Prime Minister defends Ollie Robinson over cricketer’s offensive tweets

The Prime Minister has defended Sussex and England cricketer Ollie Robinson after he was suspended over offensive tweets that he posted as a teenager. Boris Johnson became the second senior politician to speak out after the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden responded to the row...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 11:07 pm

Number of new coronavirus cases doubles in under a fortnight

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has doubled in under a fortnight, according to figures from Public Health England. The vast majority of new covid-19 cases were among those under 30 and the biggest rise was among under 15s. The older age groups – most...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 9:59 pm

Brighton and Hove health watchdog given new three-year contract

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is to have its contract renewed as the independent statutory health watchdog for Brighton and Hove. Councillors voted to give the community interest company (CIC) a new three-year contract at a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 8...

Creeping Jean announce new single and Brighton gig

Putting a modern twist on the vintage 60s & 70s sound Creeping Jean are a Brighton six piece outfit that formed in 2018 and are offering up huge Indie-Rock tunes to cut through the haze. Having picked up ongoing support from BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, BBC Radio 2 and BBC...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 6:28 pm

Portslade renamed Brighton West in ‘ludicrous’ boundary review

Portslade is to be renamed Brighton West by the Boundary Commission in a review of parliamentary constituencies. The proposal has been condemned as “ludicrous” by those who represent the area. Hove MP Peter Kyle said: “I’m going to complain about the name. It makes no sense...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 6:12 pm

Archaeological dig begins at Norman manor house

Medieval pottery, flint and the remains of a wild boar were among the treasures found at the first day of an archaeological dig at Portslade’s Old Manor House on Friday. Persistent rain did not deter volunteers from Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society and Fresh Start...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 5:18 pm

Witness appeal after forklift trashes Mini

A witness appeal has been launched into reports of criminal damage after a forklift allegedly trashed a Mini. Officers received a report of a forklift-type vehicle causing extensive damage to the black Mini Cooper, around 7pm on Sunday 9 May at Greenways, Ovingdean. It’s believed...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 4:00 pm

Kemp Town shooting CCTV shown to jury

The horrifying moment a gunman tried to shoot another man in broad daylight in Brighton was shown to jurors today. Kai Palmer shot at the unnamed man with an antique pistol – loaded with bullets allegedly forged by Savanna Harby – during an argument in Rock Place,...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 3:46 pm

Brighton samurai sword kidnapper hunted by police

Police are hunting a Brighton man who was jailed for kidnapping a driver and threatening him with a samurai sword. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 8 June): “Police in Brighton are searching for Clark Walker, 35, who is wanted for recall to prison having breached the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 3:32 pm

Man due in court after Hove Lawns disorder

A man is due to appear before Brighton magistrates charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker during the disorder on Hove Lawns at the weekend. Jacob Ross, 26, of Church Road, Hove, has also been charged with having a knife in public and having cannabis. Sussex...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021 at 3:05 pm
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