Begging the question as councillors discuss rough sleepers and housing

More than half of the rough sleepers and homeless people housed under the covid-19 “Everyone In” policy have moved into long-term accommodation but people are still begging on the streets. Brighton and Hove City Council received £3.4 million from the government to rehouse those...

Number of new coronavirus cases falls again in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen again but the local director of public health has urged people not to drop their guard. The number of confirmed cases in Brighton and Hove over the seven days to Sunday 17 January was 1,274. This equated to a...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021 at 7:09 pm

Man arrested after doctor attacked at Brighton A&E

A man has been arrested after a doctor was punched to the floor in the A&E (Accident and Emergency) Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The 20-year-old man is also accused of spitting in the face of a police officer while he was being arrested. Sussex Police said...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021 at 2:48 pm

Knife-wielding robber thwarted by Brighton shopkeeper

A knife-wielding robber was thwarted by a Brighton shopkeeper, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 21 January). Now Sussex Police detectives re trying to find the man who went into the Premier store, in Carden Avenue, Patcham, on Tuesday evening (19 January) but fled...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021 at 2:02 pm

£3million to be spent on city’s dilapidated playgrounds

Up to £3 million is to be spent on refurbishing the city’s playgrounds over the next four years. The last time a significant sum was spent on Brighton and Hove’s playgrounds was in 2010, when many got new equipment. Since then, little has been spent. The council...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021 at 1:52 pm

Four in ten care homes have coronavirus outbreaks

More than four in ten Brighton and Hove care homes have at least two cases of covid – despite weekly testing and PPE. Although the rate for the city generally is starting to drop significantly, cases in the over 85s are much higher and have still been rising. Hove MP Peter...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021 at 10:51 am

Campaigners oppose communal bins because of overflowing rubbish, fly-tipping and safety concerns

Campaigners are objecting to the prospect of communal bins coming to their part of Brighton because of overflowing rubbish, fly-tipping and safety concerns. They cited the regular mess around communal bins in a nearby street – Upper Lewes Road – and said that they worried that...

Plan to ban cars from the centre of Brighton wins councillors’ backing

A move to ban cars from the centre of Brighton edged closer yesterday (Tuesday 19 January). Councillors asked officials to draw up more detailed plans for a car-free city centre – renamed a “liveable city centre”. And they asked for detailed options for an “ultra-low emission...

Councillors criticise ‘extortionate’ parking charge increases before voting them through

Councillors criticised proposals to put up the price of parking in Brighton and Hove – calling them extortionate and callous – before a committee voted for the changes. The ruling Greens voted for the higher charges and the Conservatives voted against while Labour abstained,...

Police appeal for help finding two missing teens in Brighton

Police have issued a public appeal for help finding two teenagers who have gone missing in Brighton. Georgie Maynard, 13, and Tianna McQuade, 14, were last seen at the weekend and Sussex Police said that officers were growing concerned for their welfare. The force said this...
Posted On 20 Jan 2021 at 5:02 pm