Events, travel and entertainment sectors still need support, says Brighton MP

It’s too soon to start winding down the furlough scheme, with the events, travel and entertainments sectors still suffering the financial effects of the coronavirus restrictions, Caroline Lucas said today. The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion spoke out as the phasing out of the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2021 at 10:00 pm

Middlesex spinner leaves Sussex Sharks reeling

Middlesex (166-7) beat Sussex Sharks (103-9) by 63 runs Nathan Sowter produced his best Vitality Blast figures of the season as Middlesex’s bowlers staged an impressive fightback to see off Sussex Sharks by 63 runs. The leg-spinner finished with three for 13, while teenage seamer...

Brighton i360 loan payment deferred as debt rises to £45 million

Councillors have agreed to defer a £1.2 million loan repayment from the Brighton i360 because it could cost more if they turned down the request. They did so after learning that the i360’s total debt to Brighton and Hove City Council was about to top £45 million. Conservative...

Four-storey office block planned for long-derelict Brighton site

A derelict site in the centre of Brighton could be transformed into a four-storey office block. The site – on the corner of Church Street and Portland Street – has been empty for 25 years. The developer, SM Brighton, applied to Brighton and Hove City Council for planning...

One of Britain’s biggest banks shuts Brighton branch today

One of Britain’s biggest banks shut the doors of its branch in London Road, Brighton, for the final time today (Thursday 1 July). The branch is one of 111 that Santander said, in March, would be closed by the end of August, with 75 of them shutting this month alone. The closure...
Posted On 01 Jul 2021 at 6:18 pm

Vaccination map shows areas of Brighton and Hove with highest and lowest uptake

A new interactive map shows how many people in different areas of Brighton and Hove have had a first and second coronavirus vaccine. The map, launched yesterday on the government covid dashboard, shows that 68.6% of adults in the city overall have had a first jab, and 45.1% have...
Posted On 01 Jul 2021 at 4:27 pm

Electric scooter rider dies after crashing into fence

An electric scooter rider has died after crashing into a fence on a footpath behind Falmer railway station this month. The rider, a 54-year-old man from Brighton, crashed into the metal fence on Tuesday, 8 June. He was taken to the Royal Sussex with serious injuries and died 20...
Posted On 01 Jul 2021 at 4:05 pm

Hove law firm plans four-storey office extension

A firm of solicitors wants to build a four-storey office block and an underground car park at its premises on the corner of Hove Street and Vallance Road, Hove. The plans, by Engleharts Solicitors, would involve knocking down the single-storey annexe at the rear of the site,...