experienced health...

Recycling firm ‘recycles’ diesel dustcart to be first fully electric model in Brighton and Hove

A family-run recycling firm in Brighton and Hove has become the first to use a fully electric dustcart converted from diesel. The Recycling Partnership said that it was Britain’s first fully electric converted refuse and recycling truck. Jason Taylor, who runs the business, said:...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 6:25 pm

Council leader urges struggling families to use council food hub

Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has urged families struggling to put food on the table over half term to reach out to the city’s covid hub for help – but has stopped short of a pledge to cover the voucher scheme. Green Councillor Mac Cafferty was responding to the...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 5:52 pm

Woman, 19, arrested for attempted murder as police continue hunt for Brighton gunman

A teenage woman has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a suspected shooting in Kemp Town on Monday. The 19-year-old woman was arrested in central Brighton on Wednesday at 11.20pm and has now been bailed subject to strict conditions. Police say they are keeping...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 3:32 pm

Brighton and Hove rallies round to feed kids on the breadline

Hundreds of people have rallied round to help struggling families this half term after Conservative MPs voted not to extend the free school meal voucher scheme over next week’s holiday. The campaign to extend the scheme was led by footballer Marcus Rashford, who was this...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 2:37 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing man from Hove

Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a missing man from Hove. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Mark Renshaw, who is missing from Hove. “The 39-year-old man was last seen at 11am on Wednesday (21 October) and is thought to still be in the...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 12:28 pm

Robbery suspect arrested in Brighton

A man suspected of carrying out a robbery in Brighton has been arrested by Sussex Police. The force said: “Police investigating a robbery have arrested a suspect. “Officers were called to Western Road at 4pm on Thursday (22 October) following a report that a man had his phone,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 12:19 pm

Please don’t trick or treat says council

The city council is asking people not to trick or treat this year because of the pandemic. Communities around the city are trying to come up with alternative plans as it’s clear traditional Hallowe’en celebrations would spread Some people are planning poster trails,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020 at 12:06 pm
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