A year of covid-19 and lessons must be learned

As we approach early February 2021 amid another national lockdown, it is staggering to recall it is almost a full year ago that the first case of covid-19 became known in our city. There is no doubt that our lives have changed dramatically following the rapid acceleration of the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2021 at 7:23 pm

Big drop in rate of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove

The rate of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has almost halved in a week although health chiefs still regard the numbers as high enough to cause concern. There were 757 new cases in the seven days to Monday 25 January or a rate of 260.2 per 100,000 people in Brighton...
Posted On 30 Jan 2021 at 3:07 pm

Many are struggling and we’re trying to help

Across the board, public sector workers have worked tirelessly on the front line. They have led the fight against covid-19, working long hours, dealing with stressful conditions and even putting their own lives on the line for local residents. That’s why we were so disappointed...
Posted On 30 Jan 2021 at 1:10 am

Greens and Labour defeat ‘Trump-like’ Tories’ bid to save taxpayer millions

Conservative councillors were labelled “Trump-like” when they called for a focus on “value for money”. The comments came in response to six examples cited by the Tories as examples of how the Greens and Labour had wasted taxpayers’ millions. Councillor Samer Bagaeen said that...

Keep covid ban on evictions, councillors urge government

Labour and Green councillors have called for an extension to a ban on evictions during the coronavirus crisis. The ban is due to expire in a few weeks prompting Labour councillor Gill Williams to urge landlords, letting agents and others to find alternatives to evictions. Green...