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

Busy ambulance bosses plead ‘only dial 999 for serious or life-threatening emergencies’

Ambulance service bosses have urged people to dial 999 only for serious or life-threatening emergencies. Pressure on paramedics and hospitals has been heightened by the coronavirus pandemic. The South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb): “We are experiencing some very busy days...
Posted On 29 Dec 2020 at 8:08 pm

Time to throw in the Tau? Brighton & Hove Albion rue missed chances again

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Arsenal 1 The season has got so bad that even Arsenal have beaten the Albion. The Seagulls had so much of the ball in the first and had more than enough decent efforts to score but still cannot convert on a regular basis when it is vital to do so....
Posted On 29 Dec 2020 at 8:04 pm

Emergency Christmas housing plea for Brighton mother with cerebral palsy

Friends have issued an emergency Christmas housing plea for a Brighton mother with cerebral palsy who has become stranded after the main ceiling collapsed in her flat. Ali Gibbs has cerebral palsy and was an active mum with her partner Chris to their three year old, Ottily, in...
Posted On 29 Dec 2020 at 6:56 pm

Half time with Hodges – Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Arsenal 0

It really is Groundhog Day all over again as the Albion have had all the possession but with little to show for it. Alireza Jahanbakhsh has had a couple of decent efforts, forcing at least one good save from Bernd Leno. And Alexis Mac Allister saw an effort fly after he picked up...
Posted On 29 Dec 2020 at 6:53 pm

‘Top 5 Gigs Of The Year – 2020’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team have managed to attend a decent number of gigs this year, despite the current Covid restrictions. A majority of our reviewers and photographers have picked out their own ‘Top 5 Gigs Of The Year’. You can read our reviews of the concerts...
Posted On 29 Dec 2020 at 6:20 pm