Politician cleared over covid ‘bat soup’ remark – but now he has virus

The Brighton and Hove cabbie in charge of a neighbouring council has been cleared of breaking a code of conduct after he linked covid-19 to “somebody eating uncooked bat soup in China”. Conservative councillor Neil Parkin, the 64-year-old leader of Adur District Council, was...

Police hunt witness who failed to turn up at court

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a witness who failed to appear at court. Adam Scoble, 28, was due to give evidence at a trial at Brighton Crown Court. Adam, who is described as white, 5ft 6in and slim with brown eyes, and facial, neck and wrist tattoos, comes from...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021 at 3:53 pm

The Stranglers Brighton Dome show rescheduled to 17th February 2022

The Stranglers are, once again, incredibly saddened to confirm that they have had no alternative but to reschedule the planned 2021 spring tour, due to the ongoing pandemic. This decision has not been taken lightly, especially as the tour has already been moved back, but the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021 at 3:03 pm

Specialist police team set up to tackle serious, organised and violent crime

Sussex Police has set up a specialist team to target those involved in serious, organised and violent crime on the county’s roads. The force said: “A new police unit has been launched to track and catch dangerous and wanted criminals using the Sussex roads network. “The...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021 at 2:51 pm

Brighton based rockers YONAKA return tonight with ‘Seize The Power’

Brighton-based rockers YONAKA have returned with the first single since their debut album; their empowering and unifying single, ‘Seize The Power’. The anthemic song opens with lead singer Theresa Jarvis’s urgent spoken-word, which commands attention from the get go. Produced by...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021 at 2:24 pm

Covid deaths to remain high for some time

Deaths from covid-19 are currently at their highest in Brighton and Hove and are likely to remain high over the next few weeks. The news came as the city’s director of public health Alistair Hill said the number of cases, dated from a positive test, is coming down across...

Be the light in the darkness on Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the six million Jews, the tens of thousands of disabled, Gypsy-Roma, LGBTQIA+ persons and many others who were murdered under the Nazi regime. Each year when we remember, we cannot fail to be profoundly moved by the testimonies of the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021 at 12:01 am

Coronavirus sends Brighton and Hove Albion deeper into the red

The Seagulls dived deeper into the red as the coronavirus hit the football club’s finances. The club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion have filed their accounts for the 2019-20 season, the club’s third season in the Premier League and Graham Potter’s first as head coach...
Posted On 26 Jan 2021 at 10:30 pm

Brighton based ĠENN release new single

One year ago, the Brighton & Hove News Music Team were fortunate to witness ĠENN live in concert at The Hope & Ruin (read our review of the night HERE). Now a year on and ĠENN have released a new single ‘Feel’  from their forthcoming EP ‘Liminal’, which will be out via...
Posted On 26 Jan 2021 at 9:51 pm

Fire engines may stay in service for 20 years to save money

Some fire engines could be kept for as long as 20 years before being replaced, according to chief fire officer Dawn Whittaker. The oldest fire appliances are currently replaced after 15 years but funding pressures have prompted fire services bosses to reassess the lifespan of...