Palmeira Square taped off after man collapses and dies

Part of Palmeira Square was taped off last night after a man collapsed and died. Several ambulances and police cars rushed to the scene, and a cordon was put up, prompting local rumours that an attack had taken place. But police said it was a medical incident, and there were no...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 10:03 am

Have your say about the council – you could even win a prize

One of the most positive aspects I noticed about lockdown the first time around was how active and engaged people were getting with how their city is run and how decisions are made. I’m a big believer in participatory democracy. I want people to be as involved as possible in the...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 12:21 am

Brighton state school ranked among cricket elite for second year running

A Brighton state school has been ranked among the cricketing elite for the second year in a row. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) is one of the top 100 senior schools for cricket alongside the likes of Eton, Harrow and Winchester, three of Britain’s leading public...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020 at 12:06 am

Brighton café given drinks licence despite neighbour’s objections

A café at Fiveways can serve beer and wine to its customers after the owners were granted a drinks licence by Brighton and Hove City Council. Engin Kocer and Joanne Mitchell, owners of the Piano Café, in Ditchling Road, Brighton, can serve alcohol to seated customers having a...

Firefighters tackle city centre blaze

A fire has broken out on the top floor of a house in the North Laine tonight. Three fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were battling the blaze in North Place, off North Road, at 8pm tonight. Brighton and Hove News understands the family living there, including their dog,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 8:33 pm

Doorstep conmen defraud Portslade man by pretending drain needs unblocking

Three bogus callers scammed a 62-year-old man from Portslade by pretending that they had called to unblock his drain. It was one of two cases involving doorstep conmen in the same area on the same day. Sussex Police said: “Police are issuing a warning after two linked frauds in...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 8:25 pm

Council apologises after daughter hires solicitor to stop mother’s care home move

Brighton and Hove City Council has been ordered to repay a daughter’s legal costs after it said her mother would have to move to a cheaper care home when her money ran out. The woman had been paying for her care at a residential home near to her daughter. When her money...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 4:15 pm

Seafront flasher given suspended prison sentence

A Brighton man who approached women on Brighton seafront and asked them to film him as he masturbated on Brighton seafront on Monday evening has been given a suspended sentence. Craig Standing admitted two counts of indecent exposure after he went up to women The first charge...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 1:29 pm

Councillor delivers warning about email and phone scams and frauds

People in Brighton and Hove are being targeted by sophisticated fraudsters trying to scam money by phone and email. North Portslade councillor Peter Atkinson has been emailed twice in the past few weeks by con artists who have obtained his email address. Councillor Atkinson said:...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 12:00 pm

Brighton and Hove placed into Tier 2

Brighton and Hove will be placed into Tier 2 when it comes out of lockdown on Wednesday. Other than a spike in mid-November, cases have been plummeting in the city over the last month, and are now among the lowest in the country. However, the rate is still too high for it to be...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 11:24 am