Actors, academics and ambulance service veteran honoured by the Queen

The actress Lesley Manville, who grew up in a council house in Hove, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours List. The 64-year-old, who was born in Brighton, learnt that she would be honoured by the Queen as she prepares to play her late sister Princess Margaret in The Crown...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 10:32 pm

A thousand new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove in one week

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has topped 1,000 in a week for the first time. The news emerged as the government announced a staggered return to school in the new year, with a fortnight’s delay for most secondary school students. Those taking exams are...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 9:48 pm

Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2020

The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this year’s Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date order. Enj...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 9:10 pm

New year parties could be covid ‘super-spreader’ events, warns Brighton and Hove health chief

See in the new year at home – that’s the plea from one of Brighton and Hove’s leading public health experts Kate Cuming. Dr Cuming said that new year parties could turn out to be coronavirus “super-spreaders” events. Her warning came as online flyers were circulating for a new...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 9:08 pm

Police hunt for wanted man with Brighton links

Police are hunting for a man with links to Brighton and Eastbourne. Sussex Police said that Robert Foyle, 29, was wanted after an assault and damage in Eastbourne. Earlier this month Foyle was fined £80 at Brighton Magistrates’ Court after he admitted obstructing a police officer...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 8:32 pm

Police hunt for Hove man who skipped court date

A Hove man who broke a restraining order and harassed a woman, racially abused a man, assaulted two police officers and damaged two cars and a van is being hunted by police. Shouidur Rahman, also known as Shohidur Rahman, was convicted in his absence at Brighton Magistrates’...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 8:17 pm

Brighton council features in WikiLeaks files alleged to have been newly ‘dumped’

Online publisher WikiLeaks is alleged to have “leaked all their files” including one relating to a motion that was rejected for debate by Brighton and Hove City Council. While there are doubts that there has been a fresh “data dump”, scores of files and an index have been...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 4:18 pm

Hove seafront venue scraps igloo village due to tier 4 coronavirus restrictions

A seafront venue in Hove has permanently closed its “igloo village”, blaming the government’s tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. The igloos, at Rockwater, were intended to be a covid-safe space to eat and drink, along the lines of those used by the Coppa Club, in Brighton Square,...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020 at 2:47 pm