Queen honours Brighton human rights barrister for helping victims of domestic abuse

Human rights barrister Zimran Samuel, 36, from Brighton, has been made an MBE for services to victims of domestic abuse. During the pandemic, from the first lockdown onward, Mr Samuel helped by working pro bono – unpaid – dealing with cases of domestic abuse and violence as the...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 10:35 pm

Long-serving Brighton lifeboat volunteer honoured by Queen

Lifeboat veteran Roger Cohen, 66, from Brighton, becomes an MBE after 39 years’ service with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Mr Cohen, the lifeboat operations manager at Brighton Lifeboat Station and Newhaven Lifeboat Station, was honoured for services to the RNLI...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 10:32 pm

Achievement, service and dedication rewarded by Queen in New Year Honours List

More than a dozen people from Brighton and Hove and with links to the area have been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List. They include long-serving RNLI lifeboat volunteer Roger Cohen, human rights barrister Zimran Samuel and Davinder Dhillon, who keeps alive the...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 10:30 pm

Brighton University student speaks out about fatal stabbing near his home

A Brighton University student has spoken out about the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy near his home in Hillingdon. Bradley Wicks, 18, went home to west London for Christmas and was out when the stabbing happened last night (Thursday 30 December). Mr Wicks, who lives near...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 9:16 pm

Covid blamed for a third of NHS staff absences

More than 1,200 staff were off work with sickness at Brighton and Hove’s main NHS hospital trust on Boxing Day, according to new figures. And about a third of those of sick – or 396 of 1,202 – had the coronavirus. This was up 54 per cent from the 257 covid-related absences the...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 3:36 pm

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in crash with car in Brighton

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash with a car in Brighton, Sussex Police said. The force issued an appeal for witnesses as investigators try to work out how the crash, in Marina Way, happened. The rider was taken to hospital after the crash on Saturday 18...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 3:00 pm

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Brighton and Hove but no new deaths reported

A record number of coronavirus infections were recorded across the country in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). And the virus continues to spread rapidly, with 567 new cases in Brighton and Hove in the past 24 hours, according to the...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 2:27 pm

Brighton and Hove burglar jailed for six years

A burglar has been jailed for six years after breaking in to two homes in Brighton and Hove, injuring a woman in one of the burglaries. Sussex Police said: “Lynden David, 57, of no fixed address, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday 22 December after being found...
Posted On 31 Dec 2021 at 10:39 am

‘Our challenge is to light the fire,’ Hove MP tells FT

The Labour MP for Hove said that his party had to take advantage of Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political problems. Peter Kyle told the Financial Times (FT) that Labour, edging ahead in some opinion polls, had “an opportunity to be heard that we must n...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 11:02 pm

Thousands of women miss smear tests during pandemic in Brighton and Hove

Tens of thousands of Brighton and Hove women missed their smear test during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to NHS figures. A third of the 88,000 women eligible for cervical screening in Brighton and Hove during 2020-21 did not attend an appointment. The...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 6:56 pm