Coronavirus rate drops to lowest since last September in Brighton and Hove

The rate of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen to its lowest level since university students arrived in late September, according to Public Health England. In the week to Sunday (28 February) there were 116 new cases in Brighton and Hove – an average of just...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021 at 10:34 pm

Terror threats and extremism to be debated by Brighton and Hove councillors

Covid-19 conspiracy theories and anti-vaccination content are being shared among people in Brighton and Hove who are deemed to be at risk of radicalisation, according to a council report. The report described them as “right-wing narratives”, although this ignores the prominent...

Covid concerns prompt councillor to question plans for Pride and the Brighton Festival

There is no guarantee that any festivals announced for this year will go ahead, according to the council’s licensing manager. Jim Whitelegg’s comment came after Conservative councillor Samer Bagaeen asked why Brighton and Hove City Council had not responded to announcements from...

Covid jabs given to 70,000 people in Brighton and Hove

More than 70,000 people have already had at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Brighton and Hove. But the director of public health Alistair Hill urged people to stick to the rules as the covid restrictions are relaxed in stages. He said: “It is always pleasing to...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021 at 1:28 am

Share your views about how we can ‘Build Back Better’

I’m sure we all welcomed the news announced by the government last week regarding a route out of lockdown. The vaccine rollout is going well thanks to the hard work of the NHS, key workers and volunteers. As long as we remain vigilant in driving down covid-19 transmission, seeing...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021 at 12:05 am