Severe weather night shelter opens in Brighton

The “severe weather emergency protocol” (SWEP) has been triggered for the first time this winter as temperatures plummeted last week. Outreach workers went looking for rough sleepers to offer them a bed in a night shelter as the air temperature was forecast to feel like freezing...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 11:50 pm

Police arrest wanted man with Brighton links

A wanted man with links to Brighton has been arrested in Scotland, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 9 December). The force had offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 28-year-old Alex Evans. Detectives wanted to speak to him about an assault outside a...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 10:46 pm

Health scrutiny chief airs covid concerns

A Brighton councillor has spoken out about the coronavirus pandemic at a Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) meeting. Labour councillor Amanda Evans made her remarks at the start of a virtual meeting of the Brighton and Hove City Council committee this afternoon...

Brighton pub must stay shut for three months after stabbings

A troubled pub has been ordered to close after a double stabbing but will be allowed to reopen after three months with a new manager and a new name. If it reopens, the Montpelier Inn, also known as the Monty, in Montpelier Place, Brighton, will be allowed to serve drinks until...

Police appeal for help to find missing Hove man

Police have issued a public appeal for help to find a missing man from Hove. Andrew Stell, 56, has been missing since the end of last week. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 9 December): “Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Hove man, Andrew Stell. “Andrew,...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 7:14 pm

Brighton pub ordered to close earlier and cut noise

A Brighton pub will have to close earlier and take steps to limit noise after relations with neighbours became strained. The changes are the result of new licence conditions being imposed on Le Village, formerly the Ranelagh, in High Street, Kemp Town, by Brighton and Hove City...

Forget the ‘new normal’, tourism chiefs promote Never Normal Brighton

As people look forward to the post-coronavirus “new normal”, tourism chiefs are reaching out with a campaign to attract them to Never Normal Brighton. The campaign builds on the oft-quoted line that Brighton couldn’t do normal if it tried. And it follows the temporary rebranding...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 2:46 pm

Labour should not claim opposition wages while in a coalition

The revelations that were published in Brighton and Hove News last week – that Labour and the Greens have been jointly running Brighton and Hove City Council in accordance with an extensive written agreement deliberately kept secret from the public – are an incredibly serious...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 12:05 am

Royal Sussex nurse speaks of ‘joyous’ first day of covid vaccines

A nurse who helped administer the first covid vaccines at the Royal Sussex County Hospital yesterday says he was overwhelmed at being part of such a “joyous” occasion. Cameron Bishop, 43, has volunteered for several shifts giving people the vaccine on his days off as...
Posted On 09 Dec 2020 at 12:01 am