Brighton protesters defy lockdown ban on crowds with seafront march and demo

Protesters defied the ban on groups gathering with a march and demo along the Brighton and Hove seafront this afternoon (Saturday 7 November). The chants included: “Pandemic! Scam-demic! Eugenics! Take your face mask off!” The demo was organised by Save Our Rights and two other...
Posted On 07 Nov 2020 at 9:21 pm

Police ask for help to find missing woman from Hove

UPDATE Mieko Heaton has been found safe and well. Sussex Police said that it was looking for a missing woman from Hove. She vanished during a walk in her local park. The force said: “Police are urgently searching for 62-year-old Mieko Heaton who is missing from her home in Hov...
Posted On 07 Nov 2020 at 8:59 pm

As another lockdown looms we need to pull together

Off the back of a rushed announcement last Saturday, the nation is now entering a second lockdown. The impact of this cannot be underestimated and I share the feelings of frustration and concern that I know so many have expressed in the last week. However, I do know this: our...
Posted On 07 Nov 2020 at 8:00 am

Planning inspector to rule whether Brighton pub can become housing

Plans to convert the former Freebutt pub into three shared houses have gone to appeal. Brighton and Hove City Council refused to grant planning permission for a million-pound scheme to convert the pub in Phoenix Place into homes in June. The developer One Phoenix Place proposed...

Housing team keen to hear younger voices

Few people under 35 and no under 18s are getting involved with the council’s housing teams, according to research by Brighton and Hove City Council’s community engagement team. The officials who support communities living on housing estates want to hear a wider range...