Four police officers assaulted in Brighton and Hove on Christmas Day

Four police officers were assaulted in Brighton and Hove on Christmas Day, Sussex Police said today (Saturday 26 December). The force said: “Assaulting a police officer is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. “This is the message being issued by Sussex Police after...
Posted On 26 Dec 2020 at 9:06 pm

Stick to tier 4 restrictions, police urge

People in Brighton and Hove have been urged to stick to the new tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. Sussex Police said: “From 00.01 on Boxing Day (Saturday 26 December), all of Sussex will move into the tier 4 restrictions following the latest government announcement....
Posted On 26 Dec 2020 at 2:51 am

Have you been targeted by parcel delivery firm scammers?

Fraudsters are trying to take advantage of the thousands of people who have turned to online shopping for Christmas with a new scam. The national fraud agency Action Fraud warned people to beware of fake messages from one of Britain’s biggest parcel delivery firms DPD. The...
Posted On 26 Dec 2020 at 12:30 am

Messing up the Christmas message – and why it matters in the time of covid

Normally when government passes a law the message is, “obey it.” But not for this government. They’ve gone to the trouble to create detailed laws about how we’re to behave this Christmas yet the message is, “don’t follow the law.” But who to follow? Because the Prime Minister,...
Posted On 25 Dec 2020 at 10:51 am

A Christmas like no other – and one never to forget

It’s a Christmas like no other, the Bishop of Chichester said in his Christmas homilies. “This Christmas, like no other that most of us have ever known, is one I hope we shall never forget,” the Bishop Martin Warner said in his Christmas morning address at Chichester...
Posted On 25 Dec 2020 at 9:39 am

At our hospice I see hope this Christmas

The Martlets Hospice has got such a good reputation in Brighton and Hove – and it is a wonderful place. Sadly, I lost my wife there back in 2014. I ended up going to work there full time as a facilities maintenance guy and supervisor and have worked there through the pandemi...
Posted On 25 Dec 2020 at 8:25 am

Navigating difficult waters – the view from Shoreham Port

What appealed to me most about the chance to join the team at Shoreham was the port’s status as a trust. Unlike the corporates I had worked for previously, any profits made are reinvested in maintaining the port for everyone’s benefit. This ethos gives the place a great...
Posted On 25 Dec 2020 at 7:47 am

Proper political opposition puts residents’ interests first

Last week your Labour councillors brought forward a range of positive measures to improve things in our city at full council. Former Labour councillor Emma Daniel presented a petition aimed at reducing the cost of school uniforms. Emma did great work on trying to poverty-proof...
Posted On 25 Dec 2020 at 12:05 am

Suspected drug dealers arrested after car chase in Brighton

Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested after a short car chase through Brighton, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 24 December). The force said officers found about 200 cannabis plants after the pair were held, adding: “Police discovered a significant number of...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 6:38 pm

Brexit deal welcome – but it’s still a poor second to being a member of the EU

We welcome the announcement of an imminent Brexit deal and that pragmatism has prevailed over populist clamour. Nevertheless, no Brexit deal, however good the terms and conditions, can ever be as beneficial as membership of the European Union. So it still represents a hit on the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020 at 1:31 pm