New covid cases in Brighton and Hove fall but hospital numbers rise

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has decreased slightly, according to the latest figures from Public Health England There were 1,290 new cases of covid-19 in the seven days to Sunday 15 August, down from 1,354 in the previous seven-day period. The rate in...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 7:45 pm

Portslade councillor calls for action after crash

A Portslade councillor has called on Brighton and Hove City Council to take urgent action after a speeding car smashed into a back garden. Councillor Peter Atkinson said that the crash, which happened on Monday (16 August), highlighted problems that he had previously raised. The...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 7:27 pm

Brighton’s indie-pop specialists Nature TV release single prior to local gigs

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team are no strangers to Nature TV having reported on two of their Brighton concert performances last year. One stating that “Overall these guys all seem like really nice people and stay cheerful throughout the set. Their sound is consistently...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 7:23 pm

Council responds to ‘regrettable’ bin strike threat

Brighton and Hove City Council has responded to the threat of a bin strike by GMB members who drive refuse and recycling lorries. A consultative ballot by the union found that 98 per cent of drivers who belonged to the union – or 5 out of 53 – favoured taking action in a dispute...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 5:45 pm

Wanted Brighton man held and charged with two burglaries

A wanted man from Brighton has been arrested and charged with carrying out two burglaries and jumping bail. Lynden David, 57, formerly of Percival Terrace, in Kemp Town, is due to appear before Brighton magistrates tomorrow (Friday 20 August) to answer the charges. David, who has...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 5:31 pm

Medical student dressed as woman before throwing acid over junior doctor

A medical student heavily disguised himself as a woman before throwing acid at a junior doctor in Brighton. Milad Rouf, 25, of Newport Road, Roath, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to causing Rym El Alaoui grievous bodily harm at Lewes Crown Court on Monday. Rouf knocked on the door of a...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 4:02 pm

Bin lorry drivers prepare for strike vote

Rubbish and recycling lorry drivers are to hold a strike a ballot in a dispute with Brighton and Hove City Council. Their union, the GMB, organised a consultative vote, with more than 98 per cent of the HGV licensed drivers supporting a strike ballot. If they vote to strike,...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 1:16 pm

Brighton beach rubbish clampdown includes £150 fines for litterbugs

The council and environmental groups are planning to patrol Brighton seafront for a rubbish clampdown, with litterbugs facing a £150 fine. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “We’ve teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage and Leave No Trace Brighton to carry out a ‘Zero Waste...
Posted On 19 Aug 2021 at 11:13 am