Seven more covid deaths recorded in Brighton and Hove

Seven more people have been recorded as dying within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Brighton and Hove. However, new cases appear to be starting to decline, with fewer cases recorded every day now since 4 January. Today’s new recorded deaths mean that a total of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 6:10 pm

Three fined over lockdown party on campus

Three people were given £200 fines after a large party at a Falmer hall of residence was broken up by police in the early hours of the morning. The University of Sussex said would be taking “all necessary action” after students from several halls attended the party on...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 5:48 pm

Brighton nursery to close despite parents’ campaign

A school’s nursery class will close despite protests from parents. Hertford Infant and Nursery School’s head teacher and governing body proposed the nursery class from September because of low numbers. The proposal was formally approved yesterday (Monday 11 January) by Brighton...

Vaccinator volunteers to be trained at The Amex

People who’ve signed up to volunteer as vaccinators will be trained by St John Ambulance at the Amex stadium this weekend. Three new vaccination centres in Brighton and Hove opened this week, and the Brighton Centre should be open for mass vaccinations by the end of the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 5:02 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors urge ministers to scrap BTEC exams

Councillors from all parties backed calls for the government to scrap BTEC exams this year and provide extra help for Brighton and Hove schools in the covid crisis. Labour councillor John Allcock said: “I’m glad that the government did make a sensible decision to cancel SATs,...

Surrey driver caught speeding in Brighton slapped with fine

A man from Surrey was slapped with a fine for breaching covid regulations after he was caught speeding in Brighton without a valid excuse for being there. The driver told police he was rushing to deal with an alarm which was going off at his business in Brighton. But when pressed...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 4:01 pm

One in five Christmas drink and drug driving suspects were arrested in Brighton and Hove

Forty-four people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving or driving under the influence of drugs during the month-long Christmas and new year crackdown, Sussex Police said yesterday (Monday 11 January). The 44 arrests accounted for more than 20 per cent or one in five of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 2:39 pm

Mass vaccinations at Brighton Centre expected by end of January

Mass vaccinations should start at the Brighton Centre by the end of this month, local NHS bosses say. The Sussex Health and Care Partnership, which is co-ordinating the vaccination programme, says the Brighton Centre will serve the whole of Sussex. It will join the city’s...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 1:45 pm

Brighton Marina landlord spells out rent concerns as coronavirus hits shops’ finances

One of Britain’s biggest landlords, with a significant holding at Brighton Marina, has reported struggling to collect commercial rents. Land Securities said that rent payments had slumped in the final quarter of 2020, with shops and food and drink outlets facing the most...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 12:52 pm

Family pay tribute to Sue Addis following shocking murder

The family of a Brighton restaurateur found murdered at her home in Withdean have paid tribute to the “loving and devoted” mother and grandmother. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Ms Addis, who died after being stabbed at her home in Cedars...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 12:49 pm
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