Studs to stop skaters added to Valley Gardens planters

Metal studs have been added to the tree planters in Valley Gardens to stop skateboarders using them for tricks. The redevelopment was officially completed in September, and skaters had soon realised the potential of the long concrete ledges around the trees. But after complaints...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 9:48 pm

Brighton pub tarnished by stabbing had drugs sideline

A troubled Brighton pub had a sideline in hard drugs, councillors were told today (Tuesday 8 December). The Montpelier Inn had bulk quantities of class A drugs, with “deal bags” in the drip trays under the beer pumps as well as “deal lists” and scales, according to a barrister....

NHS waiting list goes up by 900 patients in Brighton and Hove in one month

The NHS waiting list in Brighton and Hove went up by almost 900 patients in just one month, according to an official report. The longer waiting times, in particular for cancer patients and people with mental health problems, are causing concern among health chiefs. The report,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 6:32 pm

Bring a smile to the face of a homeless young person this Christmas

A youth homeless charity is giving its Christmas shoebox campaign a 2020 makeover and taking it online. YMCA Downslink usually asks people to fill shoeboxes with gifts for the 763 young people it houses in Sussex and Surrey as part of its Love in a Box campaign. This year,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 4:40 pm

Hospital covid numbers drop as mass vaccination starts, Brighton and Hove health chiefs report

The number of people in hospital with the coronavirus has continued to fall, Brighton and Hove health chiefs said this afternoon (Tuesday 8 December). A report to the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “The situation in terms of covid-19 infections across...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 3:31 pm

Brighton house damaged by chimney fire

A house in Moulsecoomb was damaged by a chimney fire yesterday (Monday 7 December). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 9.46am, Preston Circus firefighters attended a residential property in The Highway, Brighton, following reports of a chimney fire. “Crews used a...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 2:09 pm

First patients vaccinated at Royal Sussex this morning

The first patients and staff have been vaccinated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton this morning. Bidge Garton, pictured above, was one of the first to receive the vaccine. Bidge has been a volunteer at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust for more...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020 at 1:07 pm