Accident spurs calls for more safety measures along busy Hove road

A recent accident and speeding traffic have led to two petitions calling for improved safety on a busy road in Hove. The petitions, asking for a 20mph limit along Portland Road and an improved crossing, were presented to Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall today...

Dental surgeries encourage NHS patients to go private, health chiefs told

People in urgent need of a dentist were told that they could have treatment if they went private, a watchdog boss told health chiefs. The anecdotal information was shared by Frances McCabe, who chairs Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, and echoed by Labour councillor Clare Moonan....

Hundreds of primary school children sent home as more bubbles burst

Hundreds of primary school children have been sent home to self-isolate because of covid this week. Brighton and Hove News understands Fairlight Primary School has sent home four year groups and its nursery, Mile Oak has sent home several year groups and Goldstone Primary three...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021 at 4:04 pm

Other Half announce free gig in Brighton

Other Half are screaming out that they offer “Nasty Music For Nice People” and we at Brighton & Hove News towers certainly wouldn’t argue with that! Other Half’s 2020 debut album ‘Big Twenty’ is 14 songs of caustic post-hardcore, exploring the unpleasant places people go and...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021 at 3:26 pm

Unfair fine for woman who almost took dog into square overturned

A Brighton woman says she is going to stop joining litter picks and graffiti blitzes after being unfairly fined by the council for almost taking her schnauzer into a no-dog zone. Carol Homewood was taking her dog Ralph to the vets when she was pounced on by an enforcement officer...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021 at 12:42 pm

Mayor sidelined by covid isolation rules

The mayor of Brighton and Hove has gone into self-isolation after he was in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. Councillor Alan Robins, who recently started his second year as mayor, was due to chair two council meetings later today (Thursday 15 July)....
Posted On 15 Jul 2021 at 12:16 pm

Woman attacked in Brighton after football final

A woman was hit during a row after England’s footballers were beaten by Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night in Brighton. Police urged the woman to contact them and asked for witnesses to come forward, especially if they had phone camera footage. Sussex Police said:...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021 at 10:33 am

Brighton’s busiest shopping street to be given multimillion-pound makeover

One of Brighton’s busiest shopping streets looks likely to have a revamp aimed at making it better for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers, the council said. Brighton and Hove City Council plans to simplify the road layout along Western Road, Brighton, with “improved...