Strictly spreads word for sign language, says Brighton school for deaf children

A staff governor at a school in Brighton that caters for deaf children said that Rose Ayling-Ellis’s success on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing has helped fuel interest in sign language. Ayling-Ellis, 27, who plays Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap EastEnders, won the Strictly...
Posted On 18 Dec 2021 at 11:06 pm

New covid case numbers up almost 15 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has jumped by almost 15 per cent in a week in Brighton and Hove, according to the latest figures. The average was 300 new covid-19 cases a day in the week to Monday (13 December). The number of cases was 2,103 over the seven days, up from 1,836...
Posted On 18 Dec 2021 at 7:29 pm

Clean Cut Kid drop into Brighton’s Green Door Store

CLEAN CUT KID + LORKIN O’REILLY + FLOWVERS – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 13.12.21 On a busy Brighton Monday night, Liverpool four-piece indie band Clean Cut Kid came to the Green Door Store as part of their UK tour. Formed of Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Ross Higginson and...
Posted On 18 Dec 2021 at 4:22 pm

Covid jab scammers target the vulnerable

Fraudsters have tried to con money and bank details out of vulnerable people on the pretext of booking a coronavirus vaccination. Sussex Police said that people were urged to be vigilant when booking a covid jab. The force said: “Police are reminding people booking an appointment...
Posted On 18 Dec 2021 at 2:24 pm

Hundreds of patients stuck in hospital because of discharge delays

Hundreds of patients who were medically fit enough to be discharged were stuck in hospitals in Brighton and the surrounding area at the start of the week. NHS figures said that almost two thirds of patients deemed fit enough to leave hospitals run by University Hospitals Sussex...
Posted On 18 Dec 2021 at 2:14 am

Hundreds oppose plans for Hove estate but no one’s listening, say objectors

Hundreds of people have objected to plans for a new housing estate on a greenfield site in Hove but no one is listening, according to neighbours. One of the objectors, Gareth Hall, asked councillors to step in after accusing the developer of dodging questions about plans to build...

Primary school wins battle over admission numbers

A primary school has won a battle to keep four forms of entry after councillors voted to reduce its annual intake to three forms. Brunswick Primary, in Hove, is the fourth local school to win an appeal to schools adjudicator Deborah Pritchard against the decision by Brighton and...