New covid case numbers drop by a third in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has dropped by a third in Brighton and Hove, according to figures from Public Health England. There were 787 new covid-19 cases in the seven days to Monday (30 August), down from 1,184 in the previous week. This gave a rate of 270 cases for...
Posted On 03 Sep 2021 at 8:15 pm

Health chiefs aim to cut bed-blocking with £1.9m plan

Councillors are being asked to approve a £1.9 million plan to reduce bed-blocking by patients who are ready to be discharged from psychiatric beds. The five-year plan follows a year-long pilot scheme by Brighton and Hove City Council and the Brighton and Hove Clinical...

Brighton cash machine fraud cases may be linked

Three people have fallen victim fraud while using cash machines at supermarkets in Brighton – and the cases are believed to be linked. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 3 September): “Police investigating reports of bank card frauds at cash machines in Brighton believe...
Posted On 03 Sep 2021 at 5:47 pm

Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Hove

Three suspected drug dealers have been arrested by officers who were on patrol in Hove. They were held in Highdown Road, near the Seven Dials, on suspicion of having cocaine with intent to supply. The arrests came the day after a man was held in the same street on suspicion of...
Posted On 03 Sep 2021 at 5:09 pm

Councillors consider whether to renew NHS trust’s community nursing contract

Councillors are being asked to extend community nursing contracts across Brighton and Hove for up to two years to match a neighbouring council. Sussex Community Foundation Trust currently holds the £5 million-a-year contract to provide health visiting and school nursing services...

Drug dealer jailed for stealing mum’s card to fund habit

A heroin dealer whose son raped young girls under her roof is now in prison too after she used her mother’s bank card to fund her drug habit. Anthea Dickson, 47, has two children serving lengthy prison sentences – son Lewes Harby and daughter Savanna Harby, who was...
Posted On 03 Sep 2021 at 11:17 am