Brighton drug dealer jailed

A Brighton drug dealer has been jailed for 26 months for having thousands of “designer” pills. Tamer Elsherif, 48, of the Phoenix Brewery Student Residences, in Southover Street, Brighton, was given the sentence at Lewes Crown Court for having drugs with intent to supply....
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 8:04 pm

Officials told to ‘progress work’ on cycle lane extensions

Councillors agreed “to progress work” on more cycle lanes and to carry out a “meaningful public and stakeholder consultation” on the schemes. The schemes include a westward extension of the “temporary” A270 Old Shoreham Road cycle lane in Hove along the Portslade stretch. They...

Campaigners fear for rough sleepers’ welfare in wintry weather

Housing campaigners fear that rough sleepers are not aware when emergency shelters are open this winter. In previous years Brighton and Hove City Council sent out alerts encouraging community groups to direct rough sleepers to shelters when it triggered the Severe Weather...

Thousands of children in Brighton and Hove still unprotected against flu

Health chiefs have warned that thousands of children in Brighton and Hove are still being left unprotected against flu this year. Children do not even need to worry about needles, with the vaccine available as a nasal spray. But missing out could expose children – and their wider...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 12:41 pm

Marina igloos cancelled because of covid

Plans to install 40 igloos on the roof of the Brighton Marina car park have been cancelled. Peachy Productions, which is running similar attractions elsewhere in the country, announced the plans at the end of November. But just days later, on December 2, it posted on its social...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 12:14 pm

Just one coronavirus case in city’s courts

Only one case of coronavirus has been reported at the city’s courts since August, newly published figures show – and only three in Sussex. The figures were released in answer to two parliamentary questions about the numbers of cases among staff, judiciary and users of...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 11:53 am

Corn Exchange restoration given covid recovery cash

The Corn Exchange restoration project has been given almost half a million pounds of covid recovery cash. Brighton and Hove City Council has received £458,920 from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund for its Royal Pavilion Estate regeneration project. The...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 11:22 am

Fortnite cap snares Portslade burglar

A burglar who was caught after being recognised from the distinctive Fortnite cap he was wearing on CCTV is facing jail. Eli Cooper, 33, appeared at Brighton Magistrates court last Friday charged with breaking into an outbuilding in a Portslade garden. He admitted burglary, and...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 10:59 am

Warning over covid vaccine telephone scammers

Scammers are trying to fool vulnerable people with calls and text messages asking people to respond if they want the covid vaccine. The NHS has sent out a warning about the con, which is similar to those circulating in recent weeks falsely telling people they are being prosecuted...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 9:36 am

From food poverty to animal welfare, your emails and letters help keep councillors in touch

It is always worth writing to your local councillors because you want to support a campaign even if it is a standard email via one of the many petition sites. We like to hear from you and to know what is important to you. Such emails have prompted us into action over the past few...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020 at 12:05 am