Parents may have to pay for asking social workers to take their troublesome teens into care

Parents who ask social workers to take their challenging children into care may be charged for doing so if councillors approve an official proposal. An increasing number of parents are asking Brighton and Hove City Council to take children into care, according to a report going...

Former Brighton church may be knocked down for flats

A former Brighton church that was turned into a family home could be demolished and replaced with two blocks of flats. The Meeting House in Park Close, Coldean, was converted into a family home in the 1990s. Now a local developer, WSE Property Services, wants to building 12 flats...

Sixty student flats planned for Brighton supermarket site

Plans to build 60 student flats above a supermarket in Brighton are due to go before councillors next week. The scheme involves demolishing the mostly single-storey Co-op in Lewes Road on the corner of Caledonian Road and replacing it with a four-storey building. The Lewes Road...

Major incident declared in Sussex as coronavirus cases continue to rise

A major incident has been declared in Sussex to give emergency services more tools to deal with increasing rates of coronavirus. The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) which co-ordinates and communicates between health, emergency services and local authorities, says its partners are...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 5:35 pm

Three held after Brighton and Hove police seize drugs and £10k cash

A Brighton man is among three people to have been arrested after police seized drugs and about £10,000 cash yesterday (Tuesday 5 January). Sussex Police said this afternoon: “Police investigating the supply of drugs in Brighton and Hove have arrested three people. “Officers...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 3:27 pm

Brighton letting and estate agency owner in £100m merger

The owner of a Brighton letting and estate agency has merged with another leading regional operator to form a £100 million business. Lomond Capital, which owns Brand Vaughan, has joined forces with Linley and Simpson, a Yorkshire chain of agents. Brand Vaughan was founded in 2007...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 2:43 pm

Council nurseries to close to most children

Brighton and Hove’s council-run nurseries are to close to all but vulnerable and keyworker children. On Saturday, the city council was the first to defy the government and advise its schools to move to virtual learning because of rapidly rising coronavirus cases. Two days...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 1:36 pm

Missing Brighton woman found safe

A Brighton woman who was reported missing last month has been found safe just hours after police issued a public appeal for help finding her. Sussex Police said this morning (Wednesday 6 January): “Diana Hughes, who had been reported missing from Brighton on 24 December, has now...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 12:40 pm

Brighton and Hove midfielder goes out on loan

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby is joining Championship club Preston North End on loan until the end of the season. Albion said that the 21-year-old Republic of Ireland international had made three first-team appearances this season but a loan move would give...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 12:10 pm

Coronavirus total doubles to reach almost 2,000 in just one week in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases doubled to total almost 2,000 in Brighton and Hove just one week, according to Public Health England (PHE). The figure is the highest since the start of the pandemic although the number of tests has increased significantly since the peak of the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021 at 12:48 am