Family of Gareth Jones raise money for lifeboat charity in his memory

The family of a man from Hove who was swept out to sea have raised hundreds of pounds for two charities – the RNLI and Amnesty International – in a matter of hours. Gareth Jones, 69, a much-loved and widely respected academic, author and business leader, died trying to save his...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 10:52 pm

New coronavirus case numbers fall again in Brighton and Hove on worst day for deaths

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen again although the highest number of deaths has been reported today (Tuesday 19 January) since the start of the pandemic. The number of confirmed cases in Brighton and Hove over the seven days to Friday 15...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 9:57 pm

Resident objects to drinks licence for Brighton restaurant

A new restaurant faces opposition after applying for a drinks licence in The Lanes in Brighton. Paragon Hospitality wants to convert the former Cath Kidston shop in East Street into a steak restaurant, offering breakfast and traditional afternoon tea. The premises is next to...

Brighton and Hove Albion defender goes out on loan

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Bernardo looks like going out on loan until the end of the season. The 25-year-old Brazilian returns to the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg where he played previously. Albion said: “Bernardo has joined Austrian top-flight side Red Bull Salzburg...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 7:27 pm

Council tax text messages were genuine – not a scam

A text message sent to Brighton and Hove residents saying that they needed to check a council tax website was genuine even though many dismissed it as a scam. People who received the message shared their concerns on social media, convinced that it was bogus. The text message...

Body of missing Hove man found

The body of a missing man from Hove has been found in the sea between Newhaven and Seaford, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 19 January). Gareth Jones, 69, is understood to have been swept out to sea while trying to save his cockapoo Connie on Saturday (16 January). The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 4:55 pm

Six fined for squeezing into Hove beach hut

Six people were fined for breaching covid regulations after squeezing into a Hove beach hut last weekend. Three large house parties in the city were also broken up and the revellers given fixed penalty notices by Brighton and Hove Police. The partygoers were among 120 people...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 12:46 pm

Rubbish collections missed as Cityclean staff hit by covid shortages

Rubbish collections are likely to be missed as Cityclean struggles to keep up with covid-related staff shortages. Brighton and Hove City Council is warning there could be disruption to services for weeks or even months as it races to recruit agency staff. Services are operating...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 10:58 am

Storm Christoph due to hit Brighton and Hove tonight

Storm Christoph is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to Brighton and Hove tonight as it sweeps across the country. Although the south coast is likely to escape the brunt of the storm, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain starting at midnight tonight. The...
Posted On 19 Jan 2021 at 10:40 am