Brighton takeaway delivery service starts delivering newsagent groceries

A Brighton takeaway service has teamed up with a network of neighbourhood newsagents to deliver groceries. As shelves in superstores were stripped by panic buyers, Dinner2Go approached independent corner shops around Brighton and Hove who still had plentiful supplies of goods...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 9:40 pm

Council meetings cancelled in response to coronavirus

Dozens of council meetings have been scrapped in response to the coronavirus crisis with most decision-making likely to be handed to officials. Brighton and Hove City Council has also put back the mayor-making until September – the ceremony when Green councillor Alex...

Coronavirus crisis prompts council leader to issue urgent plea to supermarkets

The coronavirus crisis has prompted Brighton and Hove City Council leader Nancy Platts to issue an urgent plea to supermarkets in the area. Councillor Platts thanked those who were “working flat out” in local stores but asked bosses to help vulnerable customers. In “an open...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 6:30 pm

All schools to close from Friday

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all schools are to close from Friday afternoon (20 March) until further notice, with some exceptions, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But Mr Johnson said that the children of key workers, including doctors and nurses, would...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 5:22 pm

Brighton MP tests positive for Covid-19

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19, caused by coronavirus. In a statement posted on social media today, he said he had received the result after being tested on Thursday, a day after he first experienced symptoms a week ago....
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 5:10 pm

Scam warning over support groups springing up to help people in coronavirus self-isolation

People in self-isolation because of the coronavirus are being urged to take a cautious approach to offers of help. There are concerns that scammers could take advantage of informal set ups to rip off the vulnerable. Support groups have sprung up across Brighton and Hove this...

More Brighton schools close due to coronavirus short staffing

UPDATED: More Brighton schools have announced they are closing today because of coronavirus related short staffing – ahead of a total shutdown after this Friday. Dorothy Stringer and Cardinal Newman emailed parents this afternoon to say they would be closing tomorrow for...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 4:22 pm

Brighton renters call for more Government help and launch support network

A renters union is calling on the Government to freeze rents for those in self isolation and ban evictions during the coronavirus crisis. A petition started by Acorn has almost 20,000 signatures demanding UK prime minister Boris Johnson uses emergency powers to protect renters....
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 4:05 pm

Green Door Store closed + Brighton Centre announces more cancellations

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Green Door Store in Brighton is now also closed. Read their statement below: The Brighton Centre have added a further two concert cancellations. See the link HERE and see below: Visit and ‘LIKE’ our ‘What’s On – from Brighton and Hove News’...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 3:27 pm

Support music artists during the Covid-19 pandemic via ‘Bandcamp’

Being a musician can be a hard life! The public perception of music makers can be somewhat skewed by those earning megabucks at the top of the pop/rock pyramid. People reckon it’s an easy life for musicians, swanning around here and there and not holding down a ‘real job’....
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 2:21 pm