New covid case numbers fall in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove remains among the highest in England although the rate has started to fall again. There were 1,290 new covid-19 cases in the seven days to Friday 13 August, down from 1,381 in the previous seven-day period. The rate was 442...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 8:54 pm

Community organisation offers help for patients struggling to reach doctors by phone

A community organisation is offering computer training for patients to help them with things like making doctors’ appointments as surgery phone lines remain busy. It is also equipping them to have online consultations with their doctor when appropriate and to be able to prove...

Hove man charged after suspected spoils of local burglaries found

A man has appeared in court after officers recovered dozens of suspected stolen items from a property in Hove. Police attended an address in York Road on Saturday (August 14) looking for a man wanted in connection with an unrelated matter. A search of the address found more than...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 5:17 pm

New plants being ‘left to wither’

Council tenants fear that new plants on estates around Brighton and Hove are being left to wither because officials didn’t think about how they would be watered. And tenants and leaseholders’ representatives were also worried that they would be unfairly landed with big water...

Scottish rockers Mason Hill set to rock Brighton concert venue

Glaswegian rockers, Mason Hill, are fast becoming one of the new breakthrough rock stories of 2021. Their debut album ‘Against The Wall’, released in March 2021, stormed the UK national album chart at number 19 and number 1 on the UK album rock chart, making it the first new...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 4:31 pm

Appeal for jogger who scared off suspicious white van man to come forward

A young girl fleeing a man in a white van who asked her to get inside cut her arm and lost her pocket money. Police have today launched an appeal for a jogger who witnessed the 12-year-old girl running from the van in Hillside, Moulsecoomb, on Sunday to come forward. The...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 2:57 pm

NHS staff to protest about pay outside Brighton hospital today

National Health Service staff are planning to hold a protest about pay outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at lunchtime today (Tuesday 17 August). The demo, organised by the GMB union, is due to take place from noon to 2pm. The union said that it was urging NHS...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 11:01 am

Robbers threaten to stab victim over £40

Three robbers threatened to stab a teenager before taking £40 he had just withdrawn from a cashpoint in the early hours of the morning. The 19-year-old victim was approached by the trio as he took money from a NatWest cash machine in North Street at around 4am on Tuesday, July...
Posted On 17 Aug 2021 at 10:58 am