Racism row halts meeting as councillors go Christmas crackers

A row about racism stopped a council meeting mid-flow this evening, with further recriminations promised. It started with a question about a recent commitment by Brighton and Hove City Council to become an anti-racist council. Conservative councillor Mary Mears asked why Labour...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 11:55 pm

Councillors sympathise with dog stadium campaigners but lack power to close track

A campaigner called on councillors to close the dog track in Hove but was told that they did not have the power. Animal rights campaigner Sarah Whitehead presented a petition with more than 9,000 signatures electronically and 2,000 on paper to a virtual meeting of Brighton and...

Brighton and Hove secondary schools under pressure to cut uniform costs

A new form of school league table won the unanimous backing of councillors this evening (Thursday 17 December). They asked officials to draw up a report setting out how much uniforms cost at each school and what help is available for those who struggle to pay for them. The move...

Green councillors aim to reassure climate campaigners with £20m promise

Measures to tackle climate change costing £20 million have been promised by the ruling Greens in Brighton and Hove. Many of the carbon reduction measures are already happening, the Greens said, with more projects in the pipeline. The party spoke out after campaigners from...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 8:17 pm

Suspected drug dealer arrested in Brighton after tip-off from public

A drug dealing suspect was arrested in Brighton after members of the public tipped off the police about their concerns. Officers held a 29-year-old man in East Street at about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 16 December). Today, Sussex Police said: “Brighton and Hove police want to...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 5:22 pm

Missing 15-year-old Brighton girl found safe and well

A missing 15-year-old girl from Brighton was found safe and well last night (Wednesday 16 December), Sussex Police said. Molly Carter was found shortly after the force issued a public appeal for help finding her yesterday afternoon. She went missing on Tuesday morning. Sussex...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 4:52 pm

Rehab patients urged to return any kit they no longer need

Patients who were given specialist rehab equipment which they no longer need are being asked to return it. Health chief Sue Shanks said that things like hospital-style beds, perching stools and recliner chairs were urgently needed for others leaving hospital. Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 4:02 pm

Portslade man pleads guilty to burglary

A Portslade man will be kept in custody over Christmas after he pleaded guilty to burgling an outbuilding. Sussex Police said: “A man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a property in Portslade after appearing in court. “Police responded to a report of an outbuilding to a...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 2:43 pm

Teenager hurt in attempted robbery in Churchill Square

A teenager was hurt in an attempted robbery at the Churchill Square Shopping Centre, in Brighton, according to Sussex Police. The 15-year-old, from Southwick, suffered facial injuries when he was attacked on a busy Saturday. The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 2:39 pm

Two Hanover pubs close after covid case

Two Hanover pubs have temporarily closed this week because of coronavirus. Both the Dover Castle and The Greys in Southover Street posted on Facebook yesterday to say they were shutting their doors for a while. It’s not thought the closures are linked. According to the...
Posted On 17 Dec 2020 at 1:54 pm
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