Drivers face parking charges at eight more parks

Drivers face paying to park in eight more parks if councillors back a proposal coming before them next week. Preston Park and East Brighton Park already have charges and drivers will have to pay at Stanmer Park from next year. Now, charges could be brought in at eight more parks...

Rough sleepers to be given millions of pounds worth of help

The government has allocated an extra £3.4 million to help rough sleepers off the street in Brighton and Hove – the largest sum awarded to any council outside London. The latest award comes on top of other government funding worth about £3 million to provide “longer-term...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 5:45 pm

Brighton and Hove sees sharp rise in covid cases in older adults

There has been a “very worrying” sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the over-40s and over-60s in Brighton and Hove, weekly figures reveal. The city’s director of public health Alistair Hill said the rise may be a hangover from increased socialising ahead of...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 5:01 pm

Pair convicted of Whitehawk murder

Two men who knifed a young father in broad daylight have been unanimously convicted of his murder. Bobby Smith, 22, stabbed Muhammed Jassey in the chest during what a jury at Brighton Crown Court was told was a drugs robbery gone wrong. Texts from his accomplice, Daryl...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 4:48 pm

Car-free living should be standard – not luxury

A massive £2.4 million of government money has been awarded to Brighton and Hove to make walking and cycling easier and safer. According to a recent YouGov poll, many Brits intend to use their car more after the pandemic than before, so it’s more important than ever that people...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 3:42 pm

Tips may ask for proof of ID – and charge for some rubbish

Tips may start charging for some types of rubbish and ask everyone who uses them to prove that they live in Brighton and Hove. Councillors are looking at charging people to dispose of soil, tyres and building waste at the tips off Old Shoreham Road, Hove, and Wilson Avenue,...

Student fined £10k over Hallowe’en party says he will appeal

A Brighton student who was fined £10,000 for holding a Hallowe’en party which police say was attended by more than 100 people says he intends to appeal. Andrew Murdymootoo, 21, says he and three of his housemates at Norwich Drive, Bevendean, were planning an evening of...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 2:28 pm

Community groups missing vital funding after banks shut the door on new accounts

Community groups set-up during the pandemic are struggling to access funds after banks stopped accepting new business customers. The Bedford Square Garden Project was set up last year but interest in the group boomed during the corona crisis and, earlier this summer, organisers...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 12:54 pm

Phone app which controls Brighton’s Christmas lights revealed

A sharp-eyed student photographer spotted a lighting engineer controlling Brighton’s Christmas lights on his phone. The Christmas lights can be operated by a mobile app, which is (sadly!) not up for download on the App Store 😂#Brighton #Christmaslights #BrightonChristmas...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 10:21 am

Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed in Hove

Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on a wall and a beach hut in Hove has been swiftly removed following an outcry from the Jewish community. The slogan, Jewish lies matter, was sprayed on a wall in Holland Road, and on one of the Hove beach huts. It was reported to Sussex Police as a...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020 at 9:25 am