Coronavirus cases drop by a third in a week in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has fallen by almost a third in a week in Brighton and Hove, according to the latest figures from Public Health England. But the number of positive tests – and the rate per 100,000 people – remained much higher than the level before Christmas....
Posted On 18 Jan 2021 at 11:04 pm

Heads and governors angry over threat to nursery funding

Head teachers and school governors have reacted with anger at government plans which will see cuts to nursery funding. A national census of school and nursery pupils is due to take place on Thursday (21 January). The government has insisted that only those attending are counted...

Police challenge Brighton takeaway bosses’ request for late-night licence to sell beer

Police have opposed an application for a drinks and late-night refreshment licence by the people running a new takeaway in Whitehawk. The owners of Portos Grill, in Arundel Road, Brighton, want to be able to sell beer and peri peri chicken until midnight from the old Fabric...

Police arrest man suspected of vandalising cars in Brighton

A man suspected of vandalising cars near the Seven Dials in the early hours of this morning has been arrested, Sussex Police said today (Monday 18 January). The force appealed for witnesses and any camera footage and said: “Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2021 at 6:38 pm

Hove seafront venue granted drinks licence

A pop-up venue on Hove seafront will be able to sell alcohol once the latest coronavirus lockdown has ended. Rockwater was granted a temporary licence last summer for its Shacks by the Shore – designed to look like beach huts – while the one-time West End Café was refurbished....

Greens slate government’s nursery funding rules for penalising coronavirus closures

Greens have criticised a last-minute change in funding rules which could cost nurseries in Brighton and Hove millions of pounds. The funding rules change came after Brighton and Hove City Council said that it would close its nurseries to protect staff and children from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2021 at 5:41 pm

Hove man charged with rape

A man from Hove has been charged with rape, Sussex Police said today (Monday 18 January). Daniel Curtis, 38, is also accused of sexual assault and has been brought before the bench at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Curtis, of Goldstone Way, Hove, is due to face a crown court judge...
Posted On 18 Jan 2021 at 4:39 pm