Brighton put in tier 4 from Boxing Day

Brighton and Hove has been put into tier 4 from Boxing Day, meaning pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will close and households can no longer mix. The restrictions under what is currently the highest tier are similar to those imposed on the whole country in March this...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020 at 3:12 pm

Boxing Day gales on the way, Met Office warns

Strong gales with gusts of up to 80mph could hit the south coast on Boxing Day evening, the Met Office has warned. A yellow be aware warning was issued today, starting at 3pm on Saturday, and running until midday on Sunday. Gusts of up to 80mph are possible in some locations on...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020 at 12:43 pm

Brighton reportedly facing tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day

Brighton and Hove could be put into tier 4 from Boxing Day, national news reports suggest. UPDATE: The city will be going into tier 4 – full report here The government’s Covid-O operations committee is meeting this morning to discuss further steep rises in cases in areas...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020 at 12:28 pm

Overworked officer who mislaid evidence found guilty of gross misconduct

An overworked officer who mislaid tangential evidence which led to the collapse of two trials has lost her job after being found guilty of gross misconduct. The officer, who cannot be named in reporting of these proceedings, was asked to take on two conflicting roles after the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020 at 11:59 am

Brighton’s emergency winter night shelter to open over Christmas

The emergency winter night shelter in Brighton is to open over Christmas, a senior councillor has told colleagues. Green councillor David Gibson shared the news about the shelter – sometimes referred to as the SWEP – at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting. He was responding...

Dog track protests do nothing to stop racing but the abuse upsets blameless neighbours

Personally, I am not a lover of greyhound racing. I have not been to the track in Nevill Road, Hove, for many years. And even then, I only went because there was a charity event that I wanted to support. A large number of worthwhile charity events have always been held at the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020 at 12:10 am