New covid case numbers jump 57 per cent in a week in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus infections has jumped 57 per cent in Brighton and Hove in a single week. The figures recorded 2,935 positive tests in the seven days to Friday (17 December), up from 1,872 in the previous seven-day period. The weekly rate – above the national average...
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 11:25 pm

Grassroots venues plead for more help as ‘Plan B’ keeps audiences away

Grassroots music venues are calling for more support from the government after attendances dropped by almost a quarter. Venues across Brighton and Hove have seen cancellations and audience numbers “fall off a cliff” since the government announced “Plan B” coronavirus restrictions...

Soho House seeks drinks and late-night licence as Brighton seafront club prepares to open

An exclusive members’ club has applied for a late-night drinks and entertainment licence for its new Brighton seafront venue. Soho House has applied for a premises licence for The Terraces, in Madeira Drive, Brighton, and wants to sell alcohol on and off the premises from 7am to...

The council that doesn’t want to meet

Of all the damning statistics concerning the performance of Brighton and Hove City Council – for example, having one of the worst recycling rates in England, the third most polluted street and the eighth highest rate for anti-social behaviour – one figure must surely worry its...
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 8:19 pm

Stop sending vulnerable people from Brighton to emergency block in Newhaven, pleads councillor

A councillor has called on Brighton and Hove City Council to stop placing vulnerable homeless people in emergency housing where there is little or no support. Independent councillor Nichole Brennan said that sending vulnerable people to Kendal Court in Newhaven had to end after...

Missing woman believed to be heading to Brighton

A missing woman is believed to ne heading to Brighton, police said this afternoon (Tuesday 21 December). Sussex Police said that there was concern for missing Simone Williams, from Crawley, who is also known as Phoenix, Pixie or Lilleth. The force said: “Police are concerned for...
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 3:35 pm

Brighton man charged with ‘modern slavery’ and criminally exploiting 16-year-old girl

A Brighton man has been charged with ‘modern slavery’ by criminally exploiting a 16-year-old girl. Giuseppe Carella, 25, of Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, appeared in court in Brighton yesterday and was told that he would be kept in prison on remand until at least next month....
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 2:40 pm

Safe on the streets? Survey to ask women and girls for their views

Women and girls are to be asked how safe they feel on the streets of Brighton and Hove in a survey in the new year. It is part of a study into the actual levels of violence against women and girls as well as their perceptions. The study follows a government grant of almost £1...

Man suffers critical injuries in attack in Brighton

A man is in hospital, having suffered critical injuries in an attack in the centre of Brighton at the weekend. And this afternoon (Tuesday 21 December) Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses and information about the attack. The victim was attacked by a group of men in Duke...
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 12:50 pm

Councils can’t solve housing crisis alone

At this festive time of year with little daylight and long, cold nights, our thoughts often turn to those struggling with housing need. We’ve been living with a worsening housing crisis in this country for years and we have particularly acute challenges in our city. There 8,500...
Posted On 21 Dec 2021 at 11:52 am